Soon anyone visiting the picturesque Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet will be obliged to throw back a couple of tequila slammers before heading off again. The small town is set for world fame among lovers of the fiery drink as the only place outside of Mexico where tequila - marketed under the name "Agava" - is made.
Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.
Worth an estimated R3.4-billion a year, the South African crafts industry is providing an income for many who would otherwise be out in the cold, as displays at the recent World Summit showed.
With 70-75% of South Africans expected to be living in urban areas by 2030, the economic sustainability of the country's cities will be crucial to its overall economic growth. A new initiative responds to the challenges.
The beauty industry is one of the most competitive on the planet. Companies spend huge amounts researching and developing new products. You would think that rural African communities would be the last to benefit ...
A South African company that manufactures performance-quality guitars from oil cans is establishing a presence in overseas markets, marketing a unique blend of modern guitar technology and African tradition and innovation.
Attracted by the countrys world-class surgeons, spectacular tourist destinations and favourable exchange rate, foreigners are flocking to South Africa for affordable operations and luxurious post-operative holidays.
Blue IQ, a multi-billion rand initiative by the Gauteng provincial government to invest in economic infrastructure development in targeted mega-projects, could create over 100 000 jobs and generate in the region of R100-billion worth of investment over the next 10 years.
South Africa is a key driver of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad), a blueprint for Africa that tackles issues such as peace, security, and good economic, political and corporate governance.
OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, situated east of Joburg, is the busiest airport on the continent - and the air transport hub of southern Africa.