South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R13-billion this November, following significant growth in exports for the year-to-date.
The figure is cumulative one, which covers the six months between January 1 and June 30, 2016. During the same period in 2015, South Africa had recorded a deficit of R22.95-billion.
Shivambu was speaking to black professionals in Sandton this week. Food security is a major political issue in South Africa and Shivambu thinks it is embarrassing and disempowering that the people of this country are so heavily reliant in imports.