EMA Partners is one of the oldest executive search firms in South Africa. As Africa’s most advanced economy, South Africa is well known for its reserves of diamonds, gold, platinum, manganese and titanium, and consequently, mining contributes greatly to the country’s GDP. Importantly, the industrial and commercial sectors have evolved significantly, and today the country’s economy is well diversified.
Automobile assembly, metalworking, iron and steel, chemicals and fertilizers, specialized areas such as machinery, synthetic fuels and railway rolling stock are also among the country’s major industries. The construction industry has benefited from a substantial infrastructure program, both locally and regionally. South Africa’s banking and fintech sector is the recognized leader on the continent.