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.

Habibia Soofie Saheb Jamia Masjid halaal, cape town, islam, habibia soofie, western cape

South African hotel is the world's greenest

Cape Town's Hotel Verde has been given its second international environmental design certification, making it the most eco-friendly hotel in the world. It offers an entirely carbon- neutral hotel stay for guests and an eco-friendly working environment for staff.

South Africa goes high-tech to stop fraud

The South African Revenue Service has introduced a high-tech container scanner at Cape Town harbour, following the installation of such equipment in Durban port. The organisation wants to eliminate fraud and theft and help to increase duties and taxes paid into the country.

South Africa benefits from Brics membership

South Africa has benefited from its membership of the Brics group, says President Zuma. Trade has surged 70% to R382m. And it has had a knock-on effect for the rest of the continent. Africa has doubled its trade with Brics member nations, which is expected to reach $500bn this year.

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27-07-2015 JSE edges down at end of day

The JSE All Share ended 0.11% down on Monday, as 6.75% gains in gold miners and 2.01% gains in resources failed to offset losses in other sectors.

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