Are you an entrepreneur or a business owner? Are you looking for a market, either locally or internationally? Or are you seeking a potential investor for your project or business? Here’s a guide to regional investment agencies in South Africa.
Eastern Cape Development Corporation
Official economic development agency for the government of the Eastern Cape province. Its vision is to be a primary contributor to the socioeconomic prosperity of the Eastern Cape through innovative and conscious private-sector development.
Free State Development Corporation
The Free State Development Agency provides a broad range of business services and development initiatives in high opportunity sectors. Its primary focus is on small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and co-operatives.
Gauteng Growth and Development Agency
The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is an investor’s first port of call for developing business relations in Gauteng and the rest of Africa. The GGDA was formed in mid-2012 after the former Gauteng Development Agency and Blue IQ merged. It is responsible for developing key economic strategies and to grow Gauteng as a globally competitive city region.
Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal
Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIK) aims to identify and package investment and export trade opportunities in the province, provide a professional and comprehensive service to potential and current investors and exporters, and to ensure easy access to investment and export trade opportunities.
Trade and Investment Limpopo
Trade & Investment Limpopo (TIL) was established in September 1996 as the official investment and trade promotion and facilitation agency of the Limpopo provincial government. Its business development network offers local companies and international investors opportunities and leads for expansion and footholds into new markets in Africa.
Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency
The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency’s chief focus is to drive increased SMME activity within the province and to develop a sustainable SMME sector in Mpumalanga over the long term.
Northern Cape Economic Development Agency
Presentation of investment opportunities in areas such as mining and minerals, fishing and mariculture, agroprocessing and tourism. The objective of the agency is to ensure enterprise development that will significantly contribute to economic growth and development within the province.
Invest North West
The North West province’s location offers prospective investors a cost-effective proximity to the trading environments of the Southern African Development Community. Focus sectors include manufacturing, mining and mineral beneficiation, renewable energy, agriculture and agri-processing as well as services, information technology and tourism.
Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency
This rapidly growing regional economy in South Africa offers a diverse range of exciting investment opportunities on one of the world’s main trade routes. With a world-class business and physical infrastructure, the Western Cape is an ideal location for businesses seeking to serve African markets.
Reviewed: 13 May 2013
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