Silver linings – why now is the time to step up trade between SA...

Johannesburg, 13 March 2020: Despite companies on both sides of the Indian Ocean reducing their offshore holdings due to tough trading conditions recently, there...

Initiative to grow Africa’s food security

The world needs to produce 50% more food by 2050, and Africa can fill that need. This is the impetus behind the African Development...

Manufacturing in South Africa

South has an established, diversified manufacturing base that has shown its resilience and potential to compete in the global economy.

Debunking African agriculture myths

7 July 2016 In a presentation to the World Economic Forum on Africa in June 2016, Kenya-born Calestous Juma, a professor at Harvard University, explains...

Engen adds to list of drought relief

The donation was made in response to a call for help from the agricultural company Senwes. (Image: Engen) South Africa has been experiencing severe drought...

Smart farming fights climate change

wine-farm---thumbThe Western Cape government is working with academia to find ways of building smart agricultural solutions that are resilient in the face of climate change. The aim is food security.

FOCAC starts today in South Africa

This year is the 15th anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation. It is expected to serve as a cornerstone for continued improved relations. It is also the first time it is being held in Africa, with Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Jacob Zuma co-chairing the meeting.

South Africa and Italy forge stronger ties

South Africa has made inroads into renewing and increasing relations with Italy, as well as finding new trade and diplomatic opportunities between the two countries, following a visit to Rome this month by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Bilateral trade hit a six-year high in 2014.

Lima plants the seeds of security

Lima thumbLima Rural Development Foundation runs several projects that have benefited thousands of people. Some of its most important and far-reaching programmes involve setting up systems to ensure food security for vulnerable rural households.

Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa

National Marine Month is celebrated from 1 to 31 October in South Africa; it's a time when protecting the country's marine resources comes to the fore. One of the reasons to take action is because the oceans feed us. Learn more about our seas by viewing our gallery.