A survey by South Africa’s National Small Business Council reveals that the country’s entrepreneurs are upbeat about the health and future success of their companies.
Global cities are the new centres of innovation and prosperity. Magnets for talent and drivers of growth. New research by the Brookings Institution rates Johannesburg and Cape Town as Emerging Gateway cities.
The 8th Annual BRICS Leaders Summit in India will look at how its New Development Bank is strengthening ties among its member states. The bank has already taken the first step towards bolstering relations by investing R13-billion into renewable energies for its members.
Doing business in South Africa is favourable for now, according to a study on economic freedom by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. But three Johannesburg businessmen warn that rising stock prices are reducing profit margins and can stifle trade.