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'SA and China tighten economic ties, sign 26 agreements worth R94bn'

EWN Africa Correspondent, JJ Cornish says South Africa and China have signed 26 agreements worth R94 billion amid the China-Africa summit.

Cornish likened the agreements to loans and said authorities were mum on the decline of trade relations with other states on the Continent.

President Zuma is hosting his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on a state visit to South Africa, where the leaders have discussed economic trade between the two nations.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

They are giving us loans and are doing business with us. More African business should be involved and 65% of new investment money is headed the Continent's way.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa Correspondent

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'Mandarin roll out in SA public schools a snub to African languages'

SA state schools will introduce Mandarin in 2016 but some are concerned this will further make African tongues a lesser priority.

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