President Jacob Zuma says the launch of the Invest SA One Stop Shop in the Western Cape will make doing business easier and in the process, attract more investment to the country.

The President said the launch of the centre, where investors could access a variety of services from government departments and agencies such as the South African Revenue Service under one roof, was an indication of how all three spheres of government could collaborate to cut red tape.

President Zuma officially launched the One Stop Shop at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on Friday, 8 September.

"We need to work together as government, business and organised labour to ensure that we sustain this positive trajectory.

"The economy must come first for all of us K We are establishing the One Stop Shops to make it easier for investors to do business in South Africa," he said. 

The launch of the Invest SA Western Cape comes after the launch of the national centre, which is located in Pretoria.

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Bulelani Magwanishe, said since the launch of the national Invest SA centre in the first quarter of this year, 101 walk-ins had been recorded at the centre and 277 investor consultations were done. Four investor blockages were identified and escalated to the relevant departments and they were later resolved. Source: V SAnews.gov.za