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South Africa: The Business Opportunity

South Africa is one of the most sophisticated, diverse and promising emerging markets globally. Strategically located at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is a key investment location, both for the market opportunities that lie within its borders and as a gateway to the rest of the continent. It has a favourable demographic profile and its rapidly expanding, with its middle class growing spending power.

South Africa has a wealth of natural resources (including coal, platinum, coal, gold, iron ore, manganese nickel, uranium and chromium) and it has been enjoying increased attention from international exploration companies, particularly in the oil and gas sector. In agriculture and agro-processing, South Africa is recognised as a leader in the region. The country has world-class infrastructure, exciting innovation, research and development capabilities and an established manufacturing base.

South Africa has a strong tertiary education sector that works tirelessly to ensure skilled work force of highly accomplished graduates, and it is at the forefront of the development and rollout of new green technologies and industries, creating new and sustainable jobs in the process and reducing environmental impact.

South Africa has sophisticated financial, legal and telecommunications sectors, and a number of global business process outsourcing (BPO). It has political and macroeconomic stability, an abundant supply of semi-skilled and unskilled labour, and compares favourably with other emerging markets in terms of the overall cost of doing business.

Veranstalter: South African Consulate General, Sendlinger-Tor-Platz 5, 80336 München, Telefon 089 23 11 63-0,  Mail  sibisil@dirco.gov.za

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