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Welcome to the website. The website provides information about the country for Brand South Africa. The website is owned by Brand South Africa, hosted by Private Label Web Solutions, and is located within the Republic of South Africa.

By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this notice. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, then you may not access, display, use, download, copy or distribute any of the content of this website.

Your use of the website

You agree that your use of this website is for lawful purposes only. You agree that you will not use this website for any unlawful purpose, including committing a criminal offence, gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems, or transmitting unlawful material.

General disclaimer

You agree to access and use this site entirely at your own risk. Please read the Exclusion of Liability clauses below.

Choice of law

This website is owned and operated within the Republic of South Africa. Therefore, these terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and the user consents to the jurisdiction of the Witwatersrand High Court in the event of any dispute.

Accuracy of information

While every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is current and accurate, you should not assume that this is always the case, and should consult other sources before making any decision to act on this information.

Your privacy

We respect the privacy of all visitors to this site. You may use this site without providing any personal information. However, so that we can regularly assess and improve the site, we collect information on the number of visits to the site, pages viewed, etc.

Copyright and use of material

Brand South Africa retains copyright in the website and all current and future content displayed on the website which is not owned by third parties.

In terms of a limited licence, granted for general use, Brand South Africa grants the user, subject to these terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable right to access, display, use, download and otherwise copy the current and future content of the website for your personal, non-commercial and informational purposes only.

In addition, Brand South Africa grants any reputable publisher permission to copy and distribute information from the website for the purpose of promoting South Africa, provided that: (i) this information has not been sourced from third parties and (ii) Brand South Africa is acknowledged as the source by reference to the website address.

Your comments

We value feedback received from visitors to our site. However, you agree not to transmit any material that is unlawful, harmful, defamatory, abusive, threatening, vulgar or obscene. You remain liable to any third party for your comments, and Brand South Africa is not liable to any third party for the content of your comments.

Please also note that we cannot respond to all feedback we receive.

External links and advertising

Wherever this website provides links to other websites, this should not be construed as constituting any relationship or endorsement of the linked third party, and reliance on all information provided by the external link is done so at your own risk.

Wherever third party advertising or promotional material is displayed on this website, this should not be construed as Brand SA endorsing or creating any relationship between Brand SA and that third party. Reliance on any such material is entirely at your own risk.

Exclusion of liability

You expressly agree that the use of this website is entirely at your own risk. The website and all its contents are provided on an "as is" basis, and Brand South Africa makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, to the accuracy of the contents of the website. Brand South Africa does not warrant that the website's functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the site or its server is free from viruses or other harmful components.

Brand South Africa, its owners, directors, employees, officials, suppliers, agents and/or representatives shall not be liable for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any expense of any nature whatsoever, which may be suffered by the user, which arises directly or indirectly from reliance of the website and/or its content.

Brand South Africa, its agents or suppliers shall not be responsible for any direct or indirect special consequential or other damage of any kind whatsoever suffered or incurred by you related to your use of, or your inability to access or use, the content or the website or any functionality of the website or of any linked website, even where Brand South Africa is expressly advised thereof.

You will indemnify Brand South Africa, its owners, directors, employees, officials, agents, suppliers or representatives, and keep them fully indemnified, from and against any loss or damage suffered or liability incurred in respect of any third party, which arises from your use of this website.

Contact details for any purposes related to these terms and conditions

Telephone: +27 (0)11 483 0122

Fax: +27 (0)11 483-0124


Related links

Who/what is Brand South Africa?

Brand South Africa (Brand SA) is a public-private partnership established in 2002 to create a positive, unified brand image for South Africa one that instils pride, promotes tourism and investment, and supports new enterprise and job creation.

Brand SA's job is to see that South Africa's story is told compellingly, consistently and, above all, authentically.

Together with its partners in the public and private sector, Brand SA is dedicated to growing support, both locally and internationally, for South Africa's young democracy and for the continent of which South Africa is a part.

Brand SA's partners include the Government Communication and Information System, South African Tourism, and the departments of Trade and Industry, Tourism, Home Affairs, and International Relations and Cooperation.

To find out more, visit Brand South Africa.

This is!

What is SAinfo? is the online gateway to South Africa. It is published by Brand South Africa.

The purpose of the gateway is to:

Provide an overview of the country's myriad attractions and opportunities, particularly for investors, tourists, foreign diplomats and researchers.

Provide a consumer-friendly guide to sources of public information across the national spectrum from work permits to investor guidelines, golf courses to taxation, the education system to whale watching.

Promote South Africa in all its aspects: form positive first impressions about the country, challenge ingrained misconceptions, and counterbalance prevailing "bad news".

For more information:


Helping the media cover the South African story.