South Africans are markedly happier about the state of their country than they were 12 years ago, according the Pew Research Centre’s latest global attitudes survey. They also also more upbeat about their economic prospects.
Hayes is the CEO of the Washington-based Corporate Council on Africa. He thinks South Africa is a “ticking time bomb”. Izwi responds.
At the start of what it is calling “the fifth administration”, South Africa’s ruling ANC has heard the wake up calls it has been getting from markets, rating agencies and, when the May election results are parsed in detail, the voters.
Nomsa Sindani was one of the thousands of South African students who marched against apartheid, and faced its bullets, 38 years ago today. In 2010, she retraced her steps for me. Here’s the video.
South Africa’s renewable energy program helps win the country strong ratings from corporate executives surveyed for global management consultancy AT Kearney’s latest FDI report.
SA’s GDP growth has disappointed lately but let’s not forget that in per capita terms the country’s is still doing pretty well alongside its BRICS peers and what is now the Africa’s largest economy. A graphic.
Here are three thing essential things to haul aboard from South Africa’s May 7 general election.
Professor Barry Dwolatzky, head of software engineering at Wits University, is heading to the US to promote digital technology hub – the Tshimologong Precinct – he’s spearheading in Braamfontein.
Google has set up a page devoted to South Africa’s May 7 elections, with news, links to parties, manifestos and campaign issues, and a YouTube channel.
With murder rates for both men and women falling, says the Economist, South Africa is less violent than the Pistorius affair and other headlines would have you think.
South Africa welcomed more tourists in December 2013 than in any previous month. Maura Nolan, founder of Connecticut-based Safari Golf Tours, is part of the reason.
JP Landman, one of South Africa’s wisest economic commentators, and author of The Long View, helps a class of Georgetown University MBA candidates get a handle on South Africa.