Welcome to Gauteng, South Africa’s economic hub
Gauteng is the epicentre for growth and South Africa’s economic engine that serves as a significant launching pad for local and international businesses into African markets. There are currently 15.2 million people living in Gauteng. This is projected to grow to 18 million by 2030 and increase to be- tween 22 and 25 million by 2050. As the principle economic hub in South Africa, Gauteng Province is uniquely positioned to be a beacon for the goal of inclusive growth. It is also the province where exponential possibilities emerge.
Dynamism coexists with disparities, making the province one of the wealthiest city regions in Africa. Gauteng is the “leading financial nerve centre and manufacturing hub of sub-Saharan Africa with a contribution of 35% to South Africa’s GDP. This is not only a gateway to an integrating and ever more prosperous continent, but also a model for city region development in Africa and beyond. Gauteng is also home to the biggest and busiest airport on the continent, OR Tambo which facilitates the movement of over 21 million passengers annually, plus cargo, to all corners of the earth, including the major African centres, OR Tambo is the gateway to wherever anyone needs to go.