South African Business Facts

18th June 2013
MTN has been ranked Africa’s most valuable brand in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2013 survey. MTN is the first and only African brand to make the list, listed at number 79 in the world (88th in 2012).

The number of mines in South Africa had increased from 993 in 2004 to almost 1,600 in 2011 (Business Day)

Associated revenue generated from mining grew from R98bn in 2004 to R370bn by the end of 2011 (Business Day)

Employment in the mining industry grew from just under 449,000 in 2004 to a little above 530,000 in June 2012 (Business Day)

South Africa ranked 6th best out of 24 countries in the Contact Center World rankings for 2012, up from 9th in 2011.

South Africa is ranked 34th out of 183 countries for ease of doing business according to Doing Business 2011, a joint publication of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

South Africa is the winner of the National Outsourcing Association’s (NOA’s) Offshoring Destination of the Year Award 2012