Botswana is a resources rich, economically and politically stable country with a strong economy and an enviable credit rating. It is capitalising on all of this to build its brand and grow the nation as an economic powerhouse. Synergies with its neighbours are part of the plan.
• Deals a-plenty at fifth BRICS summit
Women in Wine is toasting its success as its wines are well-received in the export market. Its allure, the company believes, lies in more than just its quality tipple. Buyers are supporting its drive to empower female farm workers, putting their money where their mouth is.
• ‘Most exciting’ New World wine
Traditional knowledge has been combined with goldsmithing techniques and glass recycling to create a jewellery line that is distinctively African. Along the way, disadvantaged and rural women are learning skills and earning a living.
• Revenue from beneficiation
South Africa is known internationally for the quality of its fresh fruit produce, and the country is no slouch when it comes to apricots – it’s the largest exporter of top quality canned apricots in the world.
• SA’s burgeoning berry industry