Frequently Asked Questions

Invest South Africa is a division of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic).  It is South Africa’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) which support investors exploring opportunities in South Africa by helping with information, facilitation and aftercare.

The InvestSA One Stop Shop initiative is part of the government’s drive to lower the cost of doing business as well as making the process easier. The One Stop Shops are the point of contact for investors to engage with the relevant government departments for regulatory issues, registration, permits and licensing. The One Stop Shops simplify administrative procedures for business approvals and help to remove bottlenecks for investors establishing and running businesses.

InvestSA, as the Investment Promotion Agency, assist foreign (mostly) and local companies.  Our main services are the One Stop Shop, Investment Information, Investment Facilitation, Aftercare Services and Location Analysis. 

No, our services are free of charge.

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are geographically designated areas set aside for specific targeted economic activities. These industrial hubs are supported through special incentives and trade laws that differ from the rest of the country.

South Africa has directed its focus to thirteen sectors. The thirteen sectors are: 

  • Cleantech
  • Automotive & Components
  • Textiles, clothing, leather & Footwear
  • Transport & Industrial
  • Agribusiness
  • Consumer Goods
  • Mining & Mineral Processing 
  • Healthcare & Lifesciences
  • Chemicals
  • High-tech Industries & Innovation
  • Digital Economy & ICT
  • Hospitality & Tourism 
  • Energy & Infrastructure

Official Email:

Contact Directors:

Advanced Manufacturing

Rashmee Ragaven
+27 (0) 12 394 5929

Green Economy

Annelize van der Merwe
+27 (0) 12 394 5721

Director: Manufacturing

Charles Manuel
+27 (0) 12 394 5474


Recardo Andrews

Resource-based Industries

Brian Soldaat
+27 (0) 12 394 1238

Submit your query

The InvestSA One Stop Shop initiative is geared towards providing investors with services to fast-track projects and reduce government red tape when establishing a business.

National One Stop Shop

The Department of Trade and Industry,
the dti Campus, Block G
77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside
Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

InvestSA Gauteng

The Place, 1 Sandton Drive
Johannesburg, 2196
South Africa

InvestSA Western Cape

46 Street Georges Mall, Cape Sun Corner
Cape Town City Centre,
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

InvestSA KwaZulu-Natal

Kingsmead Office Park,
Kingsmead Boulevard,
1 Arundel Close, Stalwart
Simelane Street,
Durban, 4001, South Africa

For dtic Foreign Offices Contact Details, please visit this link.