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 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.

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