South Africa

An attractive growth market and beachhead into Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Africa’s largest, most advanced economy
  • Recovering GDP growth
  • Gateway to Africa and the BRICs
  • Investment grade credit rating
  • Working infrastructure
  • First world financial sector
  • Sophisticated corporate governance
  • Established property rights
  • Large emerging middle class

 The United States of America

A large, stable market offering currency diversification and deep pocket partners

  • The world’s largest diversified economy
  • High per capita GDP
  • Broad and deep consumer markets
  • Safe haven currency
  • High quality infrastructure
  • Established regulatory environment
  • Attractive post-recession asset valuations
  • Unparalleled strategic and financial investors


Measure

South Africa

USA

Population (million)

49

310

Land Size (sq miles)

465

3536

Nominal GDP ($ ‘m)

280

14,400

Per Capita GDP (ppp) ($ ‘000)

10

46,4

Projected GDP Growth (%)

1.9%

3.1%

Urbanization (%)

61%

82%

Largest Cities

Johannesburg (5.6m)
Durban (3.6m)
Cape Town (3.5m)

New York (8.4m)
Los Angeles (3.8m)
Chicago (2.9m)
Houston (2.2m)

Currency

Rand (ZAR)

Dollar(USA)

National Government

African National Congress

Democratic Party

Investment Grade Credit Rating

BBB+/Baa1

AA/Aaa

Source: US Census Bureau, CIA World Fact Book, The Economist, EIU, SAIRR