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 Offices Reopen

With the implementation of Stage 1 Lockdown under the Disaster Management Act, Into SA has resumed full operations. The Department of Home Affairs, VfS and CIPC are also in the process of resuming operations but major delays due to backlogs are expected.

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

 South AfricaTanzaniaZimbabwe
14 Oct-Nyerere Day-
28/29 Oct-Prophet's Birthday-
9 Dec-Independence Day-
16 DecReconciliation Day--
22 Dec--Independence Day
25 DecChristmas DayChristmas DayChristmas Day
26 DecBoxing DayBoxing DayBoxing Day
South Africa Tanzania Zimbabwe
14 Oct - Nyerere Day -
28-29 Oct* - Prophet's Birthday -
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!

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)

eBRIEF is very informative

I received the eBrief and I liked it. The general set up and presentation is great. All the articles are good and very informative.

Gratian M. (Tanzania)

Happy with Professional Team

Dear Ralph, I am really happy with your professional team, Francisca has been kindly talking with me on the phone and I have understood better how was the process going.

Paula M. (Spain)
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