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Personal care from people who care


Located in the Souss Valley area of Morocco a cooperative employing 60 women produces Argan oil utilising traditional skillsSpecialising in smallholder producer projects in remote parts of Africa and other areas worldwide, Earthoil Plantations is a unique supplier of ethically sourced, pure, organic, fair trade essential and cold pressed vegetable seed oils for the personal care industry.

Adcock Ingram eyes Africa’s emerging middle class


Kofi Amegashie_Adcock_Ingram_Holdings_managing_executive_for_AfricaKofi Amegashie, Adcock Ingram Holdings’ (Adcock Ingram) managing executive for Africa recently told the media that the company plans to double its sales from African countries outside its home market within the next four years to R1 billion.

Good response on development initiative

tn-Adcock-Ingram-Owner-Driver-SchemeAdcock Ingram (Adcock) has been empowering drivers through opportunities to possess their own enterprises while providing services to the distribution chain. The initiative is paying off for candidates in the company’s Owner-Driver Scheme.

GSK announces intention to sell a third of its holding in Aspen Pharmacare


GSK announces_intention_to_sell_a_third_of_its_holding_in_Aspen_PharmacareGlaxoSmithKline announced that it intends to sell up to approximately one-third of its 19 per cent stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. The disposal will be through a placing of ordinary shares in Aspen to institutional investors.

GSK to act on encouraging malaria vaccine results

GlaxoSmithKline advanced_malaria_vaccine_candidateResults from a late-stage study of more than 15 000 infants and children, presented in Durban this week, show that an advanced malaria vaccine candidate offered continued malaria protection to young children and infants. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) now intends to submit a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2014.

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