The mission of WDE is to engage world leading manufacturers, designers, to the biggest economy of Africa and to build the bridge for future entrepreneurs. South Africa is the leading services destination, regional manufacturing hub and most industrialized country in Africa.
While a financial pandemic sweeps over the rest of the world, South Africa set new investment records last year, with its private equity funds growing to R103 billion, or 3.2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), compared to the global average of 2.7 percent. Private investors are taking a chance on South African start-ups, especially in Internet-related industries. However, investors are finding great opportunities to fund a wide range of start-ups, such as businesses specializing in healthcare, crafts and communications technology.