Partners & Sponsors



InvestSA, South Africa’s pre-eminent investment promotion agency is a key part of South Africa’s Department of Trade Industry and Competition. Through a dedicated team of world-class investment professionals, InvestSA plays a critical role in attracting and generating investment into as well as retaining investments in South Africa. Beyond the investment facilitation role it plays, InvestSA also plays an important role in supporting the business community by coordinating advocacy for business environment reforms. InvestSA works in partnership with South Africa’s 9 regions to match your investment needs with the immense and diverse business opportunities that South Africa has to offer within and beyond its borders.

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The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is a national public entity, established by the Companies Act 71 of 2008, amended. The CIPC is mandated to register companies, business rescue practitioners and corporate names; maintain data; regulate governance of and disclosure by companies; accredit dispute resolution agents; educate and inform about all laws.

The CIPC makes continuous efforts to improve the ease of doing business through relentless innovation. The CIPC continues to simplify its transactional services, introduces additional channels and modernises its platforms to give effect to seamless, one-stop shop, paperless transacting.

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The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC) was established in 1940 by an Act of Parliament (Industrial Development Corporation Act, No. 22 of 1940).

The corporation was established to spearhead the development of domestic industrial capacity, especially in view of the shortage of manufactured goods experienced because of the disruption of trade between Europe and South Africa during the Second World War.

Since establishment, the corporation has been instrumental in implementing South Africa’s industrial development policy, establishing some of the industries that have since become cornerstones of the country’s manufacturing sector.

Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.

Contact Number:
+27(0)11 483 0122

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IDC is proud to be a diamond sponsor of the SA Investment Conference. View more about the IDC under Partners, above.


Vodacom is a leading and purpose-led African connectivity, digital and financial services company. From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our business to include operations in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC), Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya. Our mobile networks cover a population of over 400 million people. Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA), we offer business-managed services to enterprises in 48 countries. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone (60.5% holding), one of the world’s largest communications companies by revenue.

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Anglo American

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our products to our customers – safely and sustainably.

As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium quality iron ore and metallurgical coal for steelmaking, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment, creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

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African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a leading South African diversified mining and minerals company with operations in South Africa and Malaysia. ARM mines and beneficiates iron ore, manganese ore, chrome ore, platinum group metals (PGMs), nickel and coal and also has a strategic investment in gold through Harmony Gold Mining Company (Harmony).


In November 2006, Kumba Resources Limited unbundled and Kumba’s coal and other assets
merged with Eyesizwe Coal to create Exxaro Resources Limited. Exxaro has since grown to become one of the largest black-empowered diversified mining companies in South Africa.

Exxaro has an asset portfolio, which includes coal operations and investments in iron ore,
residual pigment manufacturing and renewable energy (wind). The organisation prides itself
in being more than just a mining business and strongly believes that empowering local
communities in which it operates and making a positive impact on the world is central to its purpose.

The company assumes and actively practices a balanced approach for sustainable growth and impact to ensure that a future is secured for every one of its stakeholders. Exxaro’s purpose to Power better Lives in Africa and beyond will be achieved by responsibly investing in resources that will improve and sustain life on the continent.

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Thungela, which means “to ignite” in isiZulu, is a leading South African thermal coal business, focused exclusively on thermal coal production. It is one of the largest pure-play producers and exporters of thermal coal in South Africa based on aggregate coal reserves and marketable coal production.

The Group owns interests in and produces its thermal coal predominantly from seven mining operations, namely Goedehoop, Greenside, Isibonelo, Khwezela, AAIC (operating the Zibulo colliery), Mafube Coal Mining (operating the Mafube colliery) and Butsanani Energy (owning the independently operated Rietvlei colliery) which consist of both underground and opencast mines located in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Thungela’s operations are among the highest quality thermal coal mines in South Africa by calorific value.

