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Rush for Africa’s marine species to feed demand in Asia

The booming, lucrative and often illicit trade in sea cucumbers, seahorses and fish maws threatens species and coastal communities

Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush

The pandemic hit abalone farmers fast and hard. Prices have dropped and backers appear to be losing their appetite for investing in the delicacy

How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post Covid-19

The AfCFTA is set to be implemented at the same time as the globe tackles post-Covid-19 recovery. Deeping continental integration can help to boost economies, particularly if stemming illicit financial flows is prioritised

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Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

In small plots below the snowy peaks of Mount Toubkal, saffron cultivation in Taliouine has remained largely unchanged for centuries

Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados

Across Kenya's ochre fields, farmers are switching coffee and tea for avocados in a bid to profit from increasing European demand

SA’s current account deficit widens

The deficit came after seven consecutive quarterly surpluses.

South Africa’s economy is badly skewed to the big guys: How it can be changed

South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive

South Africa’s first black female winemaker shakes up industry

The emergence of a crop of new black players is changing the makeup of the industry that is among the world's top 10 wine producers

Upturn in SA’s balance of trade is not all good news, but will please rating agencies

There is a grim downside to the upturn, which reflects an economy performing well under par.

​Scrap metal merchants rail against new export controls, despite noble intentions

Buyers and sellers in the scrap industry are worried about proposed changes relating to exports.

Surge in exports is due to global growth, not the rand

A narrowing of the worrisome trade deficit will not be thanks to a the spiralling currency, say experts.

Local scrap industry feels the squeeze

Neither merchants nor consumers have benefited from the new restrictions on scrap exports.

SA wine exports reach record volumes on bumper harvest

Demand for South African wines from Europe, whch experienced a poor harvest in 2013, saw exports rise by 26%.

Only foreign ships transport SA’s exports

The vast majority of South Africa's exports are transported by ship, but not a single merchant vessel is local. This renders our economy vulnerable.

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