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Vol 43 No 20

Published 11th October 2002

South Africa

Scrambling for Africa

Business hopes that President Mbeki's pan-African vision can produce some profits too

As Pretoria flexes its diplomatic muscles in Africa, championing the New Partnership for Africa's Development and sending peacekeeping troops to Burundi and Congo-Kinshasa, its companies are following the flag. South African investors are looking keenly northward and the new trade push is strongly in South Africa's favour.

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