To overcome the problem of high youth unemployment, young South Africans should look to running their own small businesses – and be taught how to do it from a young age. This was one of the ideas discussed at the Brand South Africa breakfast forum with CNN anchor Richard Quest on 13 May 2013.
The debate was lively when straight-talking CNN anchor Richard Quest hosted Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola, Telkom chair Jabu Mabuza and Goldman Sachs MD Colin Coleman at a breakfast forum discussing African economic growth on Tuesday 13 May.
At the start of the Oscar Pistorius trial, celebrity US lawyer Alan Dershowitz suggested on CNN that Pistorius would not get justice as South Africa was a "failed state", and the trial "racial". Simon Barber, Brand South Africa's country manager for the US, wrote this open letter to Dershowitz in response.
The South African news landscape is set to change in June with the launch of Africa’s first 24-hour news channel.