South Africa is one of five wine-producing countries to join forces to form the New World Wine Alliance. The alliance plans to challenge European Union rivals under this banner.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has committed his country to being Africa’s advocate in the EU, is on a two-day visit to South Africa to sign a number of important agreements.
South Africa’s growing economy has created a huge demand for housing in urban areas. A joint venture between the European Union and the department of housing has made inroads in meeting that need.