South Africa is a well established market, with a highly developed economic infrastructure, a strong services sector and economy that grew at 2% during 2015, up from 1.5% in 2014. And although the country still has some major issues as far as unemployment, poverty and inequality are concerned, the economy is still set to grow across 2016 and 2017.
And this growth means South Africa has the most sophisticated and developed economy in Africa, and is regarded as being the ‘gateway to Africa’ for investors.
In comparison to other African nations, it also has the following plus points:
- comparative sophistication
- ease of doing business
- continental expertise
- base for critical services for doing business in the rest of the continent
So it’s no wonder many high-profile UK investors such as Barclays, BAE Systems, BP, British Airways, Shell, Unilever, Virgin and Vodafone.
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