envelopeinfo@sasdc.org.za phone011 100 1025                               Apply for Certification

Please enter your phone number
and we call you back soon

We are calling your phone


We will call you back soon.

Contact Us

Contact Us


Why South Africa?

Why South Africa?


The South Africa of today is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets globally. The unique combination of a highly developed first-world economic infrastructure and a huge emergent market economy has given rise to a strong entrepreneurial and dynamic trade and investment environment.

Besides being ideally positioned as a gateway to Sub-Saharan Africa, the following are some of the key reasons for doing business in South Africa:

  • The country is a member of the G20 and has a sound regulatory framework of recognised international standards for commerce and business.
  • As Africa’s financial hub, South Africa has a sophisticated banking sector with a significant footprint into the rest of the continent.
  • With an innovative and dynamic technology sector, South Africa is leading the African continental response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • South Africa has the most diversified and industrialized economy of any African nation, with strong sectors in financial services, tourism, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and ICT.
  • The cost of doing business in South Africa compares favourably to other emerging world markets.
  • Ranked No. 1 in Africa in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, South Africa has the largest air, ports and logistics network on the continent.
  • South Africa is a signatory to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which will boost intra-Africa trade, creating a market of more than 1 billion people with a GDP of $2.6 trillion

The following are some of the sectors which have high growth potential:

  • Agro-Processing
  • Business Process Outsourcing and IT-Enabled Services
  • Capital / Transport equipment, metals & electrical machinery and apparatus
  • Electro-Technical
  • Textile, Clothing and Leather
  • Consumer Goods
  • Automotive and Components
  • Green Economy Industries
  • Bio-manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Chemicals, Plastic Fabrication and Pharmaceuticals
  • Oil and Gas