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Investing & Doing Business in South Africa. Sofia, Nov 2012. Content. 1. South Africa, Southern Africa & Africa 2. Economic Facts and Trends 3. Competitiveness and Doing Business 4. Economic Success Stories 5. Investment Opportunities 6. Investment Incentives & Support 7. Conclusion.

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Investing doing business in south africa

Investing & Doing Business in South Africa

Sofia, Nov 2012


Content

  • 1. South Africa, Southern Africa & Africa

  • 2. Economic Facts and Trends

  • 3. Competitiveness and Doing Business

  • 4. Economic Success Stories

  • 5. Investment Opportunities

  • 6. Investment Incentives & Support

  • 7. Conclusion



1. South Africa, SADC, Africa

  • SADC FTA signed in August 2008 – market of 250 million consumers

  • Future FTA with SADC,COMESA & EAC with a market of 800 million consumers

  • Africa with population of over 900 million and growing economy


1. South Africa, SADC, Africa

  • Area 1,22 million km2

  • Population 50,6m (estimate)

  • 11 Official languages with English the business language

  • Total GDP: 2011 R2 964 bn (US$ 409 bn)

  • GDP 2011 per capita: R 58 549 (US$ 8 075)

  • Real GDP Growth: 3.1% (2011)

  • Inflation (CPI): 5% (2011 annual average)

  • Main Exports; minerals & mineral products, precious

  • metals & metal products, chemical & food products,

  • automotives & components.

  • Main trading partners: China, USA, Japan Germany,

  • India & the UK.


2. Economy

  • Africa

    • - GDP at US$ 1.9 trillion

  • - GDP Growth rate at 4.5 % (2011) projected to 5% (2013)



2. Economy – Fiscal position

  • Budget balance at -4.6 % (2011)

    • Decline to 3% by 2014

  • Current Account : -4% of GDP

  • Balance of Payment: +0.3%

  • Foreign reserves: US$ 51 bn

  • Capital Formation: 20% of GDP


Vast mineral resources:

No.1 for PGM, Chrome, Manganese

No.3 for Gold, Coal &

Corporate Tax rate of 28%

Well developed legal system bases on sound constitution

Well developed & independent public institution (legal, economic etc)

Prime Interest Rates at 8.5%

Gateway to Sub-Saharan Africa

JSE top 15 of global exchanges

Well developed infrastructure:

3 of Africa’s busiest International airports (JNB, CTN, DBN)

Africa’s largest container Port in Durban

Mobile telecoms subscription at over 90%

Well developed rail & road infrastructure

Over 40 000 MW electrical generation capacity & network

3. Competitiveness & Doing Business


Preferential Export market access:

EU (FTA and TDCA)

SADC

USA- AGOA (Africa Growth Opportunity Act)

Future Trilateral Free Trade Area (SADC-EAC-COMESA)

Preferentila trade with India & Mercusor

Special Export Zones (SEZ)

Coega Port & Industrial Zone (heavy industries)

East London Industrial Zone (Automotive Cluster)

3. Competitiveness & Doing Business


Successful automotive cluster

272 000 exports from BMW (3 series), Mercedes Benz (C-Class), Toyota pick up, VW Polo, Ford Pick up, Nissan Pickup

Exports to USA (C-class, 3-er) UK (Polo, Toyota pickup, Ford Pickup, Japan (C-class), Australia (Toyota, C-Class), GM

14% of Global Catalytic convertor supply

40-70% local content

4. Success Stories


Coal & Gas to Liquid Technologies

Sasol Fischer-Tropsch Process

Deep Mining Technologies

Some of deepest mines in the world (3 km)

Mobile solutions & technologies

Mobile banking & transactions

4. Success Stories


Metals Cluster

Steel Profiles, Construction steel, Piping,

Locomotives & wagons, Industrial components

Automotive

Component and systems manufacturing

Trucks, busses, tractors and special vehicles

Agro Industries

High value intensive agriculture

Food processing for export markets

Green Industries

Solar panels and PV cells

Wind turbines

Chemicals, Pharma & Plastics

Polypropelene articles & components

Pharmaceuticals (APIs)

5. Opportunities (Industrial Plan)


Advanced Manufacturing

Nuclear components

Aerospace and defence components and systems

Titanium metal products

Nanotechnologies

Business Process Services

Back Office Operations (Financial, medical, legal etc)

Call Centers

Remote & Offshore support services

5. Opportunities (IPAP)


Economic Infrastructure

Euro 30 billion for Rail infrastructure & rolling stock (2012-2015)

Euro 300 billion for Nuclear Power plants (2014 – 2030)

Euro 10 billion for sea port expansions

Nanotechnologies

Automotive Cluster

Euro 200 million Mercedez Benz recap (2013)

Euro 100 million Nissan expansion

Euro 100 million VW expansion & localisation

Other

Euro 100 million renewable energy programme

6. Major Investment Programme






Conclusion

Sector Information

Finance to explore investment opportunities in SA

Facilitating direct Government support in the form of:

- information on investing in SA and the Business Environment

- detailed investment Incentives

- investment facilitation

- after care – ongoing contact

Conclusion

  • Contact Details

  • the dti Call Centre: 0861 843 384

  • the dti Switchboard: +27 12 394 0000

  • Investment Promotion: +27 12 394 1339/1032

  • Website: www.thedti.gov.za

  • E-mail: [email protected]

  • Postal Address: Private Bag X 84, Pretoria 0001

  • South Africa


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