The Eastern Cape is establishing itself as South Africa's prime bamboo growing region, and with a number of pilot projects underway, is hoping to soon develop the industry to a sustainable level that will benefit the communities involved.
• E Cape entrepreneurs in spotlight
Pick n Pay has entered into a three-year partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature’s sustainable fisheries programme, which will see the retailer transforming its entire fresh, frozen and canned seafood operations by the end of 2015.
• SA consumers help rebuild fish stocks
North West, one of the country's agricultural and mining powerhouses, was the latest province to host a Brand South Africa stakeholder summit. The event took place on 28 November 2011.
• Brand South Africa breaks ground in Free State
South Africa is still in the 'premier division of the global economy, says business guru Clem Sunter, but if it is to maintain its momentum the number of small businesses will have to increase.
• Cape Town to be entrepreneurial hub
The first phase of a massive rooftop solar energy project is currently underway at the Dube TradePort, 30 kilometres north of Durban. When complete it will be Africa’s biggest rooftop solar installation, generating in excess of 600 kilowatts peak.
• SA becoming a renewable energy hub
South Africa’s biggest seawater desalination plant has opened in the harbour town of Mossel Bay in the Western Cape province. The facility is expected to ensure water security and economic growth for the region.
• New solutions for water conservation