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Steven Chiaberta

A blazing success

8th April 2011 While South African inventors and innovators face a number of obstacles in getting their concepts to market, many have shown that the barriers are far from insurmountable. 

The Western Cape aims to be film friendly

11th June 2004 The Cape Film Commission (CFC) reports that 2003 saw rapid growth of the film industry in Cape Town, with more than 35 feature films, 500 television commercials and 1 250 stills campaigns shot in the City and surrounding areas. 

Dreamworld remains scheduled for July 2005

11th June 2004 Construction of Cape Town’s Hollywood-style Dreamworld film studio is scheduled to begin no later than July 2005 and is expected to create about 8 300 employment opportunities. 

16 feature films and documentaries funded

11th June 2004 The motion pictures side of the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC) media and motion pictures unit is dedicated to facilitating growth in the South African filmmaking and motion picture industry. 

Remedies proposed to encourage local film-industry growth

11th June 2004 While the South African film industry is currently growing at a healthy rate, various weaknesses need to be overcome if the industry is to fulfil its potential to become truly world class. 

SA has favoured-nation status for $3,9bn in aid money

28th May 2004 The expansion of the donor-funded programme to rehabilitate the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) war-torn and badly neglected infrastructure has created increased investment opportunities for international contractors, with South African companies in particular set to benefit. 

Reducing South Africa–DRC trade imbalance offers many lucrative opportunities

28th May 2004 A desire to reduce the considerable trade imbalance that exists between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents South African firms with various opportunities to establish lucrative export-driven businesses in the central African country, while simultaneously assisting in... 

Irca: global potential being realised.

21st May 2004 Irca was founded 11 years ago and, through a constant focus on the same values that were responsible for its creation in 1993, has grown from an entrepreneurial company to its current status as an international firm with 10 global offices that manage 200 risk professionals. 

Investment opportunities increase for SA companies in Angola

30th April 2004 With an abundance of natural resources, and an infrastructure in need of almost complete rebuilding, Angola has enormous potential for investment and trade-driven development – a fact that presents South African companies with numerous opportunities. 

Reasonable diamond concessions are available

30th April 2004 There are various potentially lucrative business opportunities accessible to South African companies and individuals willing to mine diamonds, or to offer products and services, to the diamond mining industry in Angola, the world’s fourth-largest diamond producer. 

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