Company structures

Choice of company structures

Investors can employ a variety of legal business structures in South Africa, depending on the nature of the operation and the related tax and legal considerations. The most commonly adopted forms of doing business by foreign investors are private companies and branches.

Trade unions in South Africa

South Africa's trade union movement, the largest and most disciplined on the continent, has played an influential role in determining labour market and industrial relations policies in the country.
SA labour law compares well globally: report

SA labour law compares well globally: report

South Africa's labour law - often criticised for being unduly rigid and restrictive - is in fact on par with many developed countries, according to a new report comparing labour legislation governing redundancies and restructuring in 23 countries around the world.

Immigrating to South Africa

Considering immigrating to and settling in South Africa? Find out about immigration categories, requirements and application procedures, and get the answers to some frequently asked questions.
Bill provides 'robust protection' for investors

Bill provides ‘robust protection’ for investors

South Africa's new draft law on investment provides "significant and robust" protection for foreign investors, setting out a modern, open and transparent investment environment and extending it to investors from all countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Employment Equity FAQ

Employers: wondering whether the Employment Equity Act applies to you? Confused about how to implement employment equity in your company? Concerned about how to classify your employees in racial terms? Read on.

South African competition law

While South Africa's economy is predominantly free market-based, competition is controlled. Along the lines of the EU, US and Canadian models, legislation is enforced by competition authorities who act against anti-competitive conduct, restrictive practices and abuses by big firms.

South African tax for investors

South Africa has a well-developed and regulated taxation regime based on international best practice. Here are the tax basics for foreigners investing or working in the country.

Import, distribution and sales in South Africa

South Africa offers foreign suppliers a variety of methods to distribute and sell their products, including using an agent or distributor, selling through established wholesalers or dealers, selling directly to department stores or other retailers, or establishing a branch or subsidiary with its own sales force.

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