• IMF forecasts ‘robust’ economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa

    A combination of infrastructure investment, expanding services, and robust agricultural production are proving tailwind to the strong economic growth in most of sub-Saharan Africa countries, states the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook report.

  • Positive economic outlook for Africa: AfDB report

    The 2014 African Economic Outlook report predicts a rosy outlook for the continent in the short to medium term, with Africa’s growth levels expected to accelerate to 6% in 2015.

  • South Africa, Mexico sign cooperation agreements

    Mexico is one of South Africa’s top three Latin America trade partners, while South Africa is the country’s largest trade partner in Africa. Now the two countries have signed further cooperation agreements.

  • University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research

    A world leader in plant-based vaccine research, the University of Cape Town’s Biopharming Research Unit will team up with Canadian pharmaceutical concern Medicago to produce a plant- based HPV vaccine.

  • No confirmed Ebola cases in South Africa

    The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has so far been restricted to West Africa, with isolated cases in Spain and the United States. However, no confirmed cases have been reported in South African and its neighbouring countries, says the South African Department of Health.

  • South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

    Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.

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