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South Africa

Welcome to the U.S. Commercial Service - South Africa

South Africa is a country of 50 million people that is rich in diverse cultures, people and natural heritage. Enjoying remarkable macroeconomic stability and a pro-business environment, South Africa is a logical and attractive choice for U.S. companies to enter the African continent. It is the most advanced, broad-based and productive economy in Africa, and has a gross domestic product (GDP) of $363.7 billion in 2010, or about one third of the total GDP for sub-Saharan Africa region. Over the last five years, the annual growth of South Africa’s GDP has averaged 3.2 percent.

We provide a range of services to U.S. businesses interested in doing business in Southern Africa, as well as to South African businesses interested in importing U.S. products and services. 

For more information on how we can assist you in this market please contact us or contact Mala Gopal at or call her on +27 11 290 3120.

Please note that the U.S. Commercial Service programs are available throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

If you’re traveling to SA soon, click here for important requirements.

The U.S. Commercial Service directly supports the President’s National Export Initiative.


Trade Mission to Africa

Tap into International Business Opportunities

Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique are investing now in key sectors to boost their economies. This trade mission will put you front and center with the key decision makers looking for technologies and solutions like yours. Please click here to learn more, and registration.


We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, D.C. area on March 23-24, 2015!

Select USA 2015 Flyer

If you run a business and are considering opening or expanding operations in the United States, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about how, where and why to invest in the United States.

Get in touch with our team in Johannesburg, South Africa if you’re interested in joining our delegation to the SelectUSA Summit, Please contact:

Here’s what you’ll find at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit:

o The agenda is packed with practical information; you’ll learn about resources, tools, and regulations to help you seize investment opportunities with confidence. High- profile business and government leaders will share their insight on the last trend.

o Online matchmaking will enable you schedule face-to-face meetings with economic developers and officials to explore opportunities and learn about resources and incentives.

o The trade show will showcase investment opportunities from every corner of the United States – all in one building.

o The SelectUSA Academy will be held just before the Summit on the afternoon of March 22 and will cover the basics of investing in the United States for first-time investors.


“Click here to see what a US manufacturer says about the assistance the US Commercial Service in South Africa can offer you to develop your export markets”


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