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 

Although South Africa moved to amended Alert Level 3 as the peak of the third wave is assumed to have been reached, Into SA South Africa continues to operate via its Home Offices. The Department of Home Affairs, VfS and CIPC are still only partly operational and major delays 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
16 JunYouth Day--
7 Jul-Saba Saba Day-
8 Aug-Nane Nane Day-
9 AugWomen's Day-Heroes' Day
10 Aug--Defence Forces' Day
24 SepHeritage 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

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

Watch Video →

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

Watch Video →

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

Watch Video →
Visionary Clients

What Our Clients Say!

Ongoing Happiness with Into SA Assistance

Since my first info meeting with Into SA (Oct 2012) I have had a pleasant feeling I am talking with people they „know how“. Original task was work visa solution(s) and currently we have a daughter company in SA and running business (still).
I am happy I have met Ralph Ertner and his Into SA staff. Thank you.

Richard F. (Czech Republic)

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)

Helpful and Professional

Hi Gabriela/John,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for all your help with my visa and PR applications. You were so helpful and professional in answering all my questions, guiding me in all the documents I needed and made it so easy for me – I cannot thank you enough!!

I guess now we just wait the 12-18 months for the PR application to get approved – if I do end up needing to get a new passport (and have to transfer my current visa to it), I’ll let you know (and would love your help in doing that).

All the best with future clients, and again, thank you so much!!!

Klara M. (Slovakia)
Scroll to Top