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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe delivers the keynote address at the SA Competitiveness Forum held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng, on Tuesday. Picture: GCIS

NDP already improving lives, says Chabane

Evaluation minister Collins Chabane points out country has posted highest job numbers since 2008 crisis, a day after Goldman Sachs issues mixed 20-year review

Forum shines spotlight on SA’s competitiveness

Brand South Africa research manager Petrus de Kock. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Country’s strengths and weaknesses up for discussion, writes Neels Blom

Competitive manufacturing in shift from usual economies

Deloitte confirms that landscape for competitive manufacturing is shifting away from world’s traditional economies in manufacturing

There’s more than one way to assess studies, indices

Table Mountain panoramic XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK

Analysis of South Africa’s competitiveness must be seen in context of change, writes Neels Blom

Showcasing SA’s wares to potential investors

The writer says even if the Treasury’s independence and SA’s investment-grade credit status are maintained and economic growth improves, a major historic challenge appears to have been provoked. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA’s brand is precious, but not everyone who matters knows this about the country

Country’s reputation on the up despite Marikana

‘As it happened, SA’s reputation recovered to a stronger position than what it was before the bad news’

Development: how SA fares among others

Brand SA CEO Miller Matola. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Brand SA works hard to position the country as an investment destination and trade partner, says its CEO, Miller Matola

A view of Hillbrow from a flat in Ponte Towers, Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES

Working to build a strong SA brand

Discussions at the inaugural South African Competitiveness Forum will focus on how to achieve this, writes Neels Blom

Brand SA keeps eye on investment

Increasing FDI is a desired outcome of Brand SA’s work to develop a marketing and communication strategy for the country

SA likely to influence world economy: report

Report by UN Human Development Programme acknowledges important shift on the global geopolitical stage

Index shows SA’s reputation is holding firm

When considering SA as a business entity, its brand, as with that of any business, is a valuable asset

Global view of SA: plausible levels of competence

International investor perceptions of SA as a business destination have shown a steady improvement

A much-needed boost for SA’s competitiveness

Mapping out a strategy to regain the country’s top competitiveness advantage

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