Africa boasts some of the fastest growing economies and South Africa in particular is an ideal landing spot for businesses from Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The country's infrastructure is by far the most advanced on the continent, with ambitious plans for further investment and development over the coming decades. This will facilitate growth and opportunities across South Africa’s multitude of industries. Doing business here can be challenging, however, the efforts of pioneers can pay off in many ways. Major business opportunities exist in healthcare technology, cleantech, financial technology, infrastructure and manufacturing in South Africa and beyond.
Are you considering entering the South African market? Are you already active in South Africa and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in South Africa - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in South Africa
Analyse a wide range of data and compare South Africa to other countries - specifically for your products!
South Africa offers opportunities in many different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in South Africa
Our database is fed by our global network, tender platforms and a wide range of other sources.
Events + trade fairs
Events and Trade Fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Relevant news for Swiss firms
The role of governments for international business is ever increasing. In this section you can find relevant news about market entry in South Africa.
Experience reports from Swiss enterpreneurs on the challenges when entering the South African market and recommendations on how to succeed.