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.
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.
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 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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