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Koreans in South Africa

How South Korean business is using South Africa as a springboard to the entire African continent.

The Chinese have long been involved – sometimes controversially - in Africa. But there’s another Asian economic powerhouse that is doing business there. Using South Africa as a springboard, South Koreans are seizing control of some of the key markets on the continent. There are four thousand Koreans living in Johannesburg, creating new businesses and developing established companies. Karen Allen talks to them about some of the challenges they face. Visiting the global electronics giant LG and the car manufacturer Kia, Karen sees how they are growing their businesses. She also hears how the Korean work culture gives them an edge.

Presenter: Karen Allen
Producer: Ben Carter

Picture Credit: Getty

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