ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPETITIVENESS

SA in bottom ten for global competitiveness

2018-05-24 06:35

South Africa ranks 53rd out of 63 countries on the 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Rankings.

Corruption, political turmoil hit SA's competitiveness

2017-09-27 10:27

Corruption has been cited as one of the biggest hurdles in creating a competitive business environment as South Africa drops 14 places in WEF’s Competitiveness Index.

Finance sector continues to strengthen SA in global competitiveness

2016-10-04 06:27

South Africa ranks 47th out of 138 countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, but a number of shortcomings could limit competitiveness going forward.

US no longer world’s most competitive economy

2016-05-30 20:02

The US has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy to two other more business-friendly countries, the World Competitive Rankings show.

The humble brag

2015-04-10 09:54

Are you guilty of giving the impression that you're a perfect parent to perfect kids?

SA falls in global competiveness index

2014-09-05 17:37

South Africa has continued its downward trend after falling on the latest Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum.

Thinking strategically

2014-08-21 07:19

Do policymakers actually consider improving trade performance, asks Geoffrey Chapman.

Gina Rinehart: High costs hurt Australia

2014-07-30 12:31

Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart says her country needs to lower its costs if it wants to stop miners from moving to other countries.

SA rises in competitiveness rankings

2014-05-22 14:30

South Africa has improved its overall competitiveness, according to an annual report published by Switzerland's Institute of Management Development.

 

Ramaphosa: SA's wheels haven't come off

2017-10-19 19:19

The wheels of South Africa have not come off, and it will just be a matter of time before the country once again emerges as a 'jewel', says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Chris Hart: Incentives often a sign of bad policy

2017-03-07 19:52

Government incentives are often there to make up for bad policy, according to economist Chris Hart.

SA in bottom 10 of World Competitiveness Rankings

2016-05-31 06:37

South Africa, although strengthening its position by one place to #52, still ranked in the bottom ten of the 61 countries in the World Competitive Rankings.

8 charts that reveal Africa's competitiveness

2015-06-04 18:36

For decades, the typical path out of poverty has been increased agricultural productivity followed by growth in manufacturing, but data for Africa gives a different story.

SA slips on global competitiveness index

2014-10-07 13:11

South Africa has ranked 56 out of 144 countries, according to the World Economic Forum's 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Index.

Switzerland tops global economic ranking

2014-09-03 09:05

The United States and Japan were pipped at the post by Switzerland in the World Economic Forum's ranking of the 10 most competitive economies last year.

SA aims to strengthen competitive edge

2014-08-20 20:45

SA’s ability to compete globally hinged on building regional trade relations with African countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

SA is yielding results, says govt

2014-06-04 15:32

SA's improved position in a foreign direct investment confidence index underlies the value it offers investors, says the government.

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