"There are few countries of our size that have produced more global champions." - Nick Binedell, Gordon Institute of Business Science
Anglo American, Barloworld, Dimension Data, Hollard, Imperial Holdings, MTN, Naspers, SABMiller, Old Mutual, Sappi, Standard Bank, Tiger Brands - these are the heroes in the Going Global story.
What is it about the South African way of doing business that has seen a significant number of our companies extend a footprint into other countries? Is is the "we make a plan" attitude that South Africans seem to have in surplus? Is it that our own cultural diversity instinctively means we are fearless when it comes to new markets? Or is South Africa's global legacy determined by its unique character and status as a "dynamic market?"
For decades South African corporates have crisscrossed the world exporting their businesses, expertise, knowledge and daring to places as familiar as the United Kingdom, Australia, India and the United States and as unexpected as Russia, China, Brazil, Afghanistan and Colombia. Now meet the executives - past and present - who brought their global visions to life. Share their passion for exploring new frontiers and learn from thier experiences of what not to do when starting a business abroad.
Going Global was compiled in association with the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
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