Whitehouse & Associates is a research and consulting company dedicated to the international trading environment. Founded in early 1998, the company has quickly established itself as a leader in the field, serving a wide range of African and international clients. The company’s special area of expertise is researching African markets and business opportunities. The company’s research team has over 40 years of research experience between them, with more than 20 years of these focused on international trade research. The research team has thus developed a good knowledge of African markets and international trade and has established an extensive network of contacts both in South Africa and in African markets.

Whitehouse & Associates has, through a constant process of review, refined its research methodologies to provide each client with practical and incisive information and analysis. Through this process the company has managed to not only add value to each client’s specific requirements, but to do so in a cost-effective manner.

Joint Ventures:

Whitehouse & Associates has joint ventures with MBendi Information Services which include:

  • the Guide to Importing into South Africa
  • the Guide to Exporting from South Africa
  • the African Tenders Space
  • and the African Resource Network website and African consulting service

Research Resources:

The company has three full-time researchers, Liz Whitehouse, Duncan Bonnett and Daniela Mattheys. Whitehouse & Associates also has access to a network of specialists both in South Africa and in African countries. Utilising these pooled resources, Whitehouse & Associates is in a position to assist with almost any aspect of your African business. To date we have assisted companies identify suppliers of lizard skins in Sudan, investigated the market for pipes and fittings in South Africa, researched World Bank procurement procedures for projects in Africa, investigated the status of ports across sub-Saharan Africa and provided in-depth analysis of trade trends and agreements affecting the trading environment in the SADC region. Increasingly, Whitehouse and Associates is providing research for an international client base interested in business and investment opportunities in South Africa in particular, and Sub-Saharan Africa in general.

Contact details:

Postal Address:46 Garden Road
South Africa

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