Agriculture, agri-processing, agribusinessThe agribusiness sector is the traditional heart of the Western Cape's economy. Seven out of the top 10 exports from the province are agricultural or agri-processed products. Read more
Knowledge industriesCape Town and the Western Cape offer a dynamic digital ecosystem powered by tech-savvy investors and talented people, where opportunities to grow and make a difference abound. Read more
Manufacturing and value‑added productsManufacturing is the third largest sector in the Western Cape and contributes significantly to the South African manufacturing sector output. Read more
Green industriesThe Western Cape is a premier greentech and renewable energy hub on the African continent and one of the fastest-growing green economies in the world. Read more
Cosmetics, natural products and organicsThe Cape Floral Kingdom, situated almost entirely in the Western Cape, has the highest concentration of plant species in the world and is a UNESCO a World Heritage Site for its ... Read more
Business process outsourcingCape Town and the Western Cape offer a leading services-based economy in Africa – 74% of economic activity in the Western Cape is in services-related industries. Read more
Wholesale and retailWhen it comes to retail, Cape Town and Western Cape companies have a significant foothold in the rest of Africa. Western Cape companies are a major investor on the continent, wi... Read more
Clothing, textiles, leather and footwearThe Western Cape has the highest concentration of clothing manufacturing activity in the country. Read more
Boatbuilding and auxiliary servicesThe South African boatbuilding industry is worth more than R1-billion annually, and there is major potential for the industry to add to the country's economy. Read more
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