Zuma urges for speedy creation of regional food reserve facility

South African President Jacob Zuma has called on Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states to speed up plans for the creation of a regional food reserve facility to mitigate variations in food production arising out of climate change. “Considering the annual variation of food production in the region due…

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“Decrease trade barriers in region”

An increase in trade between countries in Southern Africa can promote growth in the South African economy and local businesses. This according to Falilou Fall, head of the Africa chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  (OECD), who recently released a report on the South African economy. At…

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Bird flu found in wild birds in South Africa

Another four cases of the deadly bird flu virus was this morning confirmed at three different locations in South Africa – this time in wild bird populations. According to a World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) alert, the H5N8 strain was found in Mpumalanga’s Lekwa Municipality in two southern masked weavers.…

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Namibian trucks still in Zambia after timber ban

Zambian officials continue to tighten the screws on the illegal trade in Mukula and consequently impounded a number of trucks, the Republikein reports. Charity Mwiya, manager of member services at the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), said officials prevented six trucks with Namibian registrations to leave the country.…

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