Southern Africa

Investment incentives available in South Africa

South Africa offers various attractive investment incentives, targeted at specific sectors or types of business activities. Government assistance The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)...

Spotlight shines on African cuisine

Africa's food is as rich and diverse as its people, yet its culinary offerings are not that well known. Filmmaker and foodie Tuleka Prah wants to change that. She has started to chronicle traditional recipes made by ordinary people on her website, African Food Map. One day, she would like to create an African Food Dictionary.

South Africa stable on Ibrahim Index of African Governance

South Africa kept its fourth position out of 54 countries in the 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released on Monday, and edged up in the safety and rule of law category.

Elephants find sanctuary in southern Africa

Three young elephants, captured in Zimbabwe for export, were left behind when 24 calves were sent to China. However, the pachyderms, which were injured before being captured, have been housed in an elephant orphanage where they will be rehabilitated and released into the wild.

Southern Africa to drive industrialisation

Southern African leaders put industrialisation at the top of the SADC's agenda as their two-day summit in Zimbabwe ended on Monday, ordering a ministerial task force on regional economic integration to develop a roadmap for industrialisation in the region.

!Khwa ttu: the way of the San

Part tourist lodge, part educational centre, the !Khwa ttu nature reserve in the Western Cape immerses visitors in the knowledge and culture of the indigenous San Bushmen, and provides training and jobs to this marginalised community.
African human genomes decoded

Silver Spirit’s epic trek on TV

The adventures of South African septuagenarians Mike and Jeanette van Ginkel, who undertook a daring trans-Africa journey in their Rolls Royce, are to debut on international television in September 2009.

SANCCOB in Namibian penguin rescue

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds stepped in last week to save 129 oiled African penguins off the coast of Luderitz in Namibia, before transferring them 1 300km to Sanccob's centre in Cape Town for essential treatment.

MeteoSat training centre launched

South Africa's new SADC MeteoSat Training Centre will provide African scientists with training in the use of the MeteoSat satellite, launched in 2002 to provide meteorological data across the continent.

Doing right by the Khomani San

The SA Human Rights Commission has released a damning report on human rights violations among the Khomani San people in the Northern Cape, along with a number of recommendations to protect the community's rights.