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Business Associations in South Africa

Business Associations | Last edited 13 July 2021 | ExpatCapeTown

Listing of Chambers and Associations

ExpatCapeTown's listing of business associations in South Africa shall help locals and foreigners with business related queries. At these business organisations you will get specific advice when setting up a business in South Africa or planning to invest in the country.

South Africa ranks 84th (out of 190) in the World Bank's report on Ease of Doing Business 2020. Starting a business in South Africa, however, is not that easy as the report shows, ranking South Africa for this only as 139th of the 190 countries. Therefore we provide here some information about South African business associations which might be useful in your research.

National Associations and Business Chambers

Chambers and organisations offer valuable insights into doing business in South Africa. It is highly recommended to approach the following associations and tap into the excellent support networks and business databases these organisations provide for their members. Please let them know you found them listed on our ExpatCapeTown business guide. Thank you.

Further, there are various export councils and trade associations for the respective industries. Read more here.

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Business Associations | Further References

  • The World Bank. "Doing Business 2020 - Economy Profile South Africa". World Bank Group. 1 May 2019. Accessed 25 November 2019
  • The World Bank. "South Africa." World Bank Group. Accessed 25 November 2019

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