Welcome to Into SA

25 Years of 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 it will lead to Success! 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. More than 400 successful Business Establishments with a total investment of just over 500 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 & Set-up
  • Immigration Advice and Visa Applications
  • BEE and Economic Empowerment Compliance
  • Tax registrations, Licenses and Renewals
  • Cross-Border Payments through Central Banks
  • Imports 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 lost potential due to COVID-19 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 rebuild 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 to assist 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 to access any market in Sub-Saharan Africa by facilitating and assisting with the establishing of Branches, Subsidiaries and Brands for any international company or entrepreneur. Via its renown platform “eAFRICA” Into SA clients are given the opportunities to take part in Public Tenders, Public-Private Partnerships and any form of Cross-Border Cooperation or Joint Venture, transparent and corruption-free. 

Into SA offers an extensive 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 Home Offices 

South Africa is currently under amended Alert Level 1, but the tendency to be increased to Level 2 remains albeit low new daily infection figures. Nevertheless, and in worried anticipation of a possible third wave,  Into SA South Africa continues to operate via its Home Offices. The Department of Home Affairs, VfS and CIPC are mostly operational but major delays due to extreme backlogs persist. Please follow regular Updates! Into SA Zimbabwe and Into SA Tanzania are closed for the public but continue consulting by appointment only.

The Southern African Offices of Into SA will be closed on the following, upcoming National Public Holidays: 

 South AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe
22 Feb--National Youth Day
22 MarHuman Rights Day--
2 AprGood FridayGood FridayGood Friday
3 Apr-Holy Saturday
4 AprEaster SundayEaster SundayEaster Sunday
5 AprFamily Day (Easter)Easter MondayEaster Monday
7 Apr-Karume Day-
27 AprFreedom Day--
South Africa Tanzania Zimbabwe
09 Dec - Independence Day -
16 Dec Day of Reconciliation - -
22 Dec - - National Unity Day
25 Dec Christmas Day Christmas Day Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day Boxing Day Boxing Day
* Starts/ends in the evening
Interviews and Podcasts on Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa
eTube

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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eTube

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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eTube

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!

Brilliant Articles in Into SA eBRIEF

Thank you for your brilliant articles during the year.
Compliments to the season and best wishes!

Gerhard P. (South Africa)

Compliments to Immigration Department

Dear Raph,

I just wanna say thank you and compliment your staff Gabriela and Kabelo for the huge help to fix my work permit.

Best wishes for the festive season to you and all your staff.

Vito C. (Italy)

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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