South Africa performs very well in the more complex areas of competitiveness, such as innovation, technological readiness, and financial market development, according to Caroline Galvan, the World Economic Forum’s Lead Economist for Competitiveness and Risks in Africa.
Cities to play their part in building national competitiveness. Positioning South Africa as a globally competitive destination is central to Brand South Africa’s mandate.
Brand South Africa will host government, business and civil society representatives in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga to discuss how the country can build competitiveness, pride and patriotism.
While South Africa is building a new nation, solutions and new and inspiring ways of engaging with problems and challenges, are paramount.
At the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town from 9 to 12 February, the Department of Trade and Industry will emphasise the government's strategic focus on industrialisation and improving connections between mining and the rest of the economy, writes DTI Minister Rob Davies.