Trends and growth
The internet should be open, neutral, resilient, interoperable and responsive to the growth needs of all. This was the message Dr Siyabonga Cwele, South Africa's telecoms minister, brought to the fifth annual meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum this week.
South Africa has risen two places, to 47th, in the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, improving its ranking in 10 of the 12 pillars measured. The country has the most competitive economy on the African continent.
Readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine have rated South Africa as the fourth-best country to visit - ahead of traditional tourist favourites such as France, Spain, Thailand and Morocco.
Positive returns on investment are almost guaranteed in the infrastructure and ICT sectors in South Africa, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told potential investors at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.
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