Welcome to InvestSA

InvestSA is a division of the South African Department of Trade, Industry Competition (the dtic).  We support investors exploring opportunities in South Africa by helping with information, facilitation and aftercare. Our One Stop Shops provide practical assistance to streamline the process of setting up a business.

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Why South Africa?

No.1 Diversified economy in Africa

South Africa is the leading services destination, regional manufacturing hub and most industrialised country in Africa.

Favourable market access to global markets

The African Continental Free Trade Area will boost intra-Africa trade and create a market of more than one-billion people with a GDP of $2.6 trillion that will unlock industrial development. 

Young labour force

South Africa has a number of world-class universities and technical colleges, producing a skilled, talented and capable workforce. 

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05 to 07 November 2019 Investment Conference

2019 Investment Annoucements


Highlights from the 2018 Inaugural Investment Conference

Special Economic Zones

Special Economic Zones around the country provide incentives for companies such as allowances and tax breaks.

One Stop Shops

One Stop Shops to ease doing business are now open in Pretoria, Western Cape, and KwaZulu Natal.

Market access

South Africa is a gateway for markets and business opportunities throughout the region and globally.


President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead second SA Investment Conference

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government’s hosting of the second South Africa Investment Conference to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 5 to 7 November 2019.

Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2nd South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

06 November 2019

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has hailed Hisense’s investment of R72 million into its refrigeration and television production lines at its factory based in Atlantis, Cape Town, as an “important achievement” and “another example of the fruits of South Africa’s successful partnership with the Republic of China”.

Deputy Minister Gina Welcomes Procter & Gamble’s R300 Million Investment

04 November 2019

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Nomalungelo Gina has welcomed Procter & Gamble’s R300 million investment in a new Always sanitary pads manufacturing plant which has created 300 jobs. Gina was speaking at the launch of the plant in Kempton Park on Friday, 1 November 2019.

The Government Launches a New Business Portal “Biz Portal”

04 November 2019

South Africa is embracing 21st century digital technologies to make it easier to register businesses. This was said today by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, with the on-line launch of a pilot phase of a new business portal led by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

SA Has Adequate Oil and Gas Expertise to Service Africa and Compete with the World

07  November 2019

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA), Mr Adrian Strydom is confident that South Africa has amassed adequate oil and gas expertise that will enable the country to service both Southern Africa and the rest of the world, and sufficient capacity to also compete with the rest of the world’s big players in the sector. Strydom pronounced this view during the official opening of the four-day Africa Oil Week Showcase in Cape Town.