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​​​Welcome to the City of Johannesburg, South Africa’s most vibrant and dynamic city​
​Our City, known to locals as Joburg, is the financial and economic hub of sub-Saharan Africa, and remains an attractive destination for investment, tourism, and business.

Joburg is a strategic investment destination, offering the best access to markets across Africa, an investor-friendly environment, a stable democracy, leading Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, and well-development transport network which enable the easy movement of goods and services.

The economic environment within the City is positive, as we continue to implement new inter-modal transport systems and increased capital injections to upgrade our existing infrastructure. Joburg's economy accounts for 15% of South Africa's economic output and 44% of that of Gauteng. It is larger than that of most neighbouring countries, equivalent to the eighth biggest country in Africa, or 66th in the world.

Trade & Investment Promotion

The City's Trade & Investment Unit within the Department of Economic Development is responsible for advancing Joburg as a preferred investment destination, promoting investment opportunities to domestic and foreign investors, facilitating trade by assisting local companies to access global markets, and providing an efficient investor facilitation and aftercare service.

Connecting you and your business

The Trade & Investment Team have established strong partnerships with City departments and entities in order to ensure a seamless investor experience. We have the sector expertise, market intelligence, and strategic partnerships that will ensure your investment receives all the approvals needed. The Team will ensure that you can start your ​operations and benefit immediately from investing in Joburg, whether you're a start-up, experienced business using our City as your African headquarters, or utilising the City as a launch pad to t​he rest of the African continent.

If you need information on investing in Joburg, assistance with dealing with City departments and entities, advice on how to grow your business' trade potential, or just help with unblocking your development, please contact us on: 

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