Doing Business in Africa

Doing Business in Africa

There is more to Cape Town and the Western Cape than meets the eye. We are a beautiful place to visit but also a top business destination, and an economic powerhouse on the African continent. We are Africa’s tech hub, with the Cape Town Stellenbosch tech ecosystem employing more people than Lagos and Nairobi’s tech ecosystem combined. We are an attractive destination for foreign direct investment, attracting over 299 FDI projects in the last 10 years, totalling US$ 7,6 billion.

We are the location of the fastest growing green economy in Africa, with 70% of all South African renewable energy manufacturing taking place in the Western Cape. We are a film and media capital, with over 5,000 locations in Cape Town alone, and the site of the world-class, custom-built Cape Town Film Studios. And we are a global exporter. Total exports from the Cape to the rest of Africa amount to over US$ 3,2 billion, with the province being the 5th largest global exporter of agricultural goods in Africa.

Learn more how you can leverage these opportunities in this publication.

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The Wesgro Trade Unit provides a free and confidential service to help you establish and grow your business in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Our diverse economy, strong skills base and well-connected infrastructure present many opportunities for foreign buyers seeking high-quality goods and services, as well as exporters looking to expand into the African market.

Read our latest sector and country fact sheets and research reports to identify new opportunities to grow your business.

Oct 2021
Western Cape Trade Publication 2021
Jul 2021
Wesgro's Export Mission Plan for 2021 - 2022
Mar 2021
Investing in cannabis in South Africa
Nov 2019
Southern African Development Community European Union Economic Partnership Agreement
Nov 2019
Doing Business in Africa

Looking for more information?
Search our resource library

The Wesgro Trade Unit provides a free and confidential service to help you establish and grow your business in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Our diverse economy, strong skills base and well-connected infrastructure present many opportunities for foreign buyers seeking high-quality goods and services, as well as exporters looking to expand into the African market.

Read our latest sector and country fact sheets and research reports to identify new opportunities to grow your business.

Oct 2021
Western Cape Trade Publication 2021
Jul 2021
Wesgro's Export Mission Plan for 2021 - 2022
Mar 2021
Investing in cannabis in South Africa
Nov 2019
Southern African Development Community European Union Economic Partnership Agreement
Nov 2019
Doing Business in Africa