South Africa

South Africa
Aouth Africa

Capital:Pretoria

Population:48,782,756

GDP:$282.6 billion

GDP Growth Rate:5.1% (2008)

South Africa has the largest economy in Africa and the 28th largest economy in the world. In terms of business, S.A. hosts Africa's largest stock exchange (JSE) and its main exports are platinum, gold, diamonds, and machinery. Known for its mineral wealth and natural beauty, South Africa has more than 20,000 different plants which is about 10% of all known plant species on earth. Well known plants from S.A. include Hoodia and Red Tea (Rooibos.) Lesser known contributions to the world stage include constitution modeling, the first successful heart transplant, internet security (now known as VeriSign) and Nobel prizes in molecular biology.

Featured Itinerary

Many seminars focus on "Doing Business in South Africa." These seminars survey South Africa's diverse business sectors by visiting a variety of companies focusing on Johannesburg and Cape Town. With its natural beauty, modern economy and diverse culture, South Africa is fast becoming a popular destination for our travel seminars. As with all GLC Travel Seminars, the itinerary is fully customizable.

Cape Town: Days 1-5

Cape Town boasts some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. A popular tourist destination, featuring numerous 5 star luxury hotels and even 6 star hotels. With a number of large corporations headquartered in Cape Town, a mix of culture, scenic beauty and business makes a stop-over here a must.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include SABC (South Africa Broadcasting Corporation), Woolworths Stores, Backsberg Wine Estate, Grant Thorton, YDE: Young Designers Emporium, and many more.

Cultural Highlights: Table Mountain, The Winelands, The Garden Route, Robben Island, Penguin Colony: Simon's Town, Camps Bay, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, High Tea: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Point, Cape Quarter, Bo-Kaap, District Six Museum, Houses of Parliament, Signal Hill, Greenmarket Square, Seal Island, Loop & Long Street, Chapmans Peak.

Johannesburg: Days 6-10

Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, is the main business hub, not only within South Africa but within all of Africa. Home to 11 million people and littered with the remains of gold mines, a business survey of South Africa is not complete unless you visit Johannesburg.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Tiger Brands, South African Rugby Union, South African Cricket Club, Boston Scientific, Deloitte, Anglo American plc, Nando's, SAB (South African Breweries), and many others.

Cultural Highlights: Kruger National Park, Township Tours, Sun City and The Lost Palace, Pilanesburg National Park, Apartheid Museum, Lesedi Cultural Village, Cradle of Humankind, Gold Reef City, The Lion Park, Soccer City.


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Table Mountain, Cape Town

"Cape Town was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in the world. More than that it had a thriving world class economy and are ahead of the rest of the world in many ways."

      -Annette Chavorski, Undergraduate Business Student



City of Gold, Johannesburg

"Johannesburg is definitely a work hub. It's not difficult to understand why it's the driver of the continent of Africa. Plenty of international companies are thriving in 'Joburg,' I could easily work there."

      -Tanya Abromowitz, MBA Student