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AltX, Africa's first alternative exchange for small to medium and growing companies, is riding the wave of the private sector's bullish sentiment about the South African economy with a number of important new listings.
South Africas bid to commercialise biotechnology is forging ahead with the setting up of three new regional innovation centres, the first of which has just been launched in Johannesburg.
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.
As large enterprises have restructured and downsized small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) have come to play an increasingly important role in South Africa's economy and development.