Trends and growth
Help is at hand for emerging black South African filmmakers trying to break into the industry, in the form of a new fund that will bankroll the full R5-million production and marketing budget of six qualifying feature films a year for the next three years.
Teams of representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia have begun working on plans to unlock the economic potential of South Africa's oceans, in the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that was launched by President Jacob Zuma on the weekend.
The world's largest commercial fly farm, which will harvest the larvae of 8.5-billion flies to produce food for chickens, pigs and farmed fish, is under construction in South Africa, premised on an innovative waste-to-protein concept that could revolutionize the global animal feed market.
South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has teamed up with Mozambican state oil company ENH and Italian multinational Eni to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a gas-to-liquids plant in Mozambique, based on future production from one of the world's largest gas finds of the last decade.
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