The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Business Confidence Index surged 1.9 index points to 93.7 points last month compared to March.
Sacci chief executive Alan Mukoki said the outcome of the elections should bring more clarity to business and enhance better planning and decision-making.
“The pending national and provincial elections have cautioned business in taking medium-term views and positions - notably on investment,” Mukoki said.
“The outcome of elections should, however, bring more clarity to business and enhance longer-term decisions. Business and investor confidence will become pivotal to the economy and the business climate in the second half of 2019.”