South Africa

Mendillo returns to farms as Harvard vies for Ivy rebound

Since Jane Mendillo took over the endowment in July 2008, Harvard’s holdings of forests, farms and other natural resources in Brazil as well as in New Zealand and Romania have grown to about 10 percent of the portfolio -- more than $3 billion -- and she wants to add more.

Illovo pulls out of Mali sugar project

South African group Illovo Sugar has pulled out of a 2.6 billion rand sugar project in Mali, largely due to political risk and also funding difficulties, and will focus on growth opportunities elsewhere in Africa.

Foreign land buying in Africa slammed

Foreign countries which buy African farmland in order to gain food security are guilty of a "new form of colonisation," says South Africa's Minister of Agriculture Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Achat de terres en Afrique: une nouvelle colonisation

Les pays étrangers qui achètent des terres agricoles en Afrique pour assurer leur approvisionnement en nourriture sont coupables d'une nouvelle forme de colonisation, a affirmé la ministre sud-africaine de l'Agriculture Tina Joemat-Pettersson.