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South Africa and International Organizations in United Kingdom


South Africa is one of the most sophisticated, diverse and promising emerging markets globally.

Strategically located at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is a key investment location, both for the market opportunities that lie within its borders and as a gateway to the rest of the continent, a market of approximately one billion people.

The South African Government is launching One Stop Investment Shops in all the nine provinces to assist with the provision of strategic guidance, and to reduce regulatory inefficiencies and reduce red tape for all investors. Click here for more details

One of the main reasons for South Africa becoming one of the most popular trade and investment destinations in the world is due to the country ensuring that it can meet specific trade and investment requirements of prospective investors.

The introduction of Special Economic Zones to assist investors with all aspects of setting up their operation is a core part of Government policy to encourage commercial activity. These zones provide a special ream of incentives to accelerate growth and return on investment. South Africa's unrivalled scenic beauty and reputation for delivering value-for-money make it an attractive leisure and business travel destination.

A good guide for investors about the dynamics and principles involved in the South African business environment is the Investor's Handbook publication (South Africa: Investor's Handbook 2014/2015

Useful Links

 · Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

·  Department of Small Business Development (SBD)

·  Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

·  Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

·  National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

·  South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)

·  National Treasury

·  South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

·  Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

·  UK Department for International Trade South Africa Export and Trade Guide


Provincial Investment Promotion Agencies

· Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC)

· Free State Development Corporation (FSDC)

· Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA)

· Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN)

· Trade and Investment Limpopo (TIL)

· Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA)

· Northern Cape Economic Development Agency (NCEDA)

· North West Development Corporation (NWDC)

· Cape Town and Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment (Wesgro)


For more information on trade and investment opportunities in South Africa contact:

DTI Economic Counsellor

Ms Thobile Mazibuko

Tel: +44(0)207 451 7236



Marketing Officer (Exports and Trade)

Mr Jacob Mothopeng

Tel: +44(0)207 451 7248