Have a look at our Doing business in South Africa publication for an overview of the legal issues relevant to foreign investors wishing to establish or acquire a business in South Africa.
South Africa has highly sophisticated financial, mining, commercial, and industrial sectors which compete with the best throughout the world and attract considerable interest of overseas investors. These sectors operate against a background of political and economic stability that encourages investment. South Africa has developed equitable labour and employment laws. South Africa has also become the favoured staging post for investment in Africa and provides opportunities for trading with Sub-Saharan Africa second to none.
Southern Africa as a whole, rich in minerals and natural and human resources, is a strong economic force to the benefit of everyone involved in this region, including overseas investors.