Brand South Africa recently hosted a high-level delegation from Absa, to hold discussions on how the country was perceived globally across a spectrum of issues including economics, politics, education and skills availability.
• Building a thriving African brand
The just-concluded visit of President Barack Obama to Africa may be sending a message that, despite China’s increasing presence on the continent, the US is still here and it still wants to do business with Africa.
• Intra-African trade a must for growth
For a country to grow, international trade is a requirement. And through the Commonwealth Business Forum, to be held in Sri Lanka, South Africa will have the opportunity to forge links with that country and its other Commonwealth partners.
• Nigeria invites SA to do business
Botswana is a resources rich, economically and politically stable country with a strong economy and an enviable credit rating. It is capitalising on all of this to build its brand and grow the nation as an economic powerhouse. Synergies with its neighbours are part of the plan.
• Deals a-plenty at fifth BRICS summit