FDI 2004-2010: $5.8 billion
Africa's largest economy exports $5.5 billion a year in minerals to China, which is also South Africa's biggest trade partner. In September, China agreed to $2.5 billion in investments for South Africa's " geology and mineral resources ."
China's foreign investments in South Africa peaked at $4.8 billion in 2008 - the same year the world's biggest lender by market cap, ICBC bought a 20 percent stake in South Africa's Standard Bank for $5.5 billion. The move was an astute investment for ICBC as Standard Bank advised on about 30 percent of the $5 billion in mergers and acquisition activity between China and Africa in 2009.
South Africa also acts as a gateway for China's investments in Africa. China's government has funded and helped build infrastructure projects for cash strapped African governments in return for access to mines and minerals. China lent $4.5 billion in 2007 to infrastructure projects in Africa, according to the World Bank.
Pictured: Diamond mine in South Africa