The Investment Drive

Invest in South Africa

The 5th annual SA Investment Conference will serve as a platform at which South Africa and its representatives can:

  • Position South Africa as a globally relevant player and partner in trade and investment that can compete with the best in the world.
  • Showcase South Africa’s capabilities and strategic importance in the region.
  • Profile the country’s economic recovery strategy & implementation.
  • Reinforce South Africa’s position as an attractive business, investment, and tourism destination.
  • Showcase investment opportunities that will transform the economy and create employment opportunities.
  • Emphasise South Africa’s continued commitment towards zero tolerance for corruption and the fight against it in all sectors of society.

About the conference

The 5th SAIC will take place on 13 April 2023 in Johannesburg. This conference is the final leg of our current investment drive to attract R1.2 trillion over five years.

The SAIC attracts delegates spread from South Africa and the rest of the globe. Last year, SAIC raised R367 billion in investment commitments, bringing our five-year investment target firmly into sight. Since the first investment conference in 2018, South Africa has attracted R1, 14 trillion in commitments. This represents 95 per cent of our initial target and has translated into investments across a wide range of economic sectors.

The case for investing in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets, offering a unique combination of highly developed first world economic infrastructure with a vibrant emerging market economy.

Opportunities abound, with a focus on infrastructure development in areas such as transportation, water, roads and electricity, with electricity generation expected to grow by 6 800 MW over the medium term, thanks to the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.

South Africa remains a top tourism destination for visitors from across the globe, owing to its diverse offering, world-class infrastructure and positive global reputation.

Continued focus has been placed on positioning and implementing innovative technology to help drive growth as demonstrated by the country’s commitment to realising the 4IR and the country’s highly sophisticated ICT and electronics sector.