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Foreign business owners urged to get their documents in order

This comes after the recent attacks and killings of foreign shop owners trading in the busy streets of this Johannesburg suburb. Four people were killed and another 153 were arrested. While 11 foreign nationals and shop owners were arrested on a variety of charges.

Foreign Business Owners Urged To Get Their Documents In Order

Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete said, "We will investigate allegations that some of the foreigners have entered South Africa illegally."

ANC secretary-general Gwede Manthashe urged the community to re-instate street communities when, earlier this month he spoke to the press in Doornkop, Soweto.

Manthashe claimed that weak immigration laws could give rise to terror organisations such as Boko Haram and Islamic State entering and operating in the Republic.

Business Permits

We strongly advice all foreign nationals wanting to trade and conduct business in South Africa to do so legally by obtaining a South African Business Visa. Our trained consultants will give you all the advice you need to ensure the best possible outcome for your application.

According to the South African Department of Home Affairs, “Foreigners who are contemplating investing in the South African economy by establishing a business or by investing in an existing business in the country must apply for a business permit.”

But, if you are unsure of how to meet these requirements or think you may not qualify for this visa based on these requirements, talk to us first. Years of experience have given our team a wealth of knowledge on what options are available for each individual set of circumstances.

For instance we know that the capital requirements above may be reduced or waived in respect of the following types of industries/businesses:

• Information and Communication Technology
• Clothing and textile manufacturing
• Chemicals and bio-technology
• Agro-processing
• Metals and minerals refinement
• Automotive manufacturing
• Tourism
• Crafts

Contact us today, and let us find a solution together.


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