On the eve of the World Economic Forum at Davos, South Africa grapples with three challenges in building an equal society: high unemployment, poverty and inequality. A way forward is in infrastructure investment, considered the most direct way to creating skilled, high-paying jobs.
Team South Africa will again be joining world leaders at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in late January. The meeting is an opportunity to enhance South Africa's global reputation and tell the country's story of competitiveness and social cohesion.
South African political and business leaders were in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), this week for the UAE dialogue. They were looking to attract investment from Emirati businesspeople. Here’s a quick look at some of the more important indicators that tell the story about UAE’s economy.
The continent stands to lose the most from the gradual change in weather patterns, and the disruption in food production and destruction of habitats and ecosystems will have the greatest impact. They want delegate countries to "put more on the table" in finding a successful way to cut greenhouse emissions.
When it comes to South Africa's nuclear energy plans, there are two major issues to consider: the country is not producing enough science, technology and engineering graduates, and what to do with nuclear waste, the real nightmare for many people. Work is being done on these, says Necsa's chief, in the second of a two-parter interview.
There are many South Africans living and working in the United Arab Emirates, and 200 South African companies operating in the Gulf state. Given this huge scope for trade and investment between the countries, Brand South Africa will be in Dubai to show the nation's potential to Emirati business.