Jacobs said that the island boasts excellent private schools, reputable banking systems, regulatory certainty, technology-driven government systems, as well as an efficient and linear tax system. “The effective tax rate of 15% for individuals are well below those applicable to South Africa and other countries. A significant difference is that Mauritian residents are only taxed to the extent of the money that they bring into the country. “These financial incentives, combined with the close proximity to South Africa, will likely see more people moving to Mauritius in the future." first published by businesstech.co.za Business 

More South Africans are looking to move to Mauritius

  Staff Report The Mauritian government has made changes to investment thresholds, the extension of work, residence, retirement permits, and attractive property acquisition options. This has led to renewed interest in the country from South Africans who are looking at Mauritius as a permanent destination, says Marisa Jacobs, director at advisory service, Xpatweb. “Skilled professionals and business owners with families in South Africa are taking note of finance minister Renganaden Padayachy’s changes and adjustments for foreigners. “It is now easier to buy property, work, as well as retire on the…

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With more than 1,800 staff, Stanbic employs more people than any other bank in Uganda. Management has had to think of ways to keep costs lower while the maintaining full coverage of the country. Such strategy has come at the cost of reducing employment and having to relocate some of their branches to rather cheap locations. Business News 

Standard Bank eyes expansion into francophone West Africa

    South Africa’s Standard bank is set to expand its operations into francophone West Africa.The bank is riding on a chinese investment drive into Ivory Coast to establish a foothold in the region.Chinese authorities and companies have committed over $7.5 billion over the next few years to invest in infrastructure in the Ivory Coast. “By virtue of our relationship with the ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) we think we’re in a position to provide advice, structuring and the capability to deploy the resources necessary to get involved…

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Africa soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental FreeTrade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to a 52 percent ($35 billion) increase in intra-African trade within the next 5 years, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The UNECA’s Stephen Karingi, who heads their Regional Integration and Trade Division,…

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