DEG Representative Office Johannesburg | South Africa

    DEG’s team in Johannesburg is responsible for the long-term financing of financial institutions, infrastructure projects, companies and funds. Our staff develop tailor-made financing solutions in EUR, USD und ZAR for partners and customers and advise them on DEG’s promotional programmes. The representative office is the single point of contact for customers in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius and Madagascar.

    Since the mid-1970s DEG has been active as a development finance institution in Southern Africa. It has been active in the Republic of South Africa since 1994, and from the early 2000s onwards also with its representative office in Johannesburg. The city of Johannesburg is considered the financial centre and gateway to Southern Africa. From here, DEG serves customers in twelve countries with more than 120 million inhabitants.

    Economically speaking, South Africa dominates the region and has an advanced private sector. There is a great need for private investment, especially in the areas of finance, infrastructure, agriculture and tourism.

    DEG’s team in Johannesburg

    DEG office Johannesburg South Africa

    DEG’s network in Johannesburg

    In Johannesburg we often work closely together with KfW IPEX-Bank and the Dutch development bank FMO. This enables us to offer our customers an attractive one-stop service, especially for larger investments. The partners are located in the same building, so distances are short.

    Success stories from the region

    Sustainability fund for Africa

    DEG invests in solar thermal energy and wind power in South Africa through its participation in the Lereko Metier Sustainable Capital Fund. The private equity fund is a prime example of how sustainability and investment return do not have to be mutually exclusive.

    Reasons for cooperating with DEG

    Paul Botha, founder and CEO of the South African investment company Metier, gives a first-hand report.

    Waste water - raw material instead of waste material

    The Namibian company Ujams Wastewater Treatment Company develops innovative solution for industrial customers with the support of DEG.



    Anne Keppler

    DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

    DEG/KfW Representative Office Johannesburg

    3 on Glenhove

    Corner Glenhove Rd and Tottenham Ave

    Melrose Estate


    Republic of South Africa

    Financing in ZAR

    We offer long-term loans in EUR and USD as well as in South African Rand (ZAR).