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Establishing a Business

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal can assist you to follow the necessary checking and registration processes through CIPRO and other bodies such as South African Revenue Services. 

The province has a plentiful supply of both skilled and trainable labour, as well as proven entrepreneurial abilities, with the dedicated workforce recording minimal loss of working days due to strikes (the lowest of all the provinces). Labour costs are low and productivity superior, with high standards of local management. Wide-ranging legislation is aimed at promoting training and skills development in order to fast-track the improvement of world-class competence.

There is significant capacity in the strong network of educational and training institutions to develop skills further. Direct access is provided to a broad technical base and numerous support institutions (such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the South African Bureau of Standards, the Council for Mineral Technology, and appropriate departments at tertiary institutions).

Local government is financially well managed, with key organisations tasked with promoting economic development and achieving objectives.

A well-established fiscal environment exists, with a stable, market-orientated business culture.

Comprehensive banking, insurance, legal and other professional services are also available.