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OVERVIEW The U.S. construction equipment sector exports to South Africa from 2011 to 2015 were over 600 percent higher than the next largest African market, Egypt (this sector includes construction, earthmoving, and mining equipment). Overall, regional sector Africa growth since 2013 was relatively flat; regional export performance, however, mirrored overall global developments and have declined […]

OVERVIEW In 2020, the broader South African automotive industry’s contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) stood at 4,9% (2,8% manufacturing and 2,1% retail), down from 6,4% in 2019, reflecting the severe impact of COVID-19 on automotive manufacturing and retail because of the country’s lockdown restrictions during the year. As the largest manufacturing sector in […]

Overview Pre-Covid-19, the number of South African students studying in the United States increased to 2040 students, placing South Africa 5th in the continent in terms of students studying in the U.S. With 17 percent of the total South African population aged between 17- 24 there is significant potential to increase this number The South […]

Overview Saddled with a triple  disease burden – communicable (HIV/AIDS, TB), rising non-communicable (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer), and trauma (interpersonal violence, such as gunshot- and stab wounds)  – South Africa’s healthcare operates under  two systems: the public system, which caters to around 85  percent of the population, constituting roughly 48  percent of total healthcare […]


25 May 2022

Overview Government Intervention: The South African economy has been experiencing frequent bouts of load shedding (the local term for rolling blackouts) which has negatively impacted local industry and economic growth. To tackle this long-standing problem, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, outlined plans in September 2020 for a new phase of power-generation procurement, to […]

Overview This section will cover the agricultural equipment space as well as agricultural commodities. South Africa’s agricultural sector is one of the world’s most diverse, consisting of corporate and private intensive and extensive crop farming systems, including vegetable, fruit, nuts and grain production. The well-developed commercial farming in South Africa is the backbone to the […]

South African IT sector. South Africa has one of the largest information and communications technology (ICT) markets in Africa. It shows technological leadership in the mobile software field, security software as well as electronic banking services. As an increasingly important contributor to South Africa’s GDP, the country’s ICT and electronics sector is both sophisticated and developing. […]