It has been a tough year for South Africa, Investec CEO Stephen Koseff has been telling investors in the US and UK, but government has a good plan and is working closely with the country’s dynamic private sector to see it implemented.
What to believe? And ad that baldly states that South Africa is a great place to invest? Or the hundreds of US companies that are already doing business there? Here’s an ad I’d love to run.
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.
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.
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.
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.