Here are our top five articles of the past week.
At the close of the 2018 China-Africa Forum for Cooperation (FOCAC) summit held in Beijing in September, the world’s second-biggest economy announced that it had set up a new R900 billion ($60 billion) kitty meant for Africa’s development as part of a raft of new measures to strengthen Sino-Africa ties. China is Africa’s biggest and strongest ally and in recent years has pumped millions of dollars into the continent, funding one mega-project after another.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Google - which facilitates over three billion internet searches every day - has compiled a list of the most popular searches in South Africa over the past two decades.
Stryve Biltong – a very American company despite the name – has landed $10 million, or around R140 million, in first-round funding. And now it wants to teach the USA to eat biltong, something it holds greatly superior to the jerky that is America's home-grown attempt at drying meat.
A new urban park, with a basketball court and skate ring, will be opened in the V&A Waterfront’s R1.1 billion Canal district development in October, the Waterfront announced on Wednesday. It will cost an estimated R300 million, and will be maintained by the waterfront.
Award-winning financial journalist Bruce Whitfield writes that despite new visa regulations announced by the presidency, the country’s messaging to tourists and business travellers remains opaque. He says new measures require swift implementation for it to be successful.