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Looking to expand your business?

Wesgro’s Business Growth Services (BGS) team offers a free and confidential facilitation service to companies and organisations looking to grow in a first-class African business destination. We offer a range of post-establishment facilitation services and encourage follow-on investment to achieve greater local economic impact.

Key services that we provide are:

Incentives
Facilitating access to incentives/grants
Trade
Professional referral services
Smart
Conducting sector-specific research via our Research Unit
Law
Conducting policy advocacy and reducing red tape through the InvestSA One Stop Shop
Manufacturing
Doing site-location visits to assist businesses with identifying and acquiring better operating space
Goverment
Intergovernmental services
Prof services
Strategic matchmaking

Why expand in Cape Town and the Western Cape?

Growing economy
The Western Cape has one of the largest economies in Africa. More than 500 000 jobs have been added to the region since 2010. (Source: StatsSA QLFS)

Globally connected
Cape Town International Airport has been voted Africa’s best airport three years in a row, and connects Cape Town to more than 21 countries, with 750 000 international inbound seats and 13 new routes added in the last three years. (Source: ACSA)

Access to Africa

Cape Town and the Western Cape connect you to the rest of Africa, with total exports from the Western Cape to the rest of the continent valued at US$3.2-billion in 2017 alone. (Source: Quantec)

Africa’s tech hub

Cape Town is the tech capital of Africa, employing more than 40 000 people – more than Lagos and Nairobi combined. (Source: Endeavour Insight Report 2018)

Skills and education

The Western Cape has the highest number of students qualifying for university in the country. Thousands of foreign students come to study at four major universities in the province, 70% of whom are from African countries. (Source: CHEC)

World-class infrastructure

The Western Cape government has spent close to US$1.6-billion on road infrastructure since 2009, while Cape Town has 848km of fibre-optic cables and 25 switching facilities.

Ready to invest?

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Looking for more information? Search our resource library

The Wesgro Investment Promotion Unit provides a free and confidential service to help you establish and grow your business in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Our team of expert Portfolio Managers have more than 40 years of combined experience in supporting new investors commercialise their businesses in the region, and in helping established businesses grow and expand.

Read our latest sector and country fact sheets and research reports to identify new opportunities to grow your business.

Nov 2019
A Guide to Doing Business in the Western Cape 2019
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Nov 2019
Doing Business in Africa
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Nov 2019
Tech EcoSystem 2019
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Nov 2019
Pioneers in the Cape Health Tech Industry
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Nov 2019
Investing in cannabis in South Africa
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