Brand South Africa at World Economic Forum 2016


    Brand South Africa joined the 46th World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos from 20 to 23 January 2016 to share that message that South Africa is a globally competitive nation, an integral part of a rising Africa, and open for business.



    Open for business

    At the 2016 WEF annual meeting in Davos, Team South Africa showcased seven key messages.

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    Team South Africa at Davos

    Follow Team South Africa’s conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos on @Brand_SA #SAinDavos or @Brand_SA.

    Members of the South African government, business and industry leaders will be heading to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, taking place between 20 and 23 January, under the theme: “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. WEF takes place in a challenging global environment for both governments and business. More >


    South Africa’s seven key messages in Davos

    South Africa’s macro-economic environment is resilient and we are open for business

    Our prudent fiscal management and monetary policies have created macroeconomic stability. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2015/16, South Africa improved by four places to stand at 85 out of 140 countries in terms of its macro-economic environment. More >

    South Africa is committed to strong fiscal discipline

    With regards to the fiscal framework, government has stuck to its spending limits for the past three years and is on track to stay within the expenditure ceiling in 2015/16. More >

    Sound regulatory and business support programmes make South Africa your preferred investment destination

    South Africa has a diversified economic base and an economy that offers world class business services in areas such as information and communication technology, transport and logistics, and financial and professional services. More >

    All social partners agree on the need for policy consistency as well as the implementation of these policies

    South Africa is committed to economic and fiscal policy certainty to ensure confidence in the South Africa economy, its people and its market. More >

    Government has prioritised energy security to enable economic growth and development

    Government is aware that the country’s economic growth performance needs to be improved in a sustainable manner and has therefore made the resolution of the energy challenge an immediate priority. More >

    South Africa is prioritising infrastructure investment to ensure our competitiveness

    As part of government’s Nine-Point Plan, South Africa remains committed to resolving energy challenges to enable, amongst others, industrialisation. More >

    Africa is open for business and is a new frontier for investment

    Africa is among the fastest growing regions in the world and strengthened engagement presents major growth opportunities for trade and investment by South African firms, as well as firms that want to use the country as a gateway to the continent. More >


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