• BPESA partners at a strategic Level with national role players in the form of the dti and Harambee, to stimulate demand and create an ecosystem for the Global Business Services (GBS) Sector in South Africa that will be conducive to high levels of export revenue growth, youth employment and skills development.
  • BPESA also partners with key International and Local Industry Associations and Bodies with whom it is strongly aligned with respect to goals, culture and opportunity for the mutual benefit of members.
  • Importantly, BPESA has close working relationships and partners with government departments at regional and city level in the key areas of Global Business Services activity in South Africa. These partnerships are key to the implementation of the national growth strategy at a regional and city level and ensure that programmes and projects are planned and implemented according to local priorities and with local actors participating, contributing resources, and taking ownership for the outcomes.



Overview of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC)
Vision of the dti

"A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens".

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Harambee is a not-for-profit social enterprise with extensive experience building solutions and innovations that can solve the global youth unemployment challenge. We partner in South Africa and Rwanda with business, government, young people and many others who are committed to results that can work at scale. We tackle the youth unemployment challenge using data, innovation, partnerships and on-the-ground experience to build pragmatic, implementable solutions that get results.

URL: http://harambee.co.za/


The Global Technology and Business Services Council

BPESA has joined 11 other independent regional organisations serving the GBS sector to create the Global Technology & Business Services Council (GT&BSC). The Council comprises the leading GBS locations servicing over 10,000 organisations, including multi-nationals, indigenous tech companies, SMEs, and start-ups. The founding members are: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Latin America, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States and Ukraine.

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Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) was formed in October 2003 and began operating in January 2004.

This created the first representative and unified organisation for business in South Africa.

Today, through its extensive membership base, BUSA represents the private sector being the largest federation of business organisations in terms of GDP and employment contribution.

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The South African Chamber of Commerce UK

The SA Chamber of Commerce is an umbrella organisation and conduit for trade, community and investment into and out of South Africa.

The SACC aims to bring under one concerted effort, a forum and meeting point for businesses who have an interest in both the UK and South Africa in an attempt to facilitate the development of business opportunities.

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IAOP was born, back in 2005, out of the idea there should be an association not simply for those working in outsourcing, but also that defines outsourcing as a profession in its own right.

It was a good idea then, and though the industry and "outsourcing" have evolved into various collaborative approaches, it's a good idea now.

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Trade & Investment KZN

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade by assisting local companies’ access international markets.

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal Chief Executive Officer, Neville Matjie, is supported by his management team and board of directors from key industries in KwaZulu-Natal. The institution also boasts highly skilled staff members from, especially, marketing, investment promotion, strategy and research, as well as project management backgrounds.

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Invest Durban

To facilitate sustainable investment in Durban for the benefit of ALL through the:

  • Expansion, retention and aftercare of existing foreign corporate business within the Metro;
  • Proactive investment promotion and marketing of Durban Metro as a premium investment destination;
  • Proactive connection to, and marketing of the City’s large investment projects, plus core strategies;
  • Identification and development of new investment & business infrastructure opportunities for new Investors,
    whilst connecting-in and empowering the existing local business people;
  • Attraction, support and facilitation for prospective new foreign investors into Durban;
  • Improvement in the investment and economic development environments, in partnership with the National, Provincial, City and Business Authorities;

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City of Joburg

Johannesburg is a young city with an incredible history and legacy.
The settlement sprang up in 1886 when prospectors found gold in the area now known as the Witwatersrand. When the discovery became public, thousands flocked here in search of fortune and new opportunities.

Today, Johannesburg still attracts those who want to realise their dreams and achieve success.
The new city was named after two officials of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR); Johannes Meyer a and Johannes Rissik.

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Gauteng Growth and Development Agency

The GGDA works with national government and related public entities, such as South African Revenue Service (SARS), to create an environment more conducive for doing business for multi-nationals, large local companies and SMMEs. This may include engaging with national government to propose regulatory changes, as well as establishing a ‘one-stop shop’ for doing business in Gauteng.

The GGDA will target specific sectors to enable business to operate more effectively, actively addressing constraints specific to those sectors.

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Gauteng Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development is tasked with developing the right environmental framework for economic growth and job creation, and instituting sound financial management policies and structures.

The department's vision is to become a centre of excellence, providing economic policy direction, development facilitation, financial management leadership, and contributing to an environment conducive to labour-absorbing economic growth and poverty reduction.

URL: http://www.gauteng.gov.za/government/departments/economic-development/Pages/index.aspx


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