South Africa: An Ideal Investment Destination

Much has been said about South Africa’s rich cultural diversity and heritage. Much more could be said about her world-class infrastructure and undeniable position...

Improved water testing kit ensures water safety

Rhodes University's Dr Catherine Luyt has made significant improvements to a water testing kit that will allow rural residents to make sure their drinking water is safe to use. 

The battle against Big Pharma for cheap drugs

Drug makers are fighting attempts to change the patent laws in South Africa that would allow cheaper generics on to the market – life-saving medication to treat life-threatening diseases. There is precedent for the country, however, in a ruling by the Indian Supreme Court over the patent for cancer drug Gleevec.

SA seminars for Japanese investors

The Department of Trade and Industry is partnering with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi United Financial of Japan to host seminars in Yokohama this week to promote Japanese investment in South Africa.

Push for more generic medicines

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are on a drive to raise awareness around the benefits of using generic medicines, which could greatly reduce health care costs in the country.