Recently published Research Material
Trade and Investment Opportunities in Africa - 2012
There is a near-universal agreement that Africa offers the greatest overall investment potential of frontier markets globally. This sentiment follows on the heels of a decade of strong economic and investment performance. This has been driven largely by demand for Africa’s natural resources, improved sovereign profiles, greater political stability and increasing consumer demand.
As Africa’s economies progress, it is projected that opportunities will open up in sectors such mining and extractive industries, infrastructure-related industries, agriculture, consumer-related industries, travel and tourism, manufacturing and maritime-related industries.
This presents opportunities for South African companies to play a meaningful role in strengthening continental productive capacities and deepening regional integration, whilst facilitating diversification of the domestic industrial base. This conforms to South Africa’s trade and investment strategy towards Africa as articulated in the National Development Plan, National Industrial Policy Framework and its Action Plans, and the Trade Policy and Strategy Framework.