News Clips on South Africa

(25 August – 7 September 2015)


Press Conference wth H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa

Japan National Press Club’s YouTube channel (25 Aug)

A 50-min video from the press conference has been posted on the JNPC’s YouTube channel.


South African Minister of Science and Technology expects Japan to drive fuel cell technology (25 Aug)

South African Minister of Science Technology Naledi Pandor expressed her enthusiasm to develop and produce fuel cell by combining the Japan’s technology and South Africa’s natural resources. Minister Pandor made a keynote address in a symposium on the hydrogen economy on 25 Augutst in Tokyo, which was participated by business leaders, academics and government officials from Japan and South Africa. 


JICA’s Senior Vice President Domichi Holds Talks with South Africa’s Deputy President Ramaphosa

JICA website (2 Sep)

JICA Senior Vice President Hideaki Domich held talks on 24 August with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was known as “right-hand man” of Nelson Mandela to bring freedom and democracy in South Africa, as well as a powerful African business leader.


Air China launches service to Johannesburg

Aviation Wire (3 Sep)

Air China will commence its service between Beijing and Johannesburg on 29 October. It will the airline’s first service to Africa. The thrice weekly service will be operated by B777-300ER aircraft and depart from Beijing at 23h15 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and arrive at Johannesburg at 07h35 on the following day. The return flight leaves Johannesburg at 11h50 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and arrives at Beijing at 07h30 on the following day.


South Africa’s Deputy President enthusiastically promotes investment from Japanese corporations

JETRO (3 Sep)

Upon the visit by H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, in Japan, JETRO and South African Embassy co-organized South Africa Business Forum in Tokyo on 25 August. The forum was participated by approximately 270 business leaders and government officials from Japan and South Africa.