Thungela also holds a 50% interest in Phola, which owns and operates the Phola Coal Processing Plant, and a 23% indirect interest in Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). RBCT is one of the world’s leading coal export terminals, with an advanced 24-hour operation and a design capacity of 91 Mtpa.

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Google in South Africa:

Google established a country office in South Africa in 2007, as part of its focus on Africa.

Google South Africa employs over 60 people, and its headquarters are based in Johannesburg.

Dr Alistair Mokeona has served as the country director for Google South Africa since 2020.

Google’s mission in South Africa is to make the internet helpful to South Africans, and work together with its government, policymakers, educators, entrepreneurs, and businesses to shape the next wave of innovation in the country and on the African continent.

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As a leading global provider of ICT, infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei, established in 1987 and operational in South Africa since 1998, aims to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. In response to the Presidents call to fast-track digitization, Huawei South Africa is committed to the development and expansion of the country’s ICT solutions as well as the advancement of South Africa’s 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) through our extensive and international expertise.


Samsung has the ambition to help people achieve the impossible. After over 50 years, it is still innovating, creating technology that breaks down old and new barriers, and Enabling People to do what they can’t. Samsung continues to be driven by its purpose, so they put people and what they care about at the centre of everything they create. With its Everyday Sustainability philosophy, the brand continues to redefine the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. The company reaffirmed its position as a top-five brand in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands for three years in a row.

Samsung proudly continues to invest in South Africa as an active contributor to the future of the local economy and strong supporter of economic transformation – contributing to the company’s Level-1 B-BBEE status for five consecutive years.

Samsung proudly supports Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030.

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The South African Breweries (SAB) is part of the social fabric of South Africa and is home to over 5 700 employees. SAB is committed to creating sustainable investments; and driving real, tangible growth for the economy. South Africa has been the home of SAB for centuries tracing all the way back to Charles Glass and the Castle Brewery that he started in 1895 and since then we have grown into a landmark South African company.

The company’s beer value chain:
– SAB has a total of 3739 suppliers.
– SAB supports over 140 000 jobs.
– Our high-quality ingredients are procured from more than 1 277 local farmers.
– From farm to bottle, SAB beers are 95% locally sourced.
– SAB supports over 1 million livelihoods throughout its value chain.

SAB’s dream is to build the most aspirational company in the South Africa, one that supports its people, creates jobs, and empowers communities.

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Discovery is a South African-founded diversified financial services organisation that operates in health, life, short-term and commercial insurance, investment, banking and wellness markets.

Since inception 30 years ago, Discovery has been guided by our core purpose, to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. This has manifested in a globally recognised Shared-value Insurance model underpinned by our leading behaviour-change platform, Vitality, being exported to over 40 markets across six continents with over 30 million members.

The Group also recently introduced shared-value health insurance to employer groups operating in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, as well as Travel for Treatment service to the rest of Africa.

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As South Africa’s State-owned freight transport and logistics company, and custodian of rail, ports and pipelines, Transnet is made up of six operating divisions namely Freight Rail, Engineering, National Ports Authority, Port Terminals, Pipelines and Property.

We are uniquely positioned to provide integrated, seamless transport solutions for our customers in the bulk and manufacturing sectors.

Our infrastructure and services are intended to benefit South Africa as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC), facilitating economic, domestic, regional and global activity.

Our business is guided by our values, ensuring that in everything we do,Transnet builds, delivers, innovates and cares


Coca-Cola’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We make brands and products that people love, while building a more sustainable future for local communities and the planet.

In South Africa, our success is intrinsically linked to broader economic growth and prosperity along our value chain. Through our bottling partners, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), we have 13 manufacturing plants that collectively employ approximately 10,000 people. We buy locally produced ingredients that are used in the local production of our beverages and empower small businesses with equipment and training.

In 2021, we launched JAMII, our Africa-focused sustainability platform that focuses on water stewardship, economic empowerment of women and youth, and waste management. Through JAMII, we take continued action to create a better-shared future.