The rand stabilized it seems. My guess Ukraine had a lot impact and relativity in relation to other currencies improved how it looked.
Food prices will accelerate lots of drought problems here in the US and Latin America, Ukraine didn't get enough money to fully sow well, the only countries relatively unaffected Canada, Russia will probably have good pricing. I remember the trend in SA for white maize and wheat wasn't encouraging but perhaps it is getting better.
this was sort of interesting law firm info
I sense that there will be a big change sooner or later that will make it easier to invest/operate in SA. Eskom will probably be broken up into regionals and/or semi-privatized. (yes your electricity prices aren't going to get better and you can't compare them to New York or even Ukraine, (both have lots of Hydro and Nuclear)South Africa was the United States' 36th largest goods export market in 2013.
U.S. goods exports to South Africa in 2013 were $7.3 billion, down 3.4% ($259 million) from 2012, but up 159% from 2003.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Machinery ($1.6 billion), Precious Stones (gold) ($1.1 billion), Vehicles ($1.0 billion), Electrical Machinery ($418 million), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($362 million).
U.S. exports of agricultural products to South Africa totaled $295 million in 2013. Leading categories includes: dairy products ($28 million), wheat ($25 million), planting seeds ($24 million), and poultry meat ($24 million).
U.S. oil and gas explorer Anadarko Petroleum said it halted spending on exploration in South Africa until it has more clarity on changes in the petroleum law, which gives the state a 20% stake in new ventures.
South Africa's parliament passed the changes to the law last month, a move industry experts said would discourage investment.http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/south-...al-investment/As well as the 20% "free carried interest", the government also introduced a clause entitling it to increase its share of a project by acquiring a greater stake at an agreed price or by production-sharing agreements.
Industry critics of the law say it amounts to nationalisation without appropriate compensation.
Might take a while to get to better things.
Ya unfortunately nothing done yet to improve it. Here nor there.Bidvest founder Brian Joffe, who reinforced his reputation as an accomplished deal maker in the past few weeks by gaining control of struggling pharmaceutical giant Adcock Ingram, didnít beat about the bush: what destroys entrepreneurship is too much governance and regulation.
Was curious about the water problems if there are any and are they being resolved etc.