Participating at the Manufacturing Indaba is an ideal way to position your company as a market leader at this premier event. By sponsoring, you will showcase your brand optimally and generate great brand awareness. Manufacturing Indaba provides a major networking platform for decision makers and professionals within the Manufacturing sector.

For further information on sponsorship options, please contact Liz Hart on +27 11 463 9184, +27 71 844 2569, or click here to e-mail


  • Meet qualified buyers in a highly targeted environment
  • Generate valuable sales leads
  • Strengthen relationships with existing and loyal customers
  • Test or launch new products
  • Meet important retailers, service providers and vendors
  • Keep up-to-date with your competitors’ developments
  • Showcase your full range of products

2018 Sponsors



Cape Town has a sophisticated, diverse and dynamic economy, and is a regional hub for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Globally, the city ranks among the world’s top destinations to visit and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, play and invest.

We are national leaders in business and have a thriving knowledge economy; our skills market is growing and the city offers numerous opportunities for work and investment.

We are also a proudly inclusive city, welcoming all who can join us in our vision to create a safe, sustainable, vibrant urban environment for generations to come.

Cape Town is the digitech hub of Africa and a leading location for technology start-ups and venture capital deals.

The City is also a technology leader in the domains of mobile software, revenue management and payment processes. The value of FDI over the last 10 years in the Software & IT services is ZAR4 704 million (7.1% of total FDI into Cape Town over that period).

Of the 742 emerging tech or tech-enabled companies surveyed in 2015 PwC study, 56% were headquartered in the Western Cape, of which the majority are based in Cape Town. Similarly, the 2015 Ventureburn Survey (2015) found that 59% of start-ups are based in the Western Cape. The concentration of these companies in Cape Town is reflected in the fact that the Western Cape hosted 75% of venture capital deals in 2015, a 40% increase from 2012 (SAVCA, 2015).

The ongoing advancement of Information Technology infrastructure and innovative software developments, has allowed the e-commerce industry to grow at a rapid pace within the city.

Currently Cape Town based companies account for the 10 most visited e-commerce websites in the country (Effective Measure, 2014). In an industry that is strongly reliant on supply side factors like the availability of ICT skills, and the prevalence of entrepreneurship, Cape Town has been able to carve out a competitive niche despite having physical access to a much smaller market than the metros in Gauteng.

So successful has Cape Town been in carving out this niche, that it is now widely considered to be a tech and e-commerce hub within Africa.



Cova Advisory & Associates was established by Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa. The Cova team offers an holistic advisory service and has over 50 years experience in various government programmes including grant and tax incentives,  supplier development and black economic empowerment,  DFI finance, carbon tax, customs and international trade.  We have a team of chartered accountants, lawyers and engineers. Cova is a SANAS accredited energy measurement and verification Inspection Body (EEMV0007).