Trends and growth

Made in Africa: eight African cars

While Africa is one of the new frontiers for global automakers and automotive industry investors, there are a number of local car companies – some new, some more established – which are getting attention for building quality motor vehicles for local and global markets.

made in africa cars from africa automotive industry, nigeria, uganda, tunisia, libya, south 
africa, birkin, saroukh el-jamahiriya, laraki, africa, wallyscar, bailey 
edwards, kiira, innoson

Netflix arrives in South Africa

The US online paid-for streaming service of TV shows and movies, Netflix, has launched in 130 countries, including South Africa. It'll now be easier for signed-up members to watch what they want, when they want, where they want, on any internet enabled device.

South Africa's CSIR celebrates 70 years of research

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is celebrating seven decades of research in South Africa by educating the public on how they are improving lives daily. One of their innovations includes a healthy noodles recently launched, to combat unemployment.

South African biofuel project recognised for sustainability

In recognition of its sustainable properties, Project Solaris has received certification from Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. It's a stamp of approval for reducing greenhouse gases, developing a rural area, and safeguarding the natural environment.

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