Cape Town’s harbours are hives of activity, with ships arriving and heading out to sea around the clock. Freighters from overseas drop anchor soon after they get here, while passenger liners often cruise the coastline and visit tourist hotspots like Robben Island.
• Gallery: South Africa's birdlife
Hermanus-based Abagold is leading the way in developing a sustainable local abalone aquaculture, which bodes well for the future of the South African abalone industry and the protection of stocks of the threatened natural resource.
• SA consumers help rebuild fish stocks
The Africa Institute of South Africa will host an Africa Expo and an international conference as part of its Africa Week programme. The event aims to create international awareness of African affairs and culture, and highlight trade, investment and tourism opportunities within the continent.
• Brics a boost to Brand SA
South Africa hosts the 21st World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town from 4 to 6 May, where African heads of state and government will exchange views with businesspeople on how Africa can position itself as a key player in the world's emerging markets.
• SA fields strong team at Davos 2011
The Southern African Development Community is expecting its biggest ever investment of Chinese money in the region when representatives from China’s major industries travel to South Africa in May 2011 for a trade forum.
• South Africa at 2011 BRICS summit