German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the country for a two-day state visit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Merkel on Thursday chaired the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission and are spoke to some of the 600 German companies operating in the country.
Clement Manyathela chats to Institute of Race Relations (IRR) chief economist Ian Cruickshank to weigh in on the state visit.
I think the visit is all about Germany making sure that it takes over some of what the UK may be losing from moving away from the European Union. I think Angela Merkel will say: 'Hey we can help you with investment and we can help you grow your industrial manufacturing area.'— Ian Cruickshank, Chief economist - Istitute of Race Relations
He says this visit shows that Germany wants to deal with South Africa directly and boost investment.
Listen below to the full interview: