The GIC was set-up to support the Gauteng Provinces’ economic development initiatives as a one-stop-shop (OSS), and it is considered to the province’s key differentiator.
The GIC differentiates Gauteng in terms of offering potential investors and exporter efficient services to enable them to more easily invest in Gauteng and play a role in developing the economy. The main goal of the GIC is to make Gauteng become the preferred location for investment, to provide an investment and export facilitation mechanism where relevant organs of state and state entities/agencies are brought to one location, co-ordinated and streamlined to provide prompt, efficient and transparent services to investors and exporters.
The GIC's functions include:
- Investment Development
- Receive and Manage Investor Enquiries
- Evaluate Leads Generated
- Document Verification
- Taxation and Permits
- Applications for Businesses Registrations
- Tax Advisory Services and Tax Compliance Matters
- Work Permits Applications
Services offered at the GIC
- Information and research services
- Administrative assistance in getting started
- Pre-investment support services
- Through the various partners involved in the GIC, investors will also be able to access company registration, tax registration services and information sharing
Partners represented at the GIC
- Department of Trade and Industry, represented by Trade and Invest SA
- Department of Home Affairs
- SARS (South African Revenue Service)
- Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
- Brand South Africa
- Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Gauteng Enterprise Propeller
- City of Joburg
- Ekurhuleni Investor Centre
- Tshwane Economic Development Agency
- West Rand Development Agency
- EY (Ernst & Young)
Services offered by GIC partners
Department of Trade and Industry
- Access to dti incentives
- Industrial development and sector support services
- International trade and export promotion
- Research and business intelligence
South African Revenue Service (SARS)
- Company tax registration
- Tax clearance
- General business enquiries
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
- Company registrations and renewals
- Trademark, patents and copyright registrations
Department of Home Affairs
- Work permits for foreign investors
- Temporary residence permits for foreign business owners
- Development planning applications
- Services / utilities connections
- Clearance certificates
Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Environmental Impact Assessments
Gauteng Enterprise Propeller
- Financial and non-financial support
Gauteng Opportunity Atlas
The GIC is probably one of the first economic development agency centres on the African continent to deploy a Geographic Information System to define economic opportunities in the province.
These are derived from local economic development strategies, growth and development strategies, integrated development plans, municipal promotion materials, amongst others.
The Gauteng Opportunity Atlas will assist in the following areas:
- Inform proper land use planning within the province
- Ensure that land suitable for economic activities is allocated and reserved for the correct purpose
- Enable investment promotion to be specific and area/region based
- Serves as an information tool for investor, developers and public sector officials
- Direct and inform public sector investments
- Showcase Gauteng’s geographic advantage, despite it being a landlocked province
Visit the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency to view investment opportunities available in Gauteng, South Africa.
For additional investment enquiries, please connect with the Gauteng Investment Centre.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11h20
Gauteng schools will soon be equipped with outdoor gyms in an effort to reduce lifestyle diseases that lead to premature deaths amongst young people.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15h20
Gauteng Provincial government cuts red tape for investment.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09h20
Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile’s Remarks on the Occasion of the Sod Turning Ceremony for the Nissan Automotive Incubation Centre in Rosslyn, Tshwane, 25 March 2015.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09h20
State of the Province Address by Gauteng Premier Honourable David Makhura. Gauteng Provincial Legislature 23rd February 2015.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17h18
Gauteng Premier and MEC meet with key leaders in the automotive industry.