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Economic Update | South Africa’s tourism industry looks to leverage visa reforms

25 Feb 2016
ZA tourism
A planned easing of visa restrictions has been welcomed by South Africa’s tourism industry, which is looking to boost lower arrival numbers and offset slowing domestic holiday travel. 

Economic Update | South Africa Year in Review 2015

30 Dec 2015
South Africa YER
South Africa has a host of appealing competitive advantages. It remains the continent’s second-largest economy – benefitting from a large manufacturing base, more than $2.5trn worth of metal and...

Economic Update | South African REITs outperform other assets

20 Nov 2015
South Africa RE
While real estate investment trusts (REITs) are relative newcomers to the South African market, with the regime governing the investment vehicle first codified in 2013, they have outperformed other...

Economic Update | South Africa’s banks on solid ground

29 Oct 2015
South Africa bank
Bucking the trend of the country’s subdued economy, South Africa’s banks have again posted solid earnings, as they continue to strengthen their position through improved risk management practices and...

Economic Update | South Africa’s manufacturers under pressure

30 Sep 2015
South Africa manufacturing
While power shortages remain one of a number of challenges South African manufacturers are facing in 2015, there is a silver lining: solid demand and efforts to trim costs and boost operational...

Economic Update | South Africa goes to the movies

21 Aug 2015
SA film
An increasing appetite for domestic content and a rising appreciation by foreign filmmakers of South Africa as a filming location should sustain growth in the country’s entertainment industry, with...