The average South African is now worth US$11 310, up 169% from $4 200 in 2000, according to a new report, Wealth Statistics in Africa. More than this, the country's powerhouse city of Johannesburg is now home to the highest concentration of dollar millionaires on the continent.
South Africa's approach to government policy sets a benchmark for other emerging countries to follow, writes Brand South Africa chief executive Miller Matola.
What are South Africa's prospects in the global economy? At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, the Mail & Guardian and Brand South Africa put the public's questions to trade and industry minister Rob Davies, Colin Coleman of Goldman Sachs and communications minister Yunus Carrim.
International economists predict steady growth in the South African economy over the next year, one sign that the country is increasingly competitive globally – and is attracting substantial interest from Chinese investors.
"South Africa is easy to sell." At a send-off on Thursday for the high-powered Team South Africa set to jet off for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, President Jacob Zuma urged them to take every opportunity to promote South Africa to the world.
Profound political, economic, social and technological forces are transforming our world, according to the World Economic Forum. The trick is in how the world responds - a topic the forum will address at its annual Davos gathering in late January. And South Africa will be there.