Traditional knowledge has been combined with goldsmithing techniques and glass recycling to create a jewellery line that is distinctively African. Along the way, disadvantaged and rural women are learning skills and earning a living.
• Revenue from beneficiation
South Africa is known internationally for the quality of its fresh fruit produce, and the country is no slouch when it comes to apricots – it’s the largest exporter of top quality canned apricots in the world.
• SA’s burgeoning berry industry
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