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South Africa Report

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"The single most crucial variable that creates a context for growth, development and investment, is the capable Continue
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Gasant Orrie, Cape Managing Partner at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
"Being one of the larger firms, one of the Big Five in South Africa, we obviously have depth Continue
Michael Abendanon, Regional Head of Dimension Data
"Dimension Data started off as an infrastructure company and more than 30 years ago we were Continue
Laura Peinke, Executive-Business Development at Saldanha Bay
South Africa’s first dedicated development in the oil and gas services & marine repair Continue
Christopher ‘Kit’ Vaughan, CEO & Founder of CapeRay Medical
"I think the end game for CapeRay and for me would be that CapeRay continues to exist, Continue
Michelle Olckers, Managing Partner of Mazars
"One of the most important things we've done over the past year has been to strongly expand Continue
Lindiwe Mekwe, Acting CEO & GM of Regulation Division at Petroleum Agency SA
"Thanks to the information we have received from international oil companies as well as the Continue
Deon Cloete, General Manager of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)
"We recently concluded a study which shows that there are 3,000 jobs created for every Continue
Andrea Bohmert, Managing Partner of Knife Capital
"What’s missing in South Africa is that we don’t have enough serial entrepreneurs, Continue
Mike Mulcahy, CEO of GreenCape
"The underlying focus that the provincial government has had on the green economy started in Continue
Franz Struwig, Site Manager at Garmin Stellenbosch (Garmin SA)
"Garmin has become a leader in a lot of fitness wearables, in the cycling market, in Continue
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30 April 2016 |
"South Africa is not developing its manufacturing base, the mining base is also stagnating," explains Arnold Goldstone, Executive Deputy Chairman of Invicta Holdings. Continue
29 April 2016 |
"The main challenge is how things are perceived. South Africa was regarded as a great location but not necessarily known for manufacturing and high-tech innovation in film," explains Nico Dekker, CEO Continue
26 April 2016 |
"We put a very strong emphasis on hi-tech, and indeed, that is precisely what our broadband rollout has been about. We want to enable ICTs, Information and Communication Technologies, as the bedrock Continue
Nico Dekker, CEO of Cape Town Film Studios
Productions look to capture South African scenery, exchange rates and rebates. Continue
29 March 2016 |
"Our strategy is to go into these markets and highlight these higher-tier wines, showing the unique styles and varietals we have to offer," says Siobhan Thompson, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA). Continue
29 March 2016 |
"Exports actually spiked in 2013 because South Africa had a lot of wine to offer the world at a time when it had low supplies due to various factors such as droughts and fires," explains Siobhan Continue
27 March 2016 |
"I think the government’s biggest challenge is going to be funding it adequately. Do we have the tax base in this country to fund such a program?" asks Dr Kit Vaughan, CEO of CapeRay. Continue
27 March 2016 |
"There are people with good ideas; here in the Western Cape we have four institutions of higher learning, each of which has an engineering faculty and two of them have medical faculties and so in the Continue
27 March 2016 |
"I write a weekly blog about various activities in my field including more generally about medical devices and I have compared the Western Cape as a medical device destination with other areas in the Continue
27 March 2016 |
"The revolutionary part is the ability to combine the two technologies. Traditional mammography relies on x-rays and that has been around for forty or fifty years, while ultrasound has also been Continue
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29 March 2016 |
"Our strategy is to go into these markets and highlight these higher-tier wines, showing the unique styles and varietals we have to offer," says Siobhan Thompson, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WOSA). Continue
29 March 2016 |
"Exports actually spiked in 2013 because South Africa had a lot of wine to offer the world at a time when it had low supplies due to various factors such as droughts and fires," explains Siobhan Continue
22 March 2016 |
"Tourism is a brilliant business. Even with the declining Rand at the moment, it is actually boosting tourism," notes Richard Lyon, GM of One & Only, the most vibrant resort in the heart of the Continue
Hassen Adams, Chairman of Grand Parade Investments
A Western Cape-based, black owned and controlled holding company. Continue
Siobhan Thompson, CEO of WOSA
Building the global success of South African wine. Continue
Richard Lyon, General Manager of One & Only
Crowned by Table Mountain in the heart of Africa’s “Mother City” Cape Town’s most Continue
Laura Peinke, Executive-Business Development at Saldanha Bay
