Discovering and Scouting the Market

We gathered a list of tools & services to help you explore and understand the South African market.

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They offer : Market opportunity analysis | Go-to-market strategy | Marketing and positioning strategies


Business France

Business France was founded in 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency. The organisation promotes export growth by French businesses and facilitates international investment in France. Their offer includes market data, directories, market tests and personalised advisory.



Members of the FSACCI get access to a large panel of commercial services:

  • Identification of contacts located in France or in South Africa : partners, investors, buyers, distributors, suppliers, providers. 
  • Market Test: Assess the potential of your business model. 
  • Market Exploration: Organise meetings with your potential partners/prospects.

Cape Chamber

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The organization aims at fostering business opportunities in the Western Cape by providing information on a host of issues: Export/import, Human Resources, Incentives, Legislation and Tenders. They also run a variety of seminars and workshops, as well as networking functions, giving you the opportunity to engage with local players. 



Wesgro is the official Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency for the Western Cape. Wesgro offers services for foreign companies willing to invest in the Western Cape. They also provides a public library of economic publications. Publications on South Africa and the Western Cape includes economic overviews, investor guides and key trends.

Meet French Tech Communities based in Cape Town

They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Perks programs | Events



Founded in 2012, the Cap40 is an online network focusing on the development of business between the Western Cape and France. The community allows users to share experience via a forum, access a job portal and attend networking events and business talks. 


Silicon Cape

The Silicon Cape Initiative is a local non-profit, community owned movement, that aims to improve the start-up environment in the Western Cape. It counts tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC's who are passionate about entrepreneurship in SA.


French Consulate

The French Consulate is active at relaying initiatives relevant to the French business community. It also organises networking events for new comers and entrepreneur gatherings. 



The French South African Chamber of Commerce organises recurring networking events for its members: breakfasts, conferences and the yearly Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival. 

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