SA’s key economic sectors

Among the key sectors that keep South Africa's economic engine running are manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, financial services, transport, mining, agriculture and tourism. South...

South Africa’s competitive advantage in the developing world

South Africa's approach to government policy sets a benchmark for other emerging countries to follow, writes Brand South Africa chief executive Miller Matola.

Facebook opens offices in South Africa

In a first for the continent, Facebook has opened an office in Johannesburg. The social networking platform is already a central part of people's lives in Africa, it says. And with more than a billion people in Africa, "we want to do more to help people and businesses connect".

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.

Why invest in South Africa?

With its wealth of minerals, South Africa is one of the most resource-rich regions on the planet. Add to this its sophisticated financial sector...

Netflix arrives in South Africa

The US online paid-for streaming service of TV shows and movies, Netflix, has launched in 130 countries, including South Africa. It'll now be easier for signed-up members to watch what they want, when they want, where they want, on any internet enabled device.

South Africa in summary

Find out everything you need to know about South Africa at glance. Land surface area 1 220 813 km² Key economic sectors Mining services and transport Energy Manufacturing Tourism Agriculture Population Total: 56.52 million Male: 27.62...

International call centre opens in Durban

CCI Call Centres has opened a R200-million call centre in Umhlanga. The company now has three facilities in South Africa, employing more than 4 000 people, from where it services some of the UK's leading brands in the mobile, technology, telecommunications and financial sectors.

DTI: first stop for exporters

The main government body tasked with assisting exporters and marketing South African exports internationally is the Department of Trade and industry.

CEOs Know Campaign: Why Invest Invest in South Africa

Tsabeng Nthite – With an impact of R324 billion on national GDP, South Africa’s petroleum industry plays a key role in the economic development...