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InvestSA EC One Stop Shop

Welcome to the One Stop Shop, Eastern Cape

The InvestSA One Stop Shop initiative is geared towards providing investors with services to reduce government red tape when establishing a business. It is part of the government’s drive to become investor-friendly by improving the business environment, lowering the cost of doing business, and making the process easier.

ECDC is mandated to operate the One Stop Shop in the Eastern Cape, which streamlines the investment value chain for medium to large companies looking to invest in South Africa, making it easier and faster to invest in the province. The centre hosts relevant government departments and state-owned entities to help investors and exporters negotiate the regulations and administration to obtain various approvals, licences, authorisations, registrations and/or permits.

Making business a pleasure in South Africa

For ease and convenience of doing business, the One Stop Shop is a centralised contact point that houses under one roof government entities such as the South African Revenue Service, the Department of Home Affairs, the Department of Environmental Affairs, Eskom and the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission. This saves investors from having to deal with a multitude of government departments in different locations.

The One Stop Shop is committed to providing integrated investment promotion services to help investors throughout the investment value chain, and to make the process as seamless as possible. These key services include:

1. Intellectual Property 

Includes intellectual property protection, applications for national and local incentives, applications for work visas.

2. Regulatory Requirements

Temporary and permanent residence, registration for tax purposes, and any other regulatory requirements (licences, authorisations, registrations, etc.) to do business in South Africa and the Eastern Cape.

3. Information Services

Information and network opportunities on trade and investment in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and Africa.

4. Lead Tracking

A lead tracking system to ensure that prospective investors receive quality services until their respective projects reach the point of commercialisation.

5. Entry Point

An entry point for investors in need of regulatory compliance.

6. Pre-approval information

The provision of pre-approval information to investors (i.e. market data, costs, incentives, project approval, visits, local partners, etc.).

7. Facilitation Services

The provision of facilitation services to investors (i.e. permits, approvals, import equipment and raw materials, work permits, etc.).

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