Trends and growth

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.

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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.

South Africa is top for affordable financial services

Three-quarters of adult South Africans have bank accounts, and women generally have equal access to formal financial services. Several mobile money payment systems, initiatives to digitise government transfers, and an extensive banking infrastructure all support financial inclusion.

Halaal food park on cards for South Africa

The government of the Western Cape has plans to establish a R1-billion halaal agri-processing food park to capitalise on the multitrillion-dollar global halaal market. The park will be a cluster of manufacturing and service firms in the halaal industry.

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