South Africa, one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, has a  long history of its people using indigenous biodiversity for medicines, food and cosmetics.

SA is globally recognised for the sustainable and inclusive commercial use of this rich biodiversity. About 3000 plant species are used in traditional healing practices.

The BioProducts Advancement Network of South Africa (BioPANZA) coordinates partnerships to enhance development and socio-economic growth in the biotrade and bioprospecting sector. It helps to achieve the aims of the National Biodiversity Economy Strategy (NBES).