BICT Strategic Partners
The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa was established in 1994, following the country’s transition to democracy.
The Irish Government established an Embassy in South Africa in 1994. The Embassy is situated in Pretoria, the administrative capital, but it also maintains a small liaison office in Cape Town, the seat of parliament.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.
In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
South Africa is one of the most sophisticated and developed economies in Africa and is considered the ‘gateway to Africa’ for investors due to its relative sophistication, ease of doing business, continental expertise and ability to act as a base for doing business on the rest of the continent. For Irish companies, opportunities exist in a variety of sectors, including Fintech, Life Sciences and Medical Devices, Agri-technologies, and ICT.