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.

business-edit small

fiscal small

8 small

Social small

energy-saving small

2 small

AFRICA6 small

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 >


Related Articles

South Africa: open for business

South Africa has enormous potential as an investment destination, offering a unique combination of highly developed first world economic infrastructure with a vibrant emerging market economy. More >

South Africa – your investment destination

Plenty of opportunities await international investors in all sectors of the economy and throughout the country, and we’re always open for business – in every economic sector. More >

South Africa in Davos: Zuma’s nine-point economic plan

As the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos begins this week, South Africa will present a positive message of robust growth for the country, including details of the nine-point plan for economic recovery first disclosed in the 2015 State of the Nation address. More >

Who is South Africa sending to Davos?

The World Economic Forum will take place in Davos-Klosters, in Switzerland from 20 to 23 January. South Africa will be represented by the president, flanked by numerous ministers and prestigious business and industry leaders. We take a look at who will be jetting to the Swiss village. More >

Gallery: a chance for global solutions at WEF

The annual World Economic Forum is an opportunity for dialogue, debate and problem solving on a global level between political leaders, business experts, and civil society. Held in Davos, Switzerland, this year’s theme is “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. More >