If you want to launch a startup company‚ then Johannesburg is the place to be.The city came in at number 71 in a study comparing the top 85 cities worldwide to work in a startup industry. City ratings were issued this week‚ with Singapore sitting on top of the list.The study was conducted by Nestpick‚ a furnished apartment platform operating in different parts of the world‚ to indicate which cities offer the best quality of life for people employed in a startup.Assessment criteria involved five elements: salaries‚ social security and other benefits‚ quality of life‚ cost of living and the city’s startup ecosystem.City of Johannesburg deputy director of communication Nthatisi Modingoane said the position Johannesburg finds itself is encouraging‚ but there is a lot of space for improvement."Johannesburg is still a baby when compared to cities like Singapore‚ but we can get to their level. We are doing our best to address issues of cleanliness‚ hijacked buildings and skills shortage."W...

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