Is SA Ready to Be a Knowledge Economy?

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Much has been made about South Africa’s impending transition to a knowledge economy. In fact, it was the focus of 2012’s National Science Week. While government initiatives set to improve the country’s science and technology output are laudable, the question must be…

AfDB Helps Build Regional Capacity On Value for Money in Social Service Delivery for SADC Officials

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Although African economies have performed better in the past 10 years, the continent is yet to achieve meaningful progress in critical areas such as the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Africa still struggles with a high burden of disease, in addition to rising…

Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa Helps Build Capacity of Young Paediatricians

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IN a bid to reduce the rate of infant and child mortality in African countries, Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA) has partnered with the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) to build capacity of young paediatricians. Dedicated to the…

Look Beyond Borders, Local Firms Urged

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THE Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) says local companies should embark on more trade missions this year to plug the gap between exports and imports. Zimbabwe’s balance of trade remains negative and worrisome despite registering a 21 percent decline to $3,3…

Public Procurement in Africa Benefitting Family Farmers and Schools [press release]

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An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers. Modelled on Brazil’s achievements in fighting hunger and poverty, the Purchase from Africans for…