Some R800m has been set aside for the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme, to promote the growth of aquaculture, which has been identified as a key growth industry given the falling fish stocks in the wild.
• Boost for food processing sector
The second day of the fifth Brics summit saw a number of co-operation agreements signed between the attending heads of state in fields ranging from nuclear medicine and military technology to rail transport and the much-anticipated Brics bank.
• Building revenue with beneficiation
Beneficiation is a more effective way of building revenue than raising taxation, and BRICS countries should develop their own industries instead of simply handing over their wealth, industry leaders told delegates to the fifth BRICS summit under way in Durban.
• Brics journos get to know SA
The Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African hosted the Inaugural SA Premiere Business Awards to honour the excellence of these companies in their categories.
• Gordhan: Make SA work smarter
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his annual budget speech on 27 February. The national budget gives details of the government’s plans for borrowing, spending and taxation over the next three years.
• SA’s budget most transparent in world
South Africa has its second six-star green rating, handed to No 1 Silo at Cape Town's popular V&A Waterfront. Every aspect of the building, including construction, is aligned with environmental best practice.
• Green buildings now the law in South Africa