South Africa Economy

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With an economy worth roughly one-third of a trillion dollars, South Africa only accounts for 0.5% of global GDP. Nevertheless, the trillion-dollar market capitalisation of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) makes the country’s bourse the 19th-largest exchange worldwide. South Africa has one of the highest equity capitalisation-to-GDP ratios globally, a unique phenomenon by...

Articles & Analysis | Financial services from The Report: South Africa 2014

FirstRand is the third-largest South African bank by balance sheet size, holding total assets of R895bn ($84.8bn) as of December 31, 2013. It operates three primary brands: First National Bank, with a retail and commercial focus; Rand Merchant Bank, which competes in the corporate and investment banking markets; and Wesbank, providing vehicle and asset finance...

Articles & Analysis | Mining from The Report: South Africa 2014

Kumba is a listed iron ore mining company and 70% subsidiary of global diversified miner Anglo American, benefitting from group procurement and mine optimisation strategies. Kumba was formed in a 2001 demerger from South African integrated steel company Iscor and a subsequent demerger of coal mining operations in 2006 to form a separately listed company, Exxaro....

Articles & Analysis | Mining from The Report: South Africa 2014

AngloGold Ashanti is the world’s third-largest gold producer by volume, with annual production of around 4m oz and a strong presence in exploration, mining and marketing. The company is headquartered in Johannesburg and has 21 operations in 10 countries. Its major development projects are Tropicana in Australia, Kibali in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and...

To what extent do swings in global investment appetite affect the South African market?

The development of entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is integral to promoting job creation in South Africa. While the country has an encouraging demographic profile and strong institutional infrastructure, the enabling environment must be improved for small business owners to thrive.

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