Africa's reputation as a safe investment destination is growing, Colin Coleman, MD of Goldman Sachs South Africa, said at a Brand South Africa breakfast forum hosted by CNN anchor Richard Quest on 13 May. But this optimism is only sustainable if Africans continue to invest in Africa.
The 13th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards recognises South African companies and business leaders making affirmative action policies work to create jobs, build the economy, and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship.
The transformation of South Africa's economy over the past two decades, from apartheid-era isolation to openness and growth, was the subject of a Twenty Year Review discussion hosted by Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry at Constitution Hill on Wednesday 23 April.
Visionary property developer Jonathan Liebmann – who styles himself a true urbanist – is looking for local partners to take his Maboneng model of mixed use urban development to Accra. The Maboneng Precinct in Joburg is building a new way to live in the inner city.
My brother has just returned to South Africa after living in Geneva for 14 years. He is going to reside in Johannesburg and work for Discovery Health and he is deliriously happy, writes Jeremy Gardiner of Investec Asset Management.
Managing perceptions of South Africa is essential to increasing its global competitiveness, and attracting foreign investment. This was the main message of a Brand South Africa seminar, International Perceptions of South Africa in a Complex Emerging Market, held on 2 April.