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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.
The Ferrero Groups hazelnut operations in South Africas KwaZulu-Natal province are promising to create jobs and boost local exports, making the country a strong contender in the hazelnut market.
Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers' R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.
Australian company Sunbird Energy is pushing ahead with the development of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa's west coast, which could pave the way for a multi-billion rand investment that would significantly boost the country's gas-to-electricity generation capacity.
As part of its commitment to develop infrastructure and support economic growth in Africa, the Airports Company South Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding to provide advisory and technical consultancy services to its counterpart in Ghana.
Camac Energy, a US-based oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in Africa, on Monday became the first new company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2014.
Industrial gas company Afrox has broken ground on the site of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape. The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors.
The first dish support structure for the Meerkat radio telescope, manufactured by South African company Tricom Structures, is ready to be transported to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in Carnavon in the Northern Cape.
Australian-listed company Sunbird Energy is fast-tracking the development of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa's west coast, which could pave the way for a multi-billion rand investment that would significantly boost the country's gas-to-electricity generation capacity.
French company Alcatel-Lucent is set to upgrade the 10 000km EASSy submarine cable system with the latest 100 gigabit-per-second technology, boosting ultra-broadband capacity in eastern and southern Africa and strengthening its connectivity with Europe, the Middle East and Asia.