South Africa’s first dedicated development in the oil and gas services & marine repair Continue
Mike Mulcahy, CEO of GreenCape
"The underlying focus that the provincial government has had on the green economy started in Continue
08 May 2016 |
"South Africa is extremely well positioned to do that. Geographically it’s on very strategic sea routes. It’s in the European time zones. We have strong air connections into the globes major oil Continue
08 May 2016 |
"What we are looking at now in the short term is the LNG-to-power opportunity. That is going to be the next big opportunity for Southern Africa in terms of upstream oil and gas, especially in the Oil Continue
Niall Kramer, CEO of SAOGA
"What we are looking at now in the short term is the LNG-to-power opportunity." Continue
26 April 2016 |
"The Western Cape is number one on every single indicator, including economic growth, and including employment. So we do rank number one, and it’s because we’ve put an enormous effort into Continue
26 April 2016 |
"We’re also the best prepared city in Africa for the global business environment. That is because we’ve put an enormous amount of investment into preparing for the knowledge economy of the 21st Continue
30 March 2016 |
"Perhaps I should say that it started off with a red tape reduction team, but their name has actually changed now and they are called the ease of doing business team," says Alan Winde, Minister of Continue
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities of Western Cape
Competent government, prime locations, modern infrastructure, skilled workforce, low Continue
Helen Zille, Premier of Western Cape
"The single most crucial variable that creates a context for growth, development and Continue
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Lindiwe Mekwe, Acting CEO & GM of Regulation Division at Petroleum Agency SA
"Thanks to the information we have received from international oil companies as well as the Continue
Andrea Bohmert, Managing Partner of Knife Capital
"What’s missing in South Africa is that we don’t have enough serial entrepreneurs, Continue
26 April 2016 |
"We have to make it easier to invest, and that requires changes in national government policy. But we’re using every opportunity we can to make those changes locally, and we’ve created a much more Continue
26 April 2016 |
"The Western Cape is number one on every single indicator, including economic growth, and including employment. So we do rank number one, and it’s because we’ve put an enormous effort into Continue
26 April 2016 |
"We’re also the best prepared city in Africa for the global business environment. That is because we’ve put an enormous amount of investment into preparing for the knowledge economy of the 21st Continue
Dave van Der Spuy, Resource Evaluation Manager of Petroleum Agency SA
"South Africa is known in the industry as having very strong environmental safeguards and it Continue
Kaashifah Beukes, Head of Executive Stakeholder Management of Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone
The largest and deepest natural port in the Southern Hemisphere. Continue
30 March 2016 |
"Perhaps I should say that it started off with a red tape reduction team, but their name has actually changed now and they are called the ease of doing business team," says Alan Winde, Minister of Continue
22 March 2016 |
"A big part of the reason why we are seen as a hotbed for innovation has been the success of start-up incubators. Start-up incubators are quite well supported in this region," says Ryan Ravens, CEO of Continue
Hassen Adams, Chairman of Grand Parade Investments
A Western Cape-based, black owned and controlled holding company. Continue
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26 April 2016 |
"We put a very strong emphasis on hi-tech, and indeed, that is precisely what our broadband rollout has been about. We want to enable ICTs, Information and Communication Technologies, as the bedrock Continue
26 April 2016 |
"We have to make it easier to invest, and that requires changes in national government policy. But we’re using every opportunity we can to make those changes locally, and we’ve created a much more Continue
26 April 2016 |
"Long-term confidence is the heart of an economy," says Helen Zille, Premier of Western Cape. Continue
26 April 2016 |
"The Western Cape is number one on every single indicator, including economic growth, and including employment. So we do rank number one, and it’s because we’ve put an enormous effort into Continue
26 April 2016 |
"We’re also the best prepared city in Africa for the global business environment. That is because we’ve put an enormous amount of investment into preparing for the knowledge economy of the 21st Continue
30 March 2016 |
"Perhaps I should say that it started off with a red tape reduction team, but their name has actually changed now and they are called the ease of doing business team," says Alan Winde, Minister of Continue
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities of Western Cape
Competent government, prime locations, modern infrastructure, skilled workforce, low Continue
Helen Zille, Premier of Western Cape
"The single most crucial variable that creates a context for growth, development and Continue