7 Reasons for Norwegian Companies to Look to the South African market

South Africa is known for its beautiful beaches and landscape. The country is also known for some of the best wines globally. But the country has more to offer. There is plenty of market opportunities waiting to be grasped. (Photo: Andreas Selter) A gateway to Africa Looking to the South African market, opportunities are not… Read More

Marine Waste – Team Norway in South Africa pushing for solutions through local partnerships

Marine waste is reaching pandemic proportions. Combining private and public resources are essential to reverse this trend, creating new business opportunities for all aspects of waste management in the process. South Africa is taking a leading role for Africa – and for the seven seas. (Illustration: Stephanie Martin / African Marine Waste Network) Norway earlier this… Read More

Turn trash into cash in South Africa

Waste challenges in South Africa brings opportunities for Norwegian companies. South Africa’s growing urban population is putting pressure on the environment in terms of waste management. Norwegian companies might have the technology to solve South Africa’s waste management problems. The waste industry in South Africa consists mainly of waste collection and landfilling. According to Green… Read More

Report points to ocean space for business opportunities

The South African economy is the linchpin of the Sub Saharan Africa region. Its government encourages foreign investment in both the public and private sectors. The Ocean Space is a strategic priority for both Norway and South Africa. South Africa has jurisdiction over one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, and… Read More

Opportunities in the Kenya Flower Sector for Norwegian Energy Solutions

Norwegian companies could provide the flower sector with clean energy and mini hydro solutions. Kenya’s horticulture sector is one of the top 3 export revenue earners of Kenya. The country is the 4th largest exporter of cut flowers, after Netherlands, Colombia and Ecuador. The top 5 destinations of Kenya’s flowers are Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany,… Read More

Maritime opportunities in South Africa – a market in a strategic position

South Africa is one of the most active maritime nations in the world. Its ports, ship building and inspection services provide opportunities for Norwegian companies with expertise in a number of fields. South Africa is one of the largest and the most diversified free market economies on the African continent. It is home to over… Read More

Fish or plastic for dinner in 2050?

Plastics in the ocean is a growing problem. In South Africa there are projects within “Marine Waste Management” to facilitate opportunities for innovation. Research published by World Economic Forum shows that we are likely to have more plastics than fish in the oceans 30 years from now. Already mammals, birds and fish are including plastics… Read More

South Africa’s Oceans to be the country’s new gold – this creates genuine opportunities for Norwegian industry

Innovation Norway in South Africa is launching a new Global Growth program tailor made for the Norwegian maritime industry with the ambition and capacity to access tender and other opportunities in this market.  The African continent is the Land of Opportunity, with 20% of the Earth’s landmass, 17% of its population (1,25 billion), the fastest… Read More

Sustainable use of the Ocean – The Norway – South Africa Science week 2017

For the second time Team Norway and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology are hosting Norway – South Africa Science week in Pretoria, South Africa. Following up on last year’s success, this year’s focus will be on green maritime – sustainable use of the ocean. The objective is to explore opportunities for cooperation between… Read More

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Uganda – Moving Towards Commercial Oil Production

The discovery of large oil reserves in Uganda in 2006 led to widespread expectations that the economy would quickly be transformed. The dream is now set to become a reality. Huge reserves Uganda’s current oil reserve stand at 6,5 billion barrels with 1,7 billion barrels recoverable from the ground. It is possible that more discoveries… Read More