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Decent employment through inclusive economic growth

In 2030, South Africa's economy is inclusive and dynamic. The fruits of growth are shared fairly. The economy has close to full employment, equips people with the skills they need, ensures the ownership of production is more diverse and able to grow rapidly, and provides resources to pay for investment in human and physical capital.

BRICS leaders’ informal meeting on the margins of the G20

The BRICS leaders' summit in Hangzhou, China on Sunday 4 September 2016. From left, Brazilian President Michel Temer, Indian President Narender Modi, Chinese President...

How can digital technology boost growth in Africa?

The digitalisation of the economy offers a huge leapfrogging opportunity to Africa, as the continent bypasses older technology to immediately embrace the new. This was the starting point of a WEF Africa discussion on the economic potential of digital technology.

CEOs partner with government to boost economic growth

With strong measures introduced in the 2016 Budget to turn the South African economy around, business leaders have committed to work closely with the government to ramp up economic growth, create jobs and strengthen public finances.

South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

South Africa: art and culture versus growth and jobs

There is growing international interest in the potential of South Africa's cultural and creative industries to drive sustainable development and create inclusive job opportunities.

Keynote address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2015 EY Strategic Growth Forum...

At the 2015 EY Strategic Growth Forum on Africa, South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said that if companies want to expand into Africa, they would need to understand that the continent is diverse and that growth strategies need to be tailored according to each country's needs.

Youth must move South Africa forward

Youth must move South Africa forward

Resources are being poured into education as the way to achieve economic growth. While the private sector has been asked to help South African youth, ending the triple challenge of inequality, poverty and unemployment is seen as the responsibility of young people today.
R7.3bn water project approved

Infrastructure is key to Africa’s growth

South Africa sees infrastructure development as a key job driver, alongside tourism, manufacturing, mining and beneficiation, the green and blue economies and agriculture. Its projects dovetail with the continental infrastructure programme.
GDP growth slows

GDP growth slows, jobless numbers up

Gross domestic product growth slowed in the first quarter of the year, according to Statistics South Africa. Contributors to the increase included mining, finance and business services sectors. It also said the unemployment rate rose to 26.4% from 24.3% in the last quarter of 2014.
Wild cheetahs return to the Free State

South Africa’s tourism sector set to grow

There have been some challenges and new visa rules need to be taken on board, but the World Travel and Tourism Council expects the sector to expand this year well above the 2% growth predicted for the broader economy. Employment levels are also expected to rise.

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