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Figures for World Travel Market Africa and Tourism Indaba show tourism in Africa is growing. At the former, deals worth R3.7-billion in 2014 were expected to be surpassed this year, while exhibitor numbers were almost tripled. At Indaba, hosted buyers were up 100%.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation is preparing for the first anniversary of Madiba's passing in December with the launch of a new-look website and a special interactive exhibition at the Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, where members of the public will be able to pay tribute to their former leader.
The Ferrero Groups hazelnut operations in South Africas KwaZulu-Natal province are promising to create jobs and boost local exports, making the country a strong contender in the hazelnut market.
This October South Africas President Jacob Zuma aims to focus on the countrys economic growth, to meet the 5% target he set at his State of the Nation address in June this year.
Understanding that telling stories brings people together to build understanding, the government has launched the Tell Your Story campaign to foster greater communication and empathy between South Africans.
Africa is already the world's second fastest growing economy after expanding 5% a year in the past two years, and African countries are determined to consolidate and build on these gains, South African President Jacob Zuma said during a televised debate in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday.