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South Africa (or the RSA) is a country in the southernmost part of the African continent. The key sectors of the South African economy include: agriculture, mining, winemaking & tourism. 

Thanks to the stability of the South African economy, this jurisdiction attracts foreign investors from all over the world. If you’re looking to enter the African market, registering a company in South Africa would be the best choice for you.

Individuals seeking to register a company in South Africa can do it in one of the following organizational & legal forms:

  • private company;
  • public company.

Registering a South African company requires compliance with the following criteria:

  • having a director (no less than 2);
  • having shareholders (no less than 1);
  • having the minimum share capital of six thousand two hundred euros;
  • registering a unique company name;
  • renting or buying office space;
  • preparing a standard set of documents (notarized & translated into the required language).

Normally, establishing a company in South Africa takes up to 5 weeks.

The corporate tax in South Africa is 28%.


Those seeking to open a company in South Africa are required to maintain & submit financial statements on an annual basis.They must also conduct an audit every year. Considering registering a company in South Africa? Need advice on company registration in South Africa? Why not contact IQ Decision UK?