South Africa

Swisscontact's impactful initiatives in South Africa stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable economic development. Through strategic interventions, we have empowered individuals with essential skills, elevated the competitiveness of businesses, and created an enabling environment for prosperity. Our dedicated efforts have not only improved the quality of life but have also exemplified the efficacy of private sector-led approaches in driving positive change in the region.
South africa


  • Area: 1.221.037 km²
  • Population: 60 million
  • Capital: Pretoria


Albanien, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Kolumbien, Indonesien, Marokko, Nordmazedonien, Peru, Serbien, Südafrika, Tunesien, Vietnam
Handel, Berufliche Erstausbildung, Unternehmerische Ökosysteme, Nachhaltiger Tourismus
Swiss Import Promotion Programm
Das Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) ist ein etabliertes Mandat des Staatssekretariates für Wirtschaft (SECO) im Rahmen der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Das Programm wird in der neuen Phase (2017-2020) von Swisscontact umgesetzt.Das Gesamtziel des Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) besteht darin, Entwicklungs- und...

South Africa faces multifaceted development challenges that impact its socio-economic landscape. Persistent issues include high levels of inequality, stemming from historical legacies of apartheid, which have left a significant portion of the population marginalized. Unemployment, particularly among the youth, remains a pressing concern, hindering inclusive growth. Additionally, inadequate access to quality education and healthcare exacerbates social disparities. The country also grapples with governance issues, corruption, and political instability, affecting public trust and hindering effective policy implementation. Environmental concerns, such as water scarcity and climate change, further strain resources. Despite progress, addressing these challenges requires comprehensive and sustained efforts to foster inclusive and sustainable development and create opportunities for all South Africans.

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SIPPO Swiss Import Promotion Programme

Anna G. Reyneke


Ken Duncan

Country Representative South Africa