South Africa

South Africa Country Information

For those who want to establish a foothold in Africa, South Africa provides an exciting and rapidly-developing market which is not too remote from a European mentality. The country at the southern tip of Africa offers the perfect access point to the continent.

Together with the Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, S-GE has created a ranking of the top export markets. It shows which markets are particularly attractive for Swiss SMEs.
Together with the Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, S-GE has created a ranking of the top export markets. It shows which markets are particularly attractive for Swiss SMEs.

Demand is high in the country, including for foreign goods. The middle class is growing not just in Asia, but in South Africa as well, and the increased demand for high-quality products and services helps to create a beneficial market for Swiss companies. Private consumption is not the only interesting area, however, since South African companies are also increasingly searching for innovative solutions to automate their processes.

Cleantech and ICT products and services are undergoing enormous growth in the South African economy at the moment.

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