Doing business with SA
South Africa is to get its second stock exchange, after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has
dominated trading in the country for more than a century. ZAR X has been given a licence to
operate, and it plans to be up and running in September.
South Africa attracted R64.3-billion in foreign direct investment between April and December 2015, surpassing its target of R45-billion by almost R20-billion.
After his working visit to Japan in 2015, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa continued discussions with the Keidanren, the Federation of Economic Organisations of Japan. The aim is to foster closer ties to realise the goals of South Africa's National Development Plan.
Ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation summit during the first week of December, the
emergent economic relationship between South Africa and China is well illustrated in the small
but rapid success in South Africa of Beijing Automotive Works.
Business leaders and small companies were recognised for their contributions to the economy in
the 2015 South African Small Business Awards. It was said that despite the economy struggling,
these leaders made a positive impact through their commitment and perseverance.
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