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Agriculture, agri-processing, agribusiness
The agribusiness sector is the traditional heart of the Western Cape's economy. Seven out of the top 10 exports from the province are agricultural or agri-processed products. Read more
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Knowledge industries
Cape Town and the Western Cape offer a dynamic digital ecosystem powered by tech-savvy investors and talented people, where opportunities to grow and make a difference abound. Read more
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Manufacturing and value-added products
Manufacturing is the third largest sector in the Western Cape and contributes significantly to the South African manufacturing sector output. Read more
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Green industries
The Western Cape is a premier greentech and renewable energy hub on the African continent and one of the fastest-growing green economies in the world. Read more
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Cosmetics, natural products and organics
The Cape Floral Kingdom, situated almost entirely in the Western Cape, has the highest concentration of plant species in the world and is a UNESCO a World Heritage Site for its ... Read more
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Business process outsourcing
Cape Town and the Western Cape offer a leading services-based economy in Africa – 74% of economic activity in the Western Cape is in services-related industries. Read more
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Wholesale and retail
When it comes to retail, Cape Town and Western Cape companies have a significant foothold in the rest of Africa. Western Cape companies are a major investor on the continent, wi... Read more
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Clothing, textiles, leather and footwear
The Western Cape has the highest concentration of clothing manufacturing activity in the country. Read more
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Boatbuilding and auxiliary services
The South African boatbuilding industry is worth more than R1-billion annually, and there is major potential for the industry to add to the country's economy. Read more

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The Wesgro Trade Unit provides a free and confidential service to help you establish and grow your business in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Our diverse economy, strong skills base and well-connected infrastructure present many opportunities for foreign buyers seeking high-quality goods and services, as well as exporters looking to expand into the African market.

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

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