Company Set-up


The basis to engage in business across Sub-Saharan Africa are the various company laws and the companies incorporated respectively. As each region in Africa has different legal roots and over time created its own catalogue of entities, which may engage in business with their own legal persona it is paramount to be aware of the national idiosyncrasies as well as the scopes of rights and obligations of the company’s representatives and owners.

Our Online Law Library gives a very good overview over the legislation, but matching the individual requirements of our clients often requires thinking out of the box and various amendments to existing standard structures and procedures.

The various legal experts of Into SA across Sub Saharan Africa are experienced and well versed in customising solutions for the opening of subsidiaries, branches or new ventures across the continent and can be contacted by the local country desks or the Group’s Head Office (link to Office in Montana) in South Africa.

The unity and congruence of the decisions made and integrated into each company’s own legal and fiscal framework will ultimately determine the safety and the success of any business in Sub-Saharan Africa!


Into SA South Africa offers the entire scope of corporate law services for and around all non-governmental company types available locally:

Public Company (Limited)
Private Company (Proprietary, Pty)
Non-Profit Company (NPC)

as well as associations, which are incorporated (Inc), and Trusts in all major formats and for all purposes: 

  • Business Trust
  • Family Trust
  • Testamentary Trust
  • Any inter-vivos Trust

The following pages highlight some of the Corporate Law Services our local teams are able to assist with: 

  • Company Incorporations
  • Company Amendments at CIPC
  • Shareholding
  • Directorships
  • Resolutions

Those services are being complemented with advice and facilitation in other, corporate areas:

  • Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)
  • Licenses, Approvals and Permits
  • Tax Registrations
  • Banking & FOREX
  • PAIA Manuals
  • POPPI Act
  • Any other statutory compliance or register

Into SA believes in a holistic approach and will advise its clients, where changes or omissions on one side of the business scope might affect other aspects of the business in any adverse or detrimental way.

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