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Why Invest in South Africa

Message from the DTI: The South Africa of today is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets globally. South Africa is the economic powerhouse of the African continent, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of R2,3 trillion (US$309bn) – four times that of its Southern African neighbours, and comprising 30% of the entire


AAMPS African Herbal Pharmacopoeia

BOOK REVIEW: African Herbal Pharmacopoeia

African Herbal Pharmacopoeia Eds: T. Brendler, J.N. Eloff, A Gurib-Hakim, L.D. Phillips Publisher: Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards (AAMPS) 2010 289 pages Price: USD $125.00 ISBN: 978-99903-89-09-8 One of the great obstacles to the use of medicinal plants of African origin is the problem of their quality control. The use of high quality raw


Heard of Bangalala? Eriosema kraussianum is the key ingredient.

Five pyrano-isoflavones have been isolated from the rootstock of Eriosema kraussianum N. E. Br (Papilionaceae). Spectral data and single crystal X-ray analyses were used for structural elucidation. The most active of the compounds had an activity of 75% of that found in Viagra in the erectile dysfunction test on rabbit penile smooth muscle. – ref: ScienceDirect (PDF download: Erectile PDF,


Pelargonium sidoides presentation by True Botanica Foundation

This 53 minute presentation is a detailed lecture given by True Botanica Foundation on the plant Pelargonium sidoides. It offers a comprehensive overview of its history, identification characteristics and its medicinal properties. Pelargonium sidoides is a South African plant used for the natural treatment of upper respiratory infections including bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, and


South African immunity herb winning new community

Afrigetics on, 14 March 2012 South African immunity herb winning new community A South African botanical extract from a plant from the same family as the geranium but with immunity rather than stimulatory indications, is gaining interest as a natural antiobiotic and immunity booster.

SEDA Accredited

Afrigetics Botanicals (Afrigetics cc) is an accredited business with SEDA, a member of the DTI group. In order to ensure that we remain at the forefront of our industry as a thriving and growing  business, Afrigetics Botanicals maintain a strong relationship with SEDA who provide us with ongoing training and mentorship. SEDA has provided us


Nestlé deal ‘to respect local ownership rights’, SARAH WILD

Published: 2012/03/07 07:22:27 AM THE deal between the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for the use of indigenous plants and micro organisms in the manufacture of food, would be sensitive to local ownership rights, the CSIR said yesterday. The CSIR ran into trouble with the licensing


Sceletium, potent mood booster Written By Chris Kilham Published January 26, 2012

Among the many thousands of plants used medicinally around the world, about a hundred or so are mind and mood-modifying. Now, a plant from South Africa has made its way to North America, and it too promises significant mind enhancing effects. Sceletium tortuosum, known by the native San people of South Africa as “Kanna,” enjoys a long


Book Review: Green Gold

 GREEN GOLD – Success Stories Using Southern African Plant Species A new book by AAMPS Publishing outlines 10 key commercial species of African plants that have been successfully traded internationally. One new African species used in popular childrens cough remedy Umcka Cold Care (by Natures Way) is documented in this book, as are several other


Afrigetics Launches Kalahari Salt with

In 2011, Afrigetics introduced Sunfood Nutrition ( to our new product, Kalahari Salt. Sunfood saw potential for our award winning product and promptly added it to their range of gourmet salts. Here’s what they have to say about it:Introducing Kalahari Desert Salt Salt is an essential part of life. In fact, life is not possible