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SA Startup Policy Library

Find relevant links to policies, