The South African Premier Business Awards aim to recognise business excellence. And this year's
winners once again underscore the country's reliability and attractiveness as a destination for
inward investment, writes Brand South Africa chair Chichi Maponya.
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable
energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the
government programme already buys from the private sector.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act has been positive for both South Africa and the US
– and the case for continuing to include South Africa is "pretty compelling", says Trade and
Industry Minister Rob Davies.
With Skywise taking to the air in March, South Africans now have four low-cost carriers to choose
from – and already the new entrant appears to have had an impact on end-user fares.
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