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Agronomy
Green economy
The Western Cape is home to some of the first investments in renewable energy manufacturing in the country, driving the region as a leader in the alternative energy sector. Read more
Agriculture
Agribusiness
The agribusiness sector is a key component of the Western Cape’s economy. It lies at the traditional heart of the province’s economy, contributing significantly to the region’s ...Read more
Prof services
Professional services
Backed by a sound regulatory and legal framework, the Western Cape financial and business sector is sophisticated and developed.Read more
Manufacture
Manufacturing
The Western Cape has a strong focus on developing its manufacturing sector to stimulate the economy and create new jobs.Read more
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Energy
The Western Cape is well placed to position itself as a major hub for the oil and gas industries. Read more

Why Cape Town and the Western Cape?

The Western Cape is a gateway to the rest of the African continent, and the destination of choice for leading global multinationals establishing their African footprint, including Amazon, Hisense, Kimberly-Clark, Pegas Nonwovens and Scatec Solar.

In the last 10 years, the region has welcomed more than 300 new direct investments, attracting over US$7.5-billion worth of FDI.

From our agricultural innovations and world-class infrastructure, to being Africa’s leading digital hub, Cape Town and the Western Cape offer a long list of opportunities in a variety of sectors.

But, if you need more proof, here are 10 more reasons why you should be investing here:

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Why should I invest in the Western Cape?
Cape Town is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring cities. Situated at the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town and the Western Cape offer an attractive inves...Read more
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How to invest in the Western Cape
Here’s our easy guide with everything you need to know about how to do business in Cape Town and the Western Cape.Read more
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Guide to doing business in the Western Cape
Procedures required to establish a business in the Western Cape.Read more
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Incentives
The Western Cape and service nodes such as Cape Town and George have developed a number of incentives geared towards industry support and investor attraction.Read more

Looking for more information? Search our resource library

The Wesgro Investment Promotion Unit provides a free and confidential service to help you establish and grow your business in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Our team of expert Portfolio Managers have more than 40 years of combined experience in supporting new investors commercialise their businesses in the region, and in helping established businesses grow and expand.

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

Nov 2019
A Guide to Doing Business in the Western Cape 2019
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Nov 2019
Doing Business in Africa
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Nov 2019
Tech EcoSystem 2019
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Nov 2019
Pioneers in the Cape Health Tech Industry
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Nov 2019
Investing in cannabis in South Africa
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Cape town

Cape Town is not only a top tourism destination, but also offers an attractive investment proposition for companies wishing to expand their operations into the South African and African markets. Many leading global corporates have established themselves here to devise their African growth strategies, supported by world-class legal, consulting and financial services sectors.

How can we help you invest in Cape Town and the Western Cape?

The Wesgro Investment Promotion Unit provides a free and confidential service to help you establish and grow your business in Cape Town and the Western Cape, leveraging a team of sector-expert portfolio managers with more than 50 years of combined experience in investment promotion.

Are you looking to establish or grow your business in the Western Cape? We can help you navigate the investment path, from concept to commercialisation.

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Prof services
Facilitation
We assist by facilitating your investment transaction.Read more
Expansion
Business expansion
We can help you grow your business in the Western Cape.Read more
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Wesgro District Unit
We can help you connect and promote your vision.Read more

Everything you need to know to streamline your investment

The InvestSA One Stop Shop initiative streamlines the investment value chain for medium to large companies looking to invest in South Africa, to reduce government red tape when establishing a business.

The One Stop Shop makes it easier and faster to invest in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

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Success stories

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24 Sep 2019
GetSmarter, a brand of 2U Inc.
Invest in Cape Town and the Western Cape, a place of more.
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24 Sep 2019
Investec
Invest in Cape Town and the Western Cape, a place of more.
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24 Sep 2019
Panasonic moves to Cape Town
Managing director Hidetoshi Kaneko explains why Cape Town is the business destination of choice for Panasonic.
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