How to start a business in South Africa as a foreigner

how to start a business in south africaWhen you’re exploring how to start a business in South Africa, one of your first searches might be around how to register the business.

There’s a reason we say this. Our client managers get countless enquiries every day asking about business registrations in South Africa.

Here’s what you shouldn’t forget – the visa always come first! This is the only way to be involved in a business in South Africa as a foreigner – with a valid business visa in hand.

To help you understand the process, we’ll look at all the most important things you need to have in place to apply for a South African business visa:

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Breaking Down the South African Business Visa Process

south african business visaIn 2014, the South African immigration act underwent a lot of change. Some of these changes affected the South African business visa category.

One of the main changes was that the Department of Home Affairs decided to include the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the application process.

This change initially proved to be very disruptive to business visa applicants. The inclusion of the DTI added some months to the business visa application.

That said, the process is now much smoother and have given the entrepreneur the added bonus of having the DTI’s input into whether the business will be in South Africa’s best interest and therefore, by default, whether the DTI feels the business will be a success.

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The ins and outs of importing personal goods into South Africa

importing personal goods into South AfricaIt’s not as simple as it should be to find information on importing personal goods into South Africa.

Unsurprisingly many immigrants find this frustrating as moving furniture and other belongings is an integral part of any overseas move.

The good news is that we scoured the internet to find the vital pieces of information you need to successfully import your personal belongings to South Africa.

1. The rules and regulations

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What you should know about buying and renting property in South Africa

buying and renting property in south africaThere is a lot to know about buying and renting property in South Africa if you’re planning on moving here. Especially if you want to ensure that you enter into an agreement that’s fair and legal.

Agreed? Then continue reading.

Buying property in South Africa

What do you do when you want to get to the facts? You go to the experts of course. That’s exactly what we did when we asked Marco Garuti of SAHomeBuyers what he thinks foreigners should be aware of when buying property in South Africa.

Here’s what he had to say: Read more What you should know about buying and renting property in South Africa

Meet the Team: Nic Kennedy

Nic KennedyNic Kennedy joined the Intergate team five years ago. His passion is the private market, in other words assisting people, just like you, with immigrating to South Africa.

If you’d like to connect with Nic, you can use the contact details he gives at the end of this interview. But first, let’s get to know Nic better… Read more Meet the Team: Nic Kennedy