Mauritius One Destination, A World of Opportunities

EDB Investment Promotion and Residency Week in South Africa

22nd – 30th of April 2024

Johannesburg | Cape Town | Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) | Durban

In view of strengthening and consolidating business ties and expand our market presence in South Africa, the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB) is organizing an investment promotion and residency mission from the 22nd of April till the 30th of April 2024.

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Mauritius

At a Glance

Land Area
2,040 Km2

Literacy Rate
93.2%

Capital
Port-Louis

Population
1,3 M

Time Zone
GMT +4

Currency
Mauritius Rupee

Climatic Seasons
Summer and Winter

Languages
English, French & Creole

Exclusive Economic Zone
2.3 Million Km2

Exchange rate
1 USD = 45.71 MUR

Culture
Mix of Indian, African, European, & Chinese Cultures

Discover our sectors of excellece

Mauritius your prefered Business Hub & Destination to Work, Live & Play

Mauritius International Financial Centre

The Mauritius IFC boasts more than two decades’ track record in cross-border investment and finance and offers an unparalleled well-regulated and transparent platform. As an internationally recognised jurisdiction of repute, the Mauritius IFC is home to a number of international banks, legal firms, corporate services, investment funds and private equity funds.

Retire in Mauritius

If you want to work, retire, invest, or just relax, Mauritius is the place to be. Choosing to live in Mauritius will give access to multiple benefits including tax regimes, political and social stability, multiculturalism, extensive air access and many others. Mauritius welcomes esteemed travelers/foreigners seeking to prolong their feeling of wellness with its warmth, secure and tropical climate. 

Invest in the Real Estate Sector

The real estate development aims to make Mauritius a dynamic business and financial centre. The strategies at work consist of achieving the following three points: a competitive economy with world-class infrastructure (housing, retail and lifestyle); facilities and amenities to attract world-class players; regional headquarters and multinationals.

Invest in Trade & Manufacturing

Mauritius has earned a good name as a high quality and reliable supplier through continuous innovation in different sectors such as Textile and Apparel, Agro-Processing, Seafood Processing, Jewellery and Light Engineering. The manufacturing industry stands as a dynamic engine of growth with a GDP contribution of 13,2% (2021) and provides employment to nearly 85,000 people.

Mauritius - South Africa : A thriving business relation reaching new heights

    • FDI relations with Mauritius
      • South Africa is the 2nd largest source of FDI after France  (25% of total FDI)
      • Direct Investment Flows in Mauritius : MUR 2,236 M (2021)
      • Direct Investment Flows from Mauritius : MUR 11 M (2021)
      • Major SA companies in Mauritius : Investec, SANLAM, Discovery, GUD Air Filters
      • Major SA brands in Mauritius : Woolworths, Food Lovers Market, Spur, Nando’s, Ocean Basket etc.
    • Major SA companies in Mauritius
    • Major SA brands in Mauritius
    • SA imports from Mauritius
      • Import value: USD 245 million or MUR 11,1 billion (Statistics Mauritius, 2022)
      • Main products: Textile, apparel & clothing (78%)
    • SA exports to Mauritius
      • Export value: USD 585 million or MUR 26,475 million (Statistics Mauritius, 2022)
      • Main products: Mineral fuels, oils, coals, live bovine/cattle, machinery, mechanical & electrical appliance, vehicles, pharmaceutical products, food products

      South Africa was the largest export market for Mauritius in 2022, representing 13.36% of total exports

    • Trade Opportunities with South Africa
      • Export opportunities: Medical devices (stents, catheters, ophthalmic prosthesis etc.), Beverages – spirits & rums, Jewellery, Optical frames & glasses, PPEs
      • Import Potential: Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics, Medical devices, Electronic Goods, FMCG, Fabricated metal products, Food products, Beverages, Automotive components, Chemical, adhesives, abrasives, PPEs
    • Investment Opportunities in South Africa
      • Advanced manufacturing (ICT), Green Industries and natural gas, Service exports and tourism, Agriculture value chain, Infrastructure.
    • Bilateral Relations between Mauritius & South Africa
      • Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)- In force since 2015
      • Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement (IPPA) – In force since 2005
      • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) a division of the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa (2013)
    • Air Connectivity
      Mauritius to Johannesburg
      3 times per week
      6 times per week
      7 times per week
      Mauritius to Nairobi
      7 times per week
      Mauritius to Cape Town
      2-3 times per week

      *Please note that flight schedules may fluctuate.

      Cargo:
      1 flight on South Africa for the month of March 2023.

    • Tourist Arrivals
      • Tourist Arrival – 96,316 (2022)
      • Occupation Permit Holders – 1247 (2021)
    • Maritime Connectivity
      Destination Frequency Lead Time
      Imports from South Africa to Mauritius
      Durban Weekly 5-10 days approx
      Export from Mauritius to South Africa
      Durban Weekly 5-10 days approx
      Cape Town Weekly 5-10 days approx
      Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) Weekly 5-10 days approx

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Head Office

Ground Floor, 7 Exchange Square, Wall Street, Ebene, 72201, Republic of Mauritius

South Africa Office

Unit 2, Katherine & West Building, 114 West Street, Sandown, Sandton, South Africa

Mailing Address

sa2023@edbmauritius.org

Business Talk

+230 203 3800

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