Welcome to Into SA

Three Decades of Legal Advice in Sub-Saharan Africa

Doing Business in South, Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa has its challenges, but with the right Partner and the right Knowledge, red tape will be cut and individual goals become achievable! INTO SA is YOUR multi-disciplinary Advisory Partner, who provides any business with the Experience, Transparency and Integrity to succeed in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1995. Over 500 successful Business Establishments with a total investment exceeding 750 million US Dollars give testimony to the fact that providing New Ventures with Old Knowledge will inevitably lead to Success.

Into SA assists across Sub-Saharan Africa with:

  • Branch, Subsidiary and Company Incorporation
  • Offshore Companies – Advice & Incorporation
  • Immigration Advice and Visa Applications
  • BEE and Economic Empowerment Compliance
  • Tax registrations, Licenses and Renewals
  • Cross-Border Payments through Central Banks
  • Imports, Exports and Distribution

Into SA South Africa and its subsidiaries are recognised as Level 1 BEE Contributors and together with its network of reliable local partners provides all clients with a dedicated multi-lingual team of legal, fiscal and economic experts to restore potential lost during the Pandemic and to unlock new potential in this formerly thriving economy. 

Into SA Zimbabwe and its subsidiaries have weathered and endured the political, economic and fiscal challenges leading up to the Second Republic and are advising foreign businesses on the right path to rebuilding the former “Switzerland” of Africa as front-runners in re-engaging the remainders of the local economy. 

Into SA Tanzania remains the driver to facilitate cooperation and joint ventures for international companies and assists with Public Tenders and Government Contracts by overcoming the often detrimental idiosyncrasies of this nation and its leadership.

Beyond that, Into SA offers a unique gateway for foreigners and foreign companies to access any market in Sub-Saharan Africa by facilitating and assisting with the establishment of Branches, Subsidiaries and Brands for any international company or entrepreneur. They are a founding member of The Expat Relocation Alliance (TERA) which offers unique solutions for immigrants in the fields of Foreign Exchange, Health Insurance and high-yield Investments.

Into SA maintains a constantly growing Information Library, which offers the free download of individual Laws and Regulations (eLAW), various Information Leaflets on local legal, fiscal or economic issues (eINFO) and selected bilateral treaties (eTREATY) for each country in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

For more information about all services, please browse this WebPage or download the Company Brochure of Into SA (ePROFILE).

Into SA Offices

All Into Office are fully functional although distributed between Home Offices. Head Offices in Montana (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Harare (Zimbabwe) continue to operate by appointment only while the Cape Town office is again accessible during business hours.

The offices will be closed due to respective PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

 South AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe
16 JuneYouth Day--
7 July-Saba Saba Day-
8 August-Nene Nene DayHeroes' Day
9 AugustWomen's Day-Defence Forces Day
24 SeptemberHeritage Day--
14 October-Nyerere Day-
* Starts/ends in the evening
South Africa Tanzania Zimbabwe
21 Mar Human Rights Day - -
7 April - Karume Day -
15 Apr Good Friday Good Friday -
17 Apr Easter Sunday Easter Sunday Easter Sunday
18 Apr Family Day Easter Monday Independence Day
Interviews and Podcasts on Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Business Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Türk TV Business Channel, Istanbul (Turkey) with an Interview of Ralph M Ertner on Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa:
• Introductions
• Legal Frameworks
• Political Stability
• Risks & Opportunities

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The Basics of Black Economic Empowerment

The African Business Hour with an interview on the Basics of BEE covering the variety of Scorecards and how BEE Ratings are done:
• History of BEE
• Broad-based Economic Empowerment
• EME, QSE and GENERIC Scorecards
• BEE Advice vs. BEE Verification
• BEE Levels and Scorecard Thresholds

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Work Visas – Between Secondment and Critical Skills

The African Business Hour with an interview on the different types of Work Visas available in South Africa:
• General Work Visa
• Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa
• Critical Skills Work Visa
• S11(2) Tourist Visa with Work Permission

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Visionary Clients

What Our Clients Say!

Deepest Gratitude for Collaboration


As I held the responsibilities as Economic and Commercial Counsellor (for Mozambique) and received invaluable collaboration and support from you.

Having fulfilled the mission since 2007 it is time to give my contribution to my country from Maputo, but at the moment of departure I want to express my deepest gratitude for the collaboration and support that you provided me and I will always be available for any collaboration and support that you may need from me.

All the best to you all!!!!

Trade Counselor Dr. Nicolau S. (Mozambique)

Best Service from any Company in many Years

Dear Ralph and Gabriela

I would like to commend you and your company IntoSA for, probably the best service I have received from any company or organization in many years! From the time we met Gabriela and John we were blown away by the level of professionalism and enthusiasm to help us. Thank you for that, it was very refreshing.

Pere B. (Spain)

BEE Certificate received for our Company

Congratulations to you and your team for achieving a goal. It was difficult but you got it!

It’s been a long process and for us, it has been especially difficult because of the lack of knowledge on the subject and the need to modify social capital, that is a very sensitive issue that has forced us to review it in more detail. The obstacles of language and culture of the country have not helped either.

Thanks a lot for the support and patience showed in all the process.

The best wishes to you and your team. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Aitor L. (Spain)
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