Investment Vision 2010 Series: South Africa

Insight Group PLC - Research Room: South Africa

South Africa is held in high regard by overseas investors, partly because of its phenomenal capacity for development.

-South African Finance Minister, March 2010

The Republic of South Africa is located at the southern tip of the African continent, bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. It has a coastline of some 2,798 kilometres along the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

The country is a central point for trade in the Southern African region with major shipping ports, airports and the best transportation infrastructure on the continent.

South Africa offers a diverse range of opportunities for investors. It has an advanced tourism market with revenue generated from the bustling cities, picturesque countryside and coastline, game reserves and celebrated wine producers.

The country also exports high levels of minerals, diamonds and gold, and has a large and productive agricultural sector which exports large quantities of corn, wheat and sugar, as well as grapes and citrus fruits.

The government is extremely receptive to foreign investment, setting up incentive schemes and tax breaks for small businesses. The hosting of the 2010 FIFA football world cup has also helped to boost trade further and open the country up to new markets.

In this report

  • Executive Summary
  • Economic History
  • The Situation Today
  • Political Environment
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Investing in the Region
  • The Outlook

Key data

  • Business Confidence Index: 84.1 points
  • 4% GDP growth forecast by 2013
  • World Cup alone to add 0.5% to economic growth in 2010
  • Record US$9.63 billion of FDI inflows in 2008 � 2010 forecast to exceed this
  • 18th most attractive FDI destination in World

Download this free report independently written by our Market Intelligence & Research Unit (MIRU) to find out more about this flourishing region.

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