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Africa Business Guide – Wegweiser für Ihren Erfolg in Afrika

Der Africa Business Guide ist die erste Adresse für Ihr Afrikageschäft. Als zentrale Plattform des Wirtschaftsnetzwerks Afrika informiert er deutsche Unternehmen über Märkte und Chancen in Afrika – mit Länderinformationen, Erfahrungsberichten, aktuellen Veranstaltungen und Förderangeboten. 
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SAGCC proudly supports Business for South Africa (BSA) COVID-19 initiatives.

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South Africa

The Chamber

The SAGCC (AHK Southern Africa) is part of the worldwide network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) with 140 locations in 92 countries. Since its inception in 1952, the SAGCC has played an integral role in fostering bilateral trade relations between South Africa and Germany, including countries in the SADC region.



In view of South Africa Germany is the third largest export market. Considering South African imports Germany ranks on number 2 worldwide. For German companies South Africa is by far the most important economic partner on the African continent.


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Maputo Mozambique

Fragile economic structure

Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world: 60 % of its inhabitants live below the poverty line. Although the country's economy continues to grow unabated, so far only the social elite and foreign investors have benefited.


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Harare Zimbabwe

Tense economic situation

Zimbabwe is currently one of the poorest economies in the world, characterised by very high unemployment, low gross domestic product, shortages of foreign exchange, investment and energy, and a fallow state in many economic sectors.


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Lusaka Zambia

Overview Zambia

Zambia's export economy is dominated by metallic raw materials such as cobalt and copper. Foreign exchange revenues from this sector of the economy account for up to 95% of total revenues. The primary sector of raw material extraction and agriculture has dominated very strongly since colonial times, with the secondary (manufacturing) and tertiary (services) sectors playing only a subordinate role.


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  • Baden-Württemberg Representative Office in South Africa
  • Bavarian Representative Office in South Africa
  • State Development Agency of Thuringia Representative Office in South Africa

Baden-Württemberg Representative Office in South Africa

The state of Baden-Württemberg (supported by the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism Baden-Württemberg) is officially represented in South Africa since June 1, 2019.

The office of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially supports the promotion, expansion, and development of economic cooperation between Baden-Württemberg and Southern African companies and organizations, as well as the deepening of existing economic relations in Southern Africa.

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Bavarian Representative Office in South Africa

Since 2007, location marketing for Bavaria has been actively pursued in South Africa with the aim of supporting South African companies in entering the Bavarian market.

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State Development Agency of Thuringia Representative Office in South Africa

Since 1st June 2019 the LEG Thüringen (State Development Agency of Thuringia) is represented in South Africa.

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Phone: +27 (0)11 486 2775
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Office hours: Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm SAST