South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors; a stockexchange that is 18th largest in the world; and modern infrastructure supporting an efficient distribution of goods to major urban centers throughout the region.
This is a country that represents morestability and less risk to receive foreign investment. Because of their level of development to ensure the best for businesses from other countries. Current political and social system is stable inits majority, so the legal policies are also stable markets. As we know South Africa is moving into new businesses because it wants to expand its economy so is a good time to enter the market. SouthAfrica markets work with relatively stable conditions including political policies that are very flexible or at least offer less inconsistency due to democratic governments that are mostly open to thearrive of new business from the external sector. The guarantees are wider. Another important aspect is the adoption of free trade and capitalism. With the free has more opportunities of doing wellthe international operations and having success because of the easier way of access other countries and communications, most of these countries are part of treaties of free trade.
At the end of 2007,South Africa began to experience an electricity crisis. State power supplier Eskom encountered problems with aged plants, necessitating "load-shedding" cuts to residents and businesses in the majorcities. Growth was robust from 2004 to 2008 as South Africa reaped the benefits of macroeconomic stability and a global commodities boom, but began to slow in the second half of 2008 due to the globalfinancial crisis' impact on commodity prices and demand. GDP fell nearly 2% in 2009.
Unemployment remains high and outdated infrastructure has constrained growth. Daunting economic problems remain...