Major shifts in governance, trade, infrastructure and demographics will turn Africa's emergence over the past decade into a sustained economic lift-off, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the International Trade and Investment Conference in North West province on Wednesday.
• Boost for food processing sector
In a move that will help to alleviate the critical skills shortage of qualified welding professionals in South Africa, the country’s electricity utility Eskom has launched a new welding school in the Gauteng province.
• More women engineers for SA
The Department of Trade and Industry has identified food processing as a priority area in the South African economy, and in April will launch a new manufacturing industry incentive scheme to support industry development and help businesses to improve their competitiveness.
• R200m tomato factory opens in PE