Investing in the Western Cape

Economic development in the Western Cape is characterised by a broad sector base, with good growth potential in several major sectors, a range of significant niche sectors and a number of large new investment projects.

Work begins on South Africa’s R84bn smart city

Work has reportedly begun on the Chinese-financed R84-billion super city in Modderfontein, east of Johannesburg. Shanghai Zendai plans to turn the 1 600- hectare property into 'Africa's New York', developing a financial hub with 35 000 houses, an educational centre, medical centre and a sports stadium.

Afrox breaks ground on R300m Coega project

Industrial gas company Afrox has broken ground on the site of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape. The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors.

Nation Brand Forum speaker profile: Martyn Davies

South Africa has as many global companies as South Korea, but the world doesn’t know this, says Martyn Davies. For South Africa to be...

Fast facts on investing in South Africa

South Africa’s sophisticated banking system, diverse manufacturing base and wealth of natural resources make it one of the best emerging market investment destinations. Its...

A Joburg factory hits a milestone

A factory in Johannesburg that produces set-top boxes, has hit the 70 000 mark. And its products are being delivered across South Africa. The manufacturing centre has also helped with several community initiatives to improve employees' quality of life.

South Africa: open for business

South Africa has enormous potential as an investment destination, offering a unique combination of highly developed first world economic infrastructure with a vibrant emerging market economy.

CEOs Know Campaign: Why Invest Invest in South Africa

Tsabeng Nthite – With an impact of R324 billion on national GDP, South Africa’s petroleum industry plays a key role in the economic development...

Netflix arrives in South Africa

The US online paid-for streaming service of TV shows and movies, Netflix, has launched in 130 countries, including South Africa. It'll now be easier for signed-up members to watch what they want, when they want, where they want, on any internet enabled device.

South Africans told: ‘Go Open’

The Go Open Source campaign is an R18-million investment by Hewlett-Packard, the Shuttleworth Foundation and the CSIR to promote the use of open source software among South African home users, scholars and small businesses.