Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's handbook on Doing Business in South Africa is designed for foreign companies considering investing in the Republic of South Africa. It provides guidelines on some of the key legal aspects of operating a business in this rapidly developing emerging market.
The content covers recent regulatory developments affecting businesses as well as providing overviews of what it takes to do business today in South Africa. The comprehensive nature of the information makes the guide useful for established local and foreign businesses as well as prospective new entities.
The extensive publication includes chapters on the South African banking system, business investment vehicles, and competition and environmental laws. It also offers practical advice for businesses on protecting intellectual property rights, understanding local employment and environmental laws, tax and exchange control, e-commerce, land rights and registration and requirements for securing an investment, among a number of other issues.