Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal is positioned assist investors with all the necessary checking and registration processes through CIPRO and other regulatory bodies, such as the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
The province enjoys a plentiful supply of both skilled and trainable labour, as well as proven entrepreneurial abilities. The region's dedicated workforce records minimal loss of working days as a consequence of strikes (the lowest of all the provinces). Labour costs are generally low, whilst productivity levels are regarded as being 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.
The province has in place significant capacity in its strong network of educational and training institutions to develop skills further. Direct access is provided to a broad technical base and numerous support institutions, inclusive of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), 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. A well-established fiscal environment exists, with a stable, market-orientated business culture. Comprehensive banking, insurance, legal and other professional services are also available.
In essence, KwaZulu-Natal is the ideal destination in which to start a business.