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Green economyThe 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
AgribusinessThe 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
Professional servicesBacked by a sound regulatory and legal framework, the Western Cape financial and business sector is sophisticated and developed.Read more
ManufacturingThe Western Cape has a strong focus on developing its manufacturing sector to stimulate the economy and create new jobs.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:
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
How to invest in the Western CapeHere’s our easy guide with everything you need to know about how to do business in Cape Town and the Western Cape.Read more
Guide to doing business in the Western CapeProcedures required to establish a business in the Western Cape.Read more
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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.
Garden Route and Klein Karoo
The Garden Route and Klein Karoo are overlapping tourism regions within the Garden Route District Municipality. The Garden Route, along the Southern Cape coast, boasts scenic beaches, mountains, forests and heritage sites, while the semi-arid Klein Karoo is home to attractions such as the Cango Caves, ostrich and wine farms and nature reserves.
With its headquarters in Bredasdorp, the Overberg District Municipality governs four local municipalities and includes the major towns of Grabouw, Caledon, Hermanus, Bredasdorp and Swellendam, as well as Africa’s southernmost point, Cape Agulhas. The scenic Overberg is an important grain-farming region – mainly wheat – but tourism is a growing industry.
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.
Cape West Coast
Set between the Atlantic Ocean and Cederberg mountains, the ruggedly scenic West Coast has a rich cultural heritage and wealth of agricultural, tourism and manufacturing activities. The district is a large contributor to the Western Cape’s GDP. The area comprises five local municipalities, and the major towns are Saldanha Bay, Vredenburg and Malmesbury.
The Central Karoo District Municipality is headquartered in Beaufort West and comprises three local municipalities: Laingsburg, Prince Albert and Beaufort West. The tranquil district, a growing tourism sector, boasts vast landscapes and is a base for sheep and goat farming. It is transversed by the N1 highway from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
The Cape Winelands between the West Coast and Overberg is famous for its world-class wines, natural beauty and cultural heritage, distinctive Cape Dutch architecture and outstanding restaurants. One of the country’s top universities is located in Stellenbosch in the heart of the winelands, and the area is a key destination for visitors.
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.
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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