With its wealth of minerals, South Africa is one of the most resource-rich regions on the planet. Add to this its sophisticated financial sector and strong business focus, its skilled people and strategic location, and you have a recipe for investment success.South Africa has a wealth of natural resources. (Image Brand South Africa)South Africa is one of the world’s most promising emerging markets; it is sophisticated, innovative and diverse.Its strategic location at the southern tip of Africa provides an accessible gateway to the rest of the continent, a market of some one billion people.In addition, South Africa itself is worth looking at for investment opportunities: it is one of the economic powerhouses of Africa, is a member of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and plays a critical role in local development initiatives. The country also currently holds the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).It has sophisticated financial, legal and telecommunications sectors, with several global business process outsourcing operations.South Africa has a strong tertiary education sector that ensures the availability of highly skilled graduates. Legislation promotes training and skills development, creating an environment to fast-track the building of world-class skills and competences.It has world-class infrastructure, exciting innovation, research and development capabilities and a strong manufacturing base.SA has huge potentialThere is a wealth of natural resources, including gold, coal, platinum, iron ore, manganese, nickel, uranium and chromium. International exploration companies, notably in the oil and gas sector, are particularly interested in South Africa’s potential.The country is a regional leader in the agriculture and agro-processing sector and is at the forefront of developing green technologies and industries, creating new and sustainable jobs in the process and reducing environmental impact.One of the main reasons South Africa is becoming a popular trade and investment destination is because the country ensures it can meet the specific trade and investment requirements of prospective investors: it has a large number of investment incentives and industrial financing interventions. Trade rules favour a further expansion in South Africa’s burgeoning levels of international trade.A number of international airlines service the country, with good flight connections into the rest of the continent.Last, but not least, South Africa is a country of great natural beauty and warm and welcoming people – and has a reputation for delivering value-for-money. From the shores of the oceans to the wildlife reserves of the Highveld to the diversity of its eight World Heritage sites and its culturally significant places, South Africa is an attractive business and leisure destination.Sources: Department of Trade and Industry, Southern African Development Community, South African Yearbook: 2016/17Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was allegedly beaten up by a mob of ‘cow vigilantes’ at Behror in Alwar district last week, died of serious injuries on his chest and lower abdomen, the autopsy report of his body has revealed in its preliminary findings.The 55-year-old man from Nuh in Haryana sustained internal injuries on his lungs, while his ribs were broken and blood clots were found near his heart, stated the post-mortem report prepared by a four-member team of doctors and medical jurists.“It appears prima facie that Pehlu Khan died of internal injuries and heavy bleeding. The medical team has asked for viscera analysis for submitting its final report,” Alwar Superintendent of Police Rahul Prakash told The Hindu on Friday, after the district police obtained the autopsy report.Police looking for 10 more ‘cow vigilantes’The three accused – Vipin Yadav, Ravindra Yadav and Kalu Ram Yadav – who were arrested on Wednesday on the basis of video footage of the incident, were produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Behror on the expiry of their one-day police remand. The court sent them in judicial custody for 14 days.Mr. Prakash said the police had identified 10 more accused persons in the case after establishing their presence on the spot from the video clippings circulated on the social media. Their names have been added to the first information report registered initially against six suspects on charge of murder and other offences.Three special teams of police officers were searching for the accused, who had fled their homes, and conducting raids at their suspected hideouts, said the Superintendent of Police.CM intervention soughtCivil rights groups have sought immediate intervention of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the matter in order to stop the “lawlessness and free run” given to cow vigilantes allegedly with the support of many people in high places.While asking whether the law and order machinery had been handed over by the police to the cow protection vigilante groups, the People’s Union for Civil Liberties said if this was not stopped, lawlessness would prevail on the streets and the State’s economic foundation would be attacked.In a memorandum submitted to Ms. Raje, PUCL State president Kavita Srivastava and other activists demanded immediate arrest of all attackers, suspension of Behror Station House Officer and resignation of Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria for “openly glorifying and lauding the criminals”.
A priest at Shree Mangueshi temple in south Goa has been accused of allegedly molesting two women, both of Goan origin, in separate incidents, while they were on a visit to the temple along with their parents, last month.In the first case, a medical student of Goan origin, currently studying in the U.S., has complained to the management committee that the incident happened while she was on a visit to the temple on June 22 along with her parents.CCTV footageIn the second complaint, another Mimbai-based girl of Goan origin, has said that she was molested inside the temple by the priest (named same accused) on June 14 this year, “who is our Purohit for generations, before him his Dad was our Purohit.”She has also narrated her alleged molestation and demanded that the management committee probe the same based on evidence of the CCTV camera footage inside the premises.Secretary of Managing committee Anil Kenkre told The Hindu that they had received the complaints and he had replied to them.The Mangesh Temple Management Committee, in a letter to the U.S.-based victim on July 11, has expressed its inability to deal with the complaint as it could not “lay its hand on any dependable evidence to establish a prima facie case” against the priest.In her complaint to the managing committee of the temple, which has gone viral on social media platforms, the US-based girl victim has said that she had visited the temple premises on June 22 to perform puja along with her parents, when the priest tried to “inappropriately touch” her just outside the sanctum sanctorum, while her parents were busy in pooja inside the sanctum sanctorum. “He was also in the temple and came to the locker area (outside the sanctum and near the well) and on the pretext of asking me to take “pradakshina”, he beckoned me to come near the lockers and molested me,” the victim has said (giving details of action of the accused), in a letter to temple committee. She has said that she was “traumatised and repulsed” by the alleged disturbing behaviour of the priest. She has demanded that as part of the investigation, the management committee must review the footage of the CCTV cameras installed in various parts of the temple including in and around that area, of June 22. The second victim has also narrated her incident which, according to her complaint to management, happened in same area on June 14. The victim states in her complaint, “ My father was doing “abhishek and me and my Mom were about to start “pradakshina”. As we started towards the “gabhara,” the accused stopped us saying ,”don’t go together”,and asked my Mom to go first”. She then goes on to narrate the alleged molestation incident and demands action from committee. She further says that they failed to get any response from the management of the temple to her complaint. Responding to the complaint of US-based victim, Secretary of management committee Anil Kenkre on July 11, has said in a letter to the victim, that her complaint was discussed at an emergency meeting of the temple’s managing committee on July 4, when it was decided to obtain comments from the accused priest. “During the enquiry the committee could not lay its hand on any dependable evidence to establish a prima facie case…” Mr. Kenkre said in the letter and advised the victim to take her grievance to an “appropriate authority”. Mr. Kenkre told The Hindu that he, on behalf of the temple committee, had replied to both the alleged victim girls by emails. Mr. Kenkre said, “I have responded to both the complaints by mails after taking cognisance of the complaints and trying to investigate the matter. However, we could not get any dependable evidence in both the cases to establish prima facie case and as such wrote to them to approach appropriate authority.” In November last year, the temple management had come into controversy over alleged denial of entry to the temple to a Mumbai-based disabled minor girl on her wheelchair.
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