Promoting South Africa as an investment gateway : the influence of tax legislation

The South African government announced in 2008 that it intends to promote South Africa as a suitable company headquarter jurisdiction for investment in Africa in general and the sub-Sahara region in particular. The 2010 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill introduced a number of tax changes to lure headquarter companies to South Africa. The new South African headquarter company regime attempts to attract foreign direct investment through these changes. The government plans to make South Africa a gateway for African investments. In order to achieve this goal the regulatory, economic and legal frameworks need to be suitable for international investment.

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