South Africa Economy

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Interviews & Viewpoints | Jacob Zuma, President: Interview from The Report: South Africa 2016


What steps are being taken to ensure more inclusive economic development in South Africa?


In 2015 South Africa celebrated two decades since the end of the apartheid system, a watershed moment that in many ways marked the rebirth of the country. The 1994 elections – the country’s first multi-racial and fully open polls – were fêted around the world, and such was the momentousness of the occasion that people across the country waited...


ETIQUETTE: South Africa is a diverse, mixed and free society, and there is little in the way of cultural norms or sensitivities which if not adhered to could cause offense. Business etiquette is very much similar to that of Europe and North America.


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Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: South Africa 2016

South Africa’s capital markets are continuing to enjoy relatively healthy growth on the back of improved regulation and supervision. The authorities are working to strengthen the market's regulatory framework, particularly in terms of settlement cycles and systemic risk related to over-the-counter securities. Technical and regulatory improvements at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) are...

Chapter | Economy from The Report: South Africa 2016

South Africa’s economy has experienced relatively slow expansion in recent years, with GDP growth still short of the rates recorded prior to the global financial crisis of 2008-09. Like many of its emerging market peers, the country has been affected by falling commodity prices and the prospect of rising interest rates. However, South Africa continues to benefit from a series of comparative...

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