Unlocking Africa's Potential: The Role of Corporate South Africa in Strengthening Africa's Private Sector

Published: February 1, 2008

Since 1994, South African firms have emerged as some of the largest investors in the rest of Africa. Present in a wide range of sectors across the continent, they have been involved in changing not only Africa's cityscapes, but also, significantly, the conduct of business in the region. This volume draws together authors from different parts of the world who are keenly intersted in the development of Africa's private sector. Based in part on the research that the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has conducted on the experiences of South African companies in the nine countries across the continent, the volume takes as its standpoint the view that sustainable development in Africa can only be achieved if the private sector is allowed to flourish. Highlighting the importance of public-private partnerships in achieving this vision, it offers recommendations on how to strengthen the private sector in Africa for policy makers interested in the continent's development.

The South African Institute of International Affairs