In recent years South Africa has become a popular place for opening and running businesses. South Africa has a thriving small business sector that contributes substantially to the GDP of the country, and starting a business in South Africa is a straightforward process that has been ranked highly in the global Ease of Doing Business Index.
Non-residents must apply for a business permit (self-employed permit) at the Department of Home Affairs. DHA offices are located around the country; the nearest centre can be found on their website. An application is likely to be successful if the applicant meets the following criteria:
A business permit is generally valid for 24 months, after which time it must be renewed. After five years of continued residence it is possible to apply for a permanent residence permit.
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