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How To Invest
The City of Joburg’s department of economic development is dedicated to providing efficient and effective services to all potential investors, backed up by continued support and input post-investment.

The trade and investment promotion directorate within this department serves to connect your expanding business to our dynamic City. We’ve got the sector knowledge, the business information and the connections you need to get you going quickly and smoothly. 

Contact us for as sistance in:

  • Helping in making your business case for investing in Joburg, including providing information on market potential, existing companies, research and development capabilities;
  • Helping you find the skills and labour resources you require;
  • Indentifying real estate, property and sites on which to locate;
  • Aiding you with the necessary permit applications, for both staying in SA and operating in the City;
  • Aiding in understanding and accessing incentives offered by local, regional and national government;
  • Assisting with indentifying prospective joint venture partners, suppliers and service providers;
  • Assisting with accessing financing for your projects;
  • Helping you to find out more about living and working in our City; and
  • Providing ongoing support for your business.

Contact numbers:
+27(0) 11 358 3699
+27(0) 11 703 5517
+27(0) 11 703 5519
Email: investment joburg

Regulatory Environment
SA has a well structured regulatory environment which has contributed to the country’s ranking of 34 in The World Bank and IFC Ease of Doing Business 2010 Report. SA ranked higher than the BRIC countries (China 89, Russian Federation 120, Brazil 129 and India 133).
For information on the regulatory environment, including:

  • Taxation
  • Competition and regulatory policy
  • Industrial development zones
  • Intellectual property rights,
  • Environmental regulations
  • Labour regulations
  • Exchange controls
  • Financial regulations

Please go to the Department of Trade and Industry website.
To find out more regarding immigration procedures and work permit requirements, please go to Department of Home Affairs website