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Convenience and peace of mind to set up business’s in South Africa
The starting point in doing business in South Africa is usually a decision on the type of entity that is best suited to the needs of the owners and other factors, such as:
In South Africa, a Privately Company entity, is one of the most popular form of business vehicle, though some may consider setting up a Personal Liability Company (PLC).
We provide a comprehensive range of end-to-end services related to business formation, from the gathering of information to the eventual successful registration of the business. Depending on your needs, we are able to assist you on the following:
Our work does not end with business setup. All registered business entities are required to comply with various legislations. We assist you in navigating through the jungle of rules and regulations in South Africa through our services as “Corporate Secretarial Agents”.
Types of Business
One of the first steps of setting up a business in South Africa is deciding on the type of business entity. The following table provides a comparison over the four main forms of business entities:
All registered business entities are required to comply with various legislations in South Africa, and these could range from the mundane, such as the keeping of company registers, to the complex, such as the preparation of listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
As your appointed “Corporate Secretarial Agents”, businesses need not worry about the how, when and what they should comply with. The entrepreneur should focus on strategic and management issues, while professionals like us will address business law compliance, such as providing relevant advice or services pertaining to:
For businesses intending to venture abroad, we are able to connect you to our foreign associates for overseas incorporations.
Tax planning is an area that should be looked into during the course of business planning and setup. There may be avenues for tax minimisation. This is especially true for owner-operated businesses in which the owner or shareholder is also the person managing and running the business. How then should one plan for and minimise tax exposure?
There are also existing economic and tax incentives in South Africa to encourage the development of earmarked industries. Would these be applicable to your business?
What about the Goods and Services Tax – are you required to register as a GST trader, or should you register voluntarily?
Yes, taxation is a very complex matter, and it is advisable that various tax issues be considered at the incorporation stage. Our business associates will be able to provide tax planning advice if required and we work in concert to recommend tax-efficient structures for your business.
A business plan is an essential component of starting or expanding a business that is very often overlooked, or even ignored. Engaging us to help prepare your business plan could mean you have a better chance of reaching your commercial objectives - whether you intend to raise capital or need a more explicit road map to success than you have currently.
Legal advisory (corporate commercial)
We have a wealth of experience in a wide range of international corporate and commercial arrangements including:
We have led or been key advisors on a number of large cross-border deals for listed and private companies and investors. We also act for finance providers advising on listings and restructurings, equity and debt fundraisings.
We assist clients in studying the viability and reliability of potential investments, acquisition or joint venture projects. We identify issues during the due diligence that clients need to consider before investments.
Our key service scope includes the following:
We offer valuation ranging from valuation of identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities to the identification and valuation of intangible assets
We offer assistance in the following areas:
Outsourcing of non-core business activities is increasingly gaining popularity in South Africa. Businesses now recognise the importance of focusing on core competencies, while tapping on our professional expertise.
Two of the more common areas for outsourcing are:
Accounting & Finance Outsourcing Services
Payroll & HR Administration Outsourcing Services
We have experience specialising in formation and compliance services for companies.
Our wide experience extends to acting as company secretaries to several private and public companies, to help them meet reporting and disclosure requirements promptly.
Our suite of services include: