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Play Your Part Ambassadors Show Up for SA Amid Unrest

Two weeks ago, South Africa experienced one of the greatest periods of socioeconomic unrest in its democratic lifespan. The violent demonstrations displayed cut across all sectors and demographics, leaving very few businesses, families or individuals unaffected, sadly at the cost of 337 lives.

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Even in chaos South Africans still show their identity : A true sense of Ubuntu

The past week has been critical and intense for South Africa, yet despite the display of demonstrations, citizens of the country have shown a sense of togetherness and taking a stand in protecting what belongs to them. During this time a number of individuals have risen up with the intent to unite in protecting South Africa. I would credit this behaviour to a term that has been our anchor characteristic, that is still broadly referenced in the country for more than two decades after the end of apartheid – a philosophical concept known as Ubuntu.

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Brand SA calls on citizens to play their part in restoring peace and unity in South Africa

[Johannesburg, South Africa, July 13, 2021]. Brand South Africa calls on South Africans to play their part in protecting our country in line with our constitutional values. The violent demonstrations that are ravaging our communities cannot continue. They have culminated into criminal acts leading to the loss of lives and livelihood. Property is being destroyed. Businesses are being looted and essential activities meant to service the most vulnerable have been destroyed.

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INVESTMENT & IMMIGRATION


Competition Commission South Africa wins award that recognises its efficiency in the world

The Competition Commission is one of three independent statutory bodies established in terms of the Competition Act, No 89 of 1998 by the Government of South Africa. It is empowered to investigate, control and evaluate restrictive business practices, abuse of dominant positions and mergers, in order to achieve equity and efficiency in the South African economy.

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SOUTH AFRICA’S BUSINESS LEADERS SHARE INSIGHTS FROM THE 2021 BRICS BUSINESS FORUM

[Johannesburg, August 26, 2021] Leading South African business executives recently shared their insights with the BRICS Business Forum hosted virtually by India. The purpose of the forum was to host discussions and expand relations in key areas of cooperation and develop joint recommendations for strengthening trade and economic relations within BRICS against the backdrop of pressing socio-economic difficulties that emanated as a result of COVID-19.

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South Africa – A Country Of Resilience

It is almost over a week since Gauteng and the KwaZulu-Natal provinces faced devastating social unrest that affected the country image and reputation. This at the back of a country still battling a pandemic and trying to revive its economy. This week saw the tide turning as South Africans did what they know best, joined hands to clean up and rebuild what had been destroyed by the unrest. Inspired by their spirit of generosity, Ubuntu, South Africans stood together against a force that threatened to destroy everything they stand for.

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TOURISM


South Africa's tourism industry is well established, with an exciting sector of emerging entrepreneurs. The country is strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, and is a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.

Tugela Falls stand tall in the clouds

The site of a beautiful waterfall during a hike will never get old and anyone who says otherwise is telling a fib. These picturesque landmarks are a reminder of the pure strength and attractiveness of Mother Nature. They are a vital part of a peaceful environment for practicing stillness for some, while for others they are the perfect background for a whimsical picture.

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Brand South Africa takes part in the Eastern Cape SUV Challenge

The Siyavuya Foundation in partnership with Brand South Africa and other sponsors will deliver the third rendition of the annual SUV Challenge – Eastern Cape Tour this year, running from 3 to 7 March 2021 from the Wild Coast Sun, to Kokstad, Msikaba Bridge, Nkantolo Village in Mbizana Local Municipality, eMqhekezweni Great Place in King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality, East London, and concludes in Baviaanskloof in the Sarah Baartman District.

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Hidden Gems of South Africa

South Africa, “Mzansi”, is home to big cities, picturesque mountain views, vineyards and beautiful beaches, with a tradition and cultural infused character, and a country best appreciated through its many hidden villages and small towns. Well-known destinations like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Sabie River, the Garden Route, and Durban continue to attract families and adventurous backpackers but South Africa actually has so much more to offer. As the country marks International Tourist Guide Day on February 21, we take a look at some of the least known and talked about charming small towns, that are the real treasures to the country’s heartbeat.

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PEOPLE & CULTURE


An ode to South African women visionaries, charting unfamiliar territories and changing the narrative

As women, you go beyond the ordinary, you have given birth to world leaders, warriors and nations! Every August in South Africa, we pay tribute to the women that paved the path for us in 1956. This month, Brand South Africa salutes our inspirational women from all walks of life, who have showcased and cemented themselves in unfamiliar territories, transforming industries.

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The spirit of Nelson Mandela is critical for the recovery of South Africa

The month of July is quite special on the South African calendar. Not only is it a month that celebrates service leaders in society, but it also marks the birth month of a global icon and leader, the late Nelson Mandela who would have turned 103 years old. To honour his legacy, Brand South Africa recently hosted an empowering conversation tapping into Nelson Mandela’s leadership principles and how they can be applied in the current times of crisis.

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Fashion brands that have put Africa on the international stage

This year the continent will celebrate Africa Day in the midst of a pandemic with the aim still to promote and support the creative industry through culture and social cohesion on the continent. Africa Day was created to increase appreciation, awareness and demand for African arts and culture as well as services, all in anticipation of inspiring intra-Africa trade and trade beyond the continents borders.

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COVID-19


SA corporates play their part in administering mass vaccinations

The private sector in South Africa is still very committed to playing their part in ensuring citizens are vaccinated. Earlier this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa met with key private sector CEO’s to work out solutions towards ending the destruction of life caused by COVID-19.

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Business and Government team up to reposition South Africa Post-Covid-19

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is currently ranked in the top 20 largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalisation, and is the largest stock exchange in Africa. Recently the JSE hosted a two-day SA Tomorrow Investor Conference, its flagship multinational roadshow that partners with stakeholders in the financial services industry.

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Be part of the solution and register for vaccination #PLAYYOURPARTSA

COVID-19 vaccines have been produced worldwide to be used as protection against the disease and develop an immune response to the virus. Developing immunity through vaccination means there is a reduced risk of developing the illness and its consequences. This immunity helps you fight the virus if exposed.

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COVID-19

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