Commodities

Factory takeover boosts local textile industry

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South Africa’s embattled textile industry has been given a boost after the takeover of a Cape Town polyester fibre factory

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Africa and the food security debate

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In February 2011, the FAO Food Price Index reached an all-time high, while in 2010 the number of hungry in the world exceeded one billion people

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Investing in biomass crop

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Miscanthus Giganteus, a large, warm-weather perennial grass, has been identified through thorough research as the most sustainable and highest yielding biomass crop on the planet

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Egyptian factory for jobs and economic growth

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IFC is providing up to $35mn in loans toward the construction of a new chemical factory near Egypt’s Red Sea coast, an Indian-Egyptian joint venture that will employ hundreds of people, spur the local economy and help develop cross-border trade

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Zest donates to refurbish school

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 R250,000 donation to refurbish school science lab at Odin Primary School

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