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Soft power, co-operation will give South Africa an edge in Africa

Building South Africa's reputation in Africa will take effort from business and the government, as well as all South Africans, a research seminar on the nation's reputation hears. While South African businesses were respected in other African countries, South Africans were at times perceived as imposing and aggressive.

Be bold, keep it real, make it quick: a lesson from Nollywood

In 2014, Brand South Africa's Petrus de Kock sat down with Nigerian filmmaker Alex Eyengho to discuss Nollywood. Being the second largest film industry in the world, averaging 1 500 productions a year, and being third most valuable, generating over R130-billion, Nollywood presents South Africa with important lessons for success.

Infographic: South Africa and Ghana

Brand South Africa and Brand Ghana are hosting a dialogue in the capital of Accra this week on building competitive African nation brands. At the same time, the South Africa Incorporated research project is also in the West African country to find out what they think about us.  Here’s how the two countries fare in some of the more important economic indicators.

Competitiveness on the agenda in Ghana

Ghanaian and South African officials, business people, students and civil society will meet in Accra to thrash out ways to build competitive African nation brands. It will look at active citizenship as necessary for economic growth. The dialogue takes place against flat economic competitiveness on the continent as a whole.

How does Ghana see South Africa?

Kenya thinks South African business managers are imposing and controlling; Nigerians respect their insistence on corporate governance. How other African countries perceive South Africa affects trade; building better relationships will boost business. Next stop on the South Africa Incorporated research bus is Accra.

How to tell a good story so the world listens

The South African Competitiveness Forum Report tracks input from many stakeholders countrywide on South Africa's position in the world. Already several goals set out...

South Africa brand ambassadors

Brand South Africa recently hosted a high-level delegation from Absa, to hold discussions on how the country was perceived globally across a spectrum of issues including economics, politics, education and skills availability.
Building a thriving African brand

Brics summit in the spotlight

The 2013 Brics summit, which takes place from 25 to 27 March in Durban, was the main topic of discussion at Frontier Advisory’s monthly Africa Frontiers Forum held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Brics development bank underway?

Trade, not aid, say youth

Southern Africa is hosting a business delegation, led by the Finnish minister of European affairs and foreign trade, Alexander Stubb, which aims to boost trade and investment between his country and the region.
Empowering young people in SA


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