A few years ago, a pair of fly boys decided to build a plane and fly around the world. Today, their company produces the Sling, which is much sought-after across the globe. The Airplane Factory is a genuine success story, and is a tribute to the tenacity and "can do" attitude of South Africans.
To overcome the problem of high youth unemployment, young South Africans should look to running their own small businesses – and be taught how to do it from a young age. This was one of the ideas discussed at the Brand South Africa breakfast forum with CNN anchor Richard Quest on 13 May 2013.
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.