A weak economy will cause new corporations to be cautious when thinking of expanding business into South Africa.
It also makes it more difficult for businesses within South Africa to branch out — a high exchange rate makes costs and expenses for South African businessmen difficult.
The most famous regions are Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia, although cooler regions such as Walker Bay are beginning to attract attention.
Historical region that's tucked away in the smart southern suburbs of Cape Town (this is where the first vineyards were planted in South Africa), now undergoing a bit of a revival.
The South African currency, Rand, is at an all time low.
The problem is, while the Reserve Bank has the ability to influence Rand, it’s staying neutral, except in relation to interest, where the Reserve Bank will respond with interest rate spikes as the rand continues to weaken.Some 120 km east of Cape Town, next door to Worcester, this hot region is rather paradoxically best known for its whites.De Wetshof, Springfield and Graham Beck are among the leading producers here. South Africa’s lion, wildebeest, cheetah and springbok, are four of the seven fastest mammals on earth. Boulders Beach, Cape Town, is where you can swim with colonies of Jackass penguins. With more than 6 million trees in Johannesburg, it is believed to be the site of the largest man-made forest on earth. The biggest and oldest one-day marathon in the world, the Comrades Marathon, is run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in Kwazulu Natal. Although the Blyde River Canyon is only rated third largest in the world, it is believed to be the biggest “green” one on earth. Rooibos/Redbush tea is naturally caffeine-free and is only found in the Cederberg, Western Cape. Despite skiing and snowboarding not being typical winter sports in the country, it is possible to enjoy them in the Drakensberg Mountains. Two-thirds of Africa’s electricity is generated in South Africa. As much as 80% of Africa’s rail infrastructure is found in South Africa. Most of the world’s macadamia nuts come from South Africa. South Africa is three times bigger than Texas, and five times bigger than Japan. The world’s largest bird, the ostrich, is found here. The African elephant is the largest land mammal in the world.Emerging from the shadow of Apartheid, South Africa is increasingly making better wines which usually represent good value for money at all levels on the quality scale.As well as being a beautiful region, the vineyards are ideally sited on the slopes of Constantia Mountain, where they are cooled by the sea breezes.Just five estates here, all good: Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Buitervenwachting, Constantia Uitsig and Steenberg.Vineyards fringed by mountains make for some lovely views, and the wine route, which takes tourists through several different trails, is well marked out.There are several different subregions, and the geology here is quite complex.South Africa is improving conditions for budding businesses.But companies outside the country question whether to expand into it due to several issues.