(Business Insider South Africa)

Here are our top five articles of the past week. 

1) 10 massive projects the Chinese are funding in Africa - including railways and a brand-new city 

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.  

2) These were some of the top Google searches in South Africa over the past 20 years

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. 

3) A startup has landed R140 million to popularise biltong in America – at R1,800 a kilo

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.

4) This is what the new R300 million 'urban park' at the Waterfront will look like

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.

5) Why Gigaba’s humiliating visa climbdown does not go far enough

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.