The Brics Business Council recently met for the first time. Before the gathering, Minister Rob Davies and South African council chairperson Patrice Motsepe spoke about the value of the nation’s membership of the grouping to the African continent, particularly when it came to trade and investment.
• Developments from Brics summit
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