South Africa has one of the continent's biggest and most developed economies. It is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans on the north by the neighboring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho.
South Africa is a medium-sized country, with a total land area of slightly more than 1.2-million square kilometres, making it roughly the same size as Niger, Angola, Mali, and Colombia. It is one-eighth the size of the US, twice the size of France, and over three times the size of Germany. South Africa measures about 1 600km from north to south, and roughly the same from east to west. Science and technology is critical to the future of South Africa.
In Peace, Literature, Medicine and Chemistry, this country produced 11 Nobel laureates so far. South Africa undertakes about 0.5% of global research. It is in the nature of global research that South African scientists will be more likely to remain here if they can easily connect with their peers, and be linked to the most excellent global research nodes. Publications related to field of Business and Management and business management journals are increased in South Africa. The University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and University of Stellenbosch Business School, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School and others are developing business research in South Africa.