The Experience of South African Firms Doing Business in Africa: A Preliminary Survey and Analysis

Image: Flickr, David Brossard
Image: Flickr, David Brossard

In less than a decade, South Africa has become one of the top 10 investors in, and trading partner of, many African countries.

The three-year Business in Africa research project was funded by the Danish government. The project focused on the South African business experiences in a range of African countries, hoping to draw lessons to feed into the broader policy debates around Nepad and the role of business in the development of Africa.

It interacted extensively with South African and African business and hopes to provide a platform for better business access to governments across the continent and for enhanced networking opportunities among businesses in Africa. The main objective of the project was to develop policy recommendations on creating a sustainable business environment on the continent. Neuma Grobbelaar headed the project, and Hany Besada was the project’s researcher.

ISBN: 1-919969-21-7

28 Feb 2004