The global financial crisis revealed developing-country economies’ vulnerability to the vicissitudes of the world economy. To make growth more robust, it is essential that South Africa build economically enabling infrastructure at home and northwards into the rest of Africa, it was concluded at the Brand South Africa’s Competitiveness Forum last week.
Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan believes that obsessing about a product, and getting out of employees’ way, builds strong businesses that reward achievement.
Brand South Africa’s inaugural South African Competitiveness Forum took place at Gallagher Estate today, with one clear message – it’s time to take action to make the country more competitive. The forum was an invitation to help shape the nation’s future, delegates heard.
Two years ago, a couple found some wood at the side of the road and built a table. They had no woodworking experience, but their friends loved it. Today, Eco Furniture Design has been named fastest growing small business incubatee at the National Technology Awards.