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Identifying a supplier in South Africa

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For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

South Africa is the world's largest producer and exporter of platinum and one of the major producer of gold and diamonds. Moreover, in 2018, South Africa was the seventh largest coal producer and consumer in the world.

In 2018 the mining sector contributed R351 billion to the South African gross domestic product (GDP). A total of 456,438 people were employed in the mining sector in 2018.

The industrial sector constitutes 26% of South Africa's GDP in 2019 (World Bank). Due to the country's diverse manufacturing industry, it is a world leader in several specialised sectors, including railway rolling stock, synthetic fuels, and mining equipment and machinery.

Multi-sector Directories
BizWiz Acomodation - Online accomodation and travel directory in South Africa
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
ezSearch business directory - Businesses in South Africa
Kompass South Africa Directory - Business information expertise
SA Yellow Online - South Africa's online business directory
SA24 Biz - Tourism and travel directory in South Africa
Yellow Pages - Business directory in South Africa

To search directories by industry in South Africa, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
65 professional associations listed for South Africa.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
South African College of Business
The South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Minerals Council Of South Africa
Contact the South African Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom.
Contact Your Commercial Representations in South Africa
Contact UK Trade & Investment in South Africa.


Marketplaces incorporated in the country
Bid or Buy
Marketplaces present on the continent

To go further, check out our service Online marketplaces.

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