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Inside South Africa: Circular Economy and Business Opportunities

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In our online event series "Inside" you will receive first-hand market and country information. Our business representatives report at regular intervals on current topics and industry developments in their countries.

Take part and find out about developments that are important for your company worldwide, briefly and concisely!

Inside South Africa: Circular Economy and Business Opportunities in South Africa

September 14, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00

In order to facilitate Circular Economy transitioning, the South African government has taken tangible measures by putting regulatory and legislative instruments in place. To advance transitioning efforts, engagement, collaboration and partnerships between public sector, private sector and communities are necessary.

The principle and adoption of a circular economy has gained significant importance for the Southern African economy as it addresses the challenges of finite resource scarcity and waste management. South Africa, like many other countries, faces the depletion of natural resources and struggles with the environmental impact of linear production and consumption models. Embracing a circular economy approach allows for more efficient use of resources, reduced waste generation and environmental degradation. Also, transitioning to an inclusive circular economy creates economic opportunities for local and German businesses. By adopting innovative and sustainable practices these business opportunities can result in product diversification and/or new revenue streams. This will also improve resource efficiency by reducing costs, diversifying risks with alternate raw materials and creation of industrial symbiosis thus enhancing their sustainability and competitiveness in the global market.

Interested to learn more about Circular Economy and potential opportunities in South Africa? Join us for our online webinar where we will discuss Circular Economy prospects and the landscape in South Africa with guest speakers also providing first hand insights into their experiences in this sector.

Rishel Dharmapall is a Sector Expert of the Africa Business Network for Circular Economy in South Africa. Based at the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Southern Africa) in Johannesburg, Mr. Dharmapall identifies business opportunities for German companies. In this webinar, our Circular Economy sector expert will bring together experiences from diverse backgrounds, representing various sectors within the South African economy.                                                                 


  1. Welcome by Mr. Günther Schmid, Head of Division Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg (5min)
  2. Presentation of AHK Southern Africa  and the Africa Business Network (10min)                                                             
  3. Circular Economy and Business Opportunities in South Africa (20min)
  4. Company examples – TBC (10min)
  5. Q&A Session (15min)

Moderator: Mr Günther Schmid


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