Regional Case Studies

Regional Case Studies

The South African textiles industry has been hard hit by cheap imports from the East, but with some innovative plans and a cash injection from the Industrial Development Corporation, Mozimax is going full steam ahead....

Some 30 percent of Westfalia’s global avocado supply comes from its South African orchards, which is sold in more than 40 countries. It also markets avocados from other countries, but is now looking at expanding into farming in South America and Southern Africa to fill...

In just six years, Capricorn FM, South Africa’s first wholly black owned regional radio station, has proved its mettle. The station has been punching above its weight from the start, and has become something of a force for good....

Clean water is a basic human right, but for many people – particularly poor, rural people – this is simply a pipedream. Ikusasa Chemicals has a solution it is installing in water purification plants across Western Cape, and soon countrywide: membrane ultra-filtration....

The global recession, coupled with an uncompetitive business model, almost forced Prima Bake to switch off its ovens and close its doors. But some tough changes are being made and recovery is in sight....

History is being made on the banks of the Orange River, where the Kakamas Hydro Electric Power project will be the first independent power producer to deliver clean energy via a run-of-river mini-hydro in South Africa. It will generate enough electricity for 5 000 homes....

A clinic in Mpumalanga, eMalahleni Private Hospital, is doing the seemingly impossible: offering quality private health care at affordable prices to patients, most of whom are coal miners. It is also working in tandem with public hospitals to ease their load...

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