Market Opportunity

One of the greatest reasons why South Africa has become one of the most popular trade and investment destinations in the world is because we make sure that we can meet your specific trade and investment requirements. There are many lucrative possibilities arising from South Africa’s wealth of natural resources and almost unlimited export and import opportunities.

South Africa is a vast country covering 1,223,000 square kilometers. It is equivalent in size to Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands combined. It is the world’s largest producer of:

  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Vanadium
  • Chromium
  • Manganese
  • Aluminum-silicates

South Africa as an investment host country offers a policy of openness, which promotes Direct Foreign Investment (DFI). It is also favorable to enacting investment legislation, Industrial Development Zone legislation and making Investment incentives available. Each of our nine provinces has their unique strengths to offer you specific investment sector opportunities.

The Trade and Invest South Africa website was launched in 2007, offering investors and business people free access to specific investment and trade opportunities in South Africa. The fully searchable database enables users to quickly access opportunities relevant to their sector or region. Visit the site guide ( for a more detailed explanation of Trade and Invest South Africa’s different sections.

DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) In South Africa
77 Meintjies Street
Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002
Tel: +27 12 394 9500
Fax: +27 12 394 9501