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JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has welcomed China’s investment of $14.7 billion as a financial injection that will stimulate South Africa’s economic growth.

Trade cooperation agreements signed by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinese President Xi Jinping for the investment are to benefit the local infrastructure, ocean economy, green economy, science and technology, agriculture, environment, as well as finance sectors.

“Strengthening partnership with the world’s leading economy and reliable trade partner has afforded South Africa with opportunities to increase its exports, accelerate infrastructure delivery, economic recovery and job creation,” said SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu in a statement released late on Tuesday.

- African News Agency (ANA)