What we can do for you

  • We do all paperwork on forming the company in South Africa
  • Formation is completely remote
  • Can act as Secretary or Treasury
  • Provide nominee Directors/Shareholders
  • Assist with opening a bank account
  • Registration for Taxes, VAT & EORI
  • Develop a website for your business
  • Create a logo of your brand

How we can assist you further

  • Provide with full company administration services
  • Arrange a mailing address for your business
  • Arrange a virtual office for your company
  • Telephone answering service
  • Book keeping, audit & reporting
  • Preparing and submitting VAT return
  • Dealing with local authority
  • Trademark registration

South Africa Company Formation. South Africa Shortened Company (Pty) Ltd.

Main Characteristics and the basic rules of Company registration in South Africa

South Africa Company Formation Financial Advantages
Taxation: Small business corporation where tax 10%
Double Taxation Treaty Access: Yes Treaty Access with many countries
South Africa Tax Information Exchange Agreements: Yes, South Africa signs Exchange Agreements
Account Filing Requirements: No Annual Financial Statements and Tax Return in SA for offshore companies operating only from tax-agreement countries. (Annual Financial Statements and Tax Return must be submitted in SA only for offshore companies operating from non-tax-agreement countries (and/or from South Africa).
Annual Return Filing Requirements: Yes annual return/ reporting requirements
Audit Requirements: Yes audit required.
South Africa Company Formation Registration Requirements
Share Capital: ZAR 50,000 Minimum paid up share capital ZAR 1
Classes of Share Available for South Africa company formation: Registered shares, bearer shares, shares of no par value, preference shares, redeemable shares and shares with or without voting rights are permitted.
Bearer Shares: Not Allowed
Registered Office Required: Yes, required and must be maintained in South Africa
Shareholders: Minimum number is one
Directors: Minimum number is one. Can be any nationality and need not be resident in South Africa. Corporate directors are allowed.
Your Company language: English
Name of your Company must be ended: Pty/Ltd,“(Proprietary) Limited”; Limited
Documents required for South Africa company formation: A certified copy of your passport or ID and proof of your residential address dated less than 3 months. Only needed for foreigners: Original Certified Copy of Passport of each foreign director need to be posted in duplicate(x2). Letter Stating of non SA citizen with signature (sample can be provided on request) in duplicate(x2).
South Africa Company Formation Restrictions
For South Africa company formation you cannot use words in your company names without justification: “Bank”, “Trustee Company”, “Assurance”, “Building Society”, ”Trust Company”, “Royal” etc
Restrictions on Trading: No trade restrictions
Not permitted without a licence: Fund management, insurance, Banking, reinsurance, assurance, trust management, collective investment schemes, trusteeship business provision.
South Africa Company Formation Confidentiality and Security
Publicly Accessible Records: No public register of company officers (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary)
Nominee Shareholders and Nominee Directors: Yes, Allowed
Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities: No
Meetings of Directors and Shareholders to be held: Anywhere
Stability: Very good steady jurisdiction and highly regarded reputation.
About South Africa south africa company formation
Capital city: Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein
Region: A country on the southernmost tip of the African continent.
Political System: Parliamentary republic
Government: Constitutional Republic
Governing corporate legislation: Companies Act 2008
Type of Law: Common & Civil mixed
Currency: South African rand
Exchange Control: None.
Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents: English
Time Zone: GMT+2

Our team of consultants are on hand to find out about your specific requirements and take you through the process from start to finish.