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DEG Representative Office Johannesburg | South Africa

DEG has been engaging in the Southern African region since the mid-1970s and in the Republic of South Africa since 1994. The office opened in the early 2000s based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which is known to be the financial centre and gateway into the Southern African region. From Johannesburg, the regional team serves the Southern African region including 12 countries with a population in excess of 120 million people. The region is characterised by rich natural resources and is focused on achieving economic and political stability as demonstrated by the SADC whose goal is to further socio-economic co-operation and integration among the 15 southern African countries. In terms of economic strength, South Africa dominates the region and has the most advanced private sector. Poverty, inequality and high unemployment are challenges that impede economic growth in the region. There remains a large need for private investment, especially in the financial, infrastructure, agriculture and tourism sectors.

The Johannesburg team represents all of DEG's customer clusters with dedicated responsibilities for financial institutions, infrastructure, corporates and funds for debt and equity investments. The office is the key point of contact for partners in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius and Madagascar.

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Jointly, we structure and provide our partners and clients in the region with tailored advice on DEG financing solutions and promotional programs.

The office space in Johannesburg also co-hosts KfW IPEX-Bank as well as the Dutch Development Bank FMO.

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.

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Reasons for cooperating with DEG

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

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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.

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For corporates

We tailor our financing to the long-term success of your business and help your company to develop to its full potential.

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Solutions for German corporates

For financial institutions

Success is very often a question of trust - trust that others place in you. Having DEG on board - not only as a financer but also as an expert advisor - will give your work a seal of quality.

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For funds

As an anchor investor, we send a strong signal to the market. Additionally, in our capacity as a reliable partner, we make our extensive market and structuring know-how available to you.

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For project financing

For your infrastructure project you need flexible, long-term financing and a sound knowledge of the circumstances on the ground. On both counts, DEG is the partner of choice.

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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


+27 11 5072-500


+27 11 5072-508


Financing in local currency

We offer you long-term loans, including in local currency.

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