Developments in infrastructure, and deeper economic integration, will be key to sustained growth in Africa, according to a panel of business and political leaders brought together by Brand South Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday.
Africa is already the world's second fastest growing economy after expanding 5% a year in the past two years, and African countries are determined to consolidate and build on these gains, South African President Jacob Zuma said during a televised debate in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday.
South Africa's Standard Bank has been ranked 98th on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list released in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. Standard came in as one of nine banks, and the only African company, on the list.
South Africa is set on a path of growth and investment guided by a National Development Plan endorsed by the ruling ANC, President Jacob Zuma told World Economic Forum delegates in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, adding that the country was stable, friendly, resilient and capable of solving its problems.