Government Departments

Partner Institutions

South Africa and International Organizations in United Kingdom

 Office of Department of Trade and Industry               

The Office of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) promotes bilateral trade and investment between the United Kingdom and South Africa. The broader mandate of the London office are :

 1)   Promotion of exports of high value-added products into the UK, and

 2)   Attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into South Africa by promoting the country as an attractive investment destination.

The DTI's work in the UK is informed by the National Development Plan 2030 (NDP) and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP).

The Office offers a variety of services to those interested in conducting business in South Africa – ranging from details on how to do business in the country, to the different forms that businesses can take.

Services for international investors include:

·         Investment information: opportunities, incentives, regulations, policies, strategic sectors.

·         Investment marketing: local and foreign marketing initiatives.

·         Business facilitation: visas, investment missions, intergovernmental co-ordination, relocation,     

          business introductions, black economic partnerships, financing and incentives.

·         Outward investment: connections to other African investment promotion agencies, project

          financing, deal structuring.

In addition to investment facilitation, the DTI Office also offers services in export promotion and marketing, which include:

 ·      Export information: opportunities, regulation, strategic sectors.

·       Export marketing: local and foreign marketing initiatives.

·       Facilitation: trade leads, trade missions, outward-selling missions, national pavilions.

The Office also provides information on How to Do Business in South Africa.

For further investor information, please see  INVESTOR HANDBOOK


Counsellor Trade - Ms Thobile Mazibuko

Tel: +44(0)207 451 7236


Marketing Officer (Exports and Trade) - Mr Jacob Mothopeng

Tel: +44(0)207 451 7248




South African High Commission

South Africa House

Trafalgar Square

London WC2N 5DP

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)207 451 7236/48

NB: South Africa is the process of establishing One -Stop- Shops (INVEST SA) to assist with the efficient and effective processes of investing in the country.

For more information Click here INVEST SA,

 Other useful links

·       Department of Small Business Development (SBD)

·       Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

·       Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

·       Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

·       National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

·       National Treasury

·       Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

·       South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)

·       South African Reserve Bank (SARB)