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Africa Aerospace and Defense Show 2022
The highly anticipated Africa Aerospace and Defense show is back on, taking place in September 2022 in South Africa. The AAD Show, which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, will take place from September 21 – 23, 2022

South Africa

South Africa is a country of 58 million people that is rich in diverse cultures, people and natural heritage. Enjoying remarkable macroeconomic stability and a pro-business environment, South Africa is a logical and attractive choice for U.S. companies to enter the African continent. It is the most advanced, broad-based and productive economy in Africa, and had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $386 billion in 2019, or about one third of the total GDP for sub-Saharan Africa region.

The U.S. Commercial Service’s three offices in South Africa - in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban – can you help you discover export opportunities and identify local distributors and representatives in South Africa as well as throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Work with our team in Sub-Saharan Africa

Doing Business in Africa
The President's Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) advises the President on ways to strengthen commercial engagement between the United States and African countries.
Prosper Africa
Prosper Africa is a U.S. Government Initiative with the goal to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa.
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South Africa Electric Vehicles

 South Africa needs to adapt and include the provision of electric vehicles in the local market which may create opportunities for U.S. firms and consultants.

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Cape Town has a long history of responding to the climate challenge in a progressive and technically sound manner.

Environmental Technology South Africa Environmental Management
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South Africa’s e-sports and gaming

The youth population is critical to the future of gaming and esports. Half of the population on the African continent will be under the age of 24 by 2050. 

Toys and Games South Africa
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