‘Resilient’ SA still open for business
POLITICAL uncertainty in South Africa was nowhere near on the same scale as in the US and the country’s resilience should count for a lot with the international investment community.
This was according to Brand South Africa chief executive Dr Kingsley Makhubela as he prepared to sell the country at the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, next week.
He countered talk of political uncertainty at home by saying that there were serious questions when one used the same barometer on the US political scene, where Donald Trump is on the verge of stepping into the White House.
“Here, changes are within the same party, but there is no policy shift that would shock the markets.”
Makhunela said Brand SA would be going to Davos to continue the theme of the past few years that South Africa was “Open for Business.”
Brand SA chief executive Kingsley Makhubela during an interview in Houghton.