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Biodiversity is a pillar of urban and rural economies across South Africa [SOUND]

# President Ramaphosa has underscored biodiversity’s economic significance at the Biodiversity Economy and Investment Indaba in Johannesburg. Ramaphosa emphasised sustainable biodiversity users’ role in rural and urban economies, supporting numerous jobs. Ramaphosa noted the multi-million-rand indigenous medicine industry, including rooibos and aloe. He also highlighted the community benefits from commercial harvesting including the agreement between the South African Rooibos Industry and the Khoi and San Councils: 

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