Country Research

Country reports come in all flavors.  With this list I've tried to match the strength of the country report to team topics. 

Political & Legal Environment

Capital Markets

DeloitteTaxation & Investment Guides

South African Reserve Bank

South African Financial Services Board

Johannesburg Securities Exchange

World Bank South Africa

Labor Markets

International labour Organization Sectoral Country Profile

EconLit search "South Africa" Geographic Descriptor and "labor or employment" Subject.

National Economic Development Council Liaison funded by government between organized labor and organized business.

CQ Global Researcher Recent summary of Youth Unemployment in South Africa

Economic Drivers and Drains

IHS Country Intelligence Report:  South Africa  Link will only work from withing network

Africa Monitor:  Southern Africa Link will only work from within network.

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Report on "blue" site

Social & Demographic Trends

OECD ILibrary Covers migration, regional development & education well.

Lifestyle & Communication Patterns

eMarketer for digital communication

Global Market Information Databases (Euromoniter) Expand Consumer Lifestyles

Use the links and search tips in the Doing Business Abroad guide

All Around Helpful Sources

Millennium Development Goals:  South Africa 2010

About South Africa Government Information


Economist Intelligence Unit

BBC News Country Profiles

Beer in South Africa

For News, Company Profiles and Industry Profiles ISI Emerging Markets and Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor) are our best bets. ReferenceUSA Onesource Module also has Datamonitor Market Research report on Beer in SA.

SA does not have a brewers association, but several beer festivals are hosted in SA including Cape Town Festival of Beer and Clarens Craft Beer Festival.

To find out what new beer products have been introduced to the SA market, Global New Product Development provides detail descriptions. 

Marketing Topics 

For additional scholarly and trade news on marketing strategies, ROI and other topics try these article databases

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, finance, economics, and management information systems. Full text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country- and industry-focused reports.

  Advertising Age