We are responsible and energy-conscious, and focused on building a secure city of the future...
Cape Town has a sophisticated, diverse and dynamic economy, and is a regional hub for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Globally, the city ranks among the world’s top destinations to visit and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, play and invest.
We are national leaders in business and have a thriving knowledge economy; our skills market is growing and the city offers numerous opportunities for work and investment.
We are also a proudly inclusive city, welcoming all who can join us in our vision to create a safe, sustainable, vibrant urban environment for generations to come.
Business Process Outsourcing
The BPO industry is the lead contributor of job growth in Cape Town.
Cape Town is the digitech hub of Africa and has a disproportionately high share of the country’s tech start-ups.
Film & Media
Cape Town is an internationally competitive film and media destination.
Cape Town attracts tourists from across the globe, thanks to the appeal of its natural beauty, vibrant culture and ease of access to key tourist sites.
Agr-business leads regional exports, second only to the petroleum sector, and lies at the heart of the region’s ability to drive economic development.
Cape Town is home to a large proportion of private investment and asset management services companies.
Atlantis Greentech Special Economic Zone
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are supported by a range of incentives aimed at attracting foreign and local investment.
Ideally located to serve as a manufacturing hub.
“We are investing deeply in Cape Town. We are very enthusiastic about the market place here. We have thousands of engineers in the city and are proud to have been investing in skills here since 2004. Much of that tech is the foundation of EC2.” – Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Sales and Business Development at Amazon, Mike Clayville.
“Cape Town is a top notch, one stop shop for film making. You’ll find crews of the highest calibre, equipment, great locations within a good radius of Cape Town – multiple looks that we are able to double for various countries. Diversity of talent with great looks.” – Bev Wynne, executive producer at Gatehouse Commercials.
“Cape Town is now one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. People want to live and work here. Companies want to be based here. It’s the place to be.” – John Chapman, director of the Rabie Property Group, developers of Century City.
“We have a very attractive CBD. Cape Town is a very active city, a very creative city, and I think there is a lot of opportunity to do good business here. We create a platform for people to come study further here, we have specialised training here, the IT and film industry is massive here, and now with the City’s investment in broadband, I think that is going to be a game-changer.” – Tasso Evangelinos, chief executive of the Central City Improvement District.
“Cape Town is one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations and the number one Convention City in Africa. It has a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem with global dimensions, and it is only natural that an organization such as AWIEF would want to position itself to be part of that global community in order to promote its pan-African agenda.” – Irene Ochem, Founder & CEO, Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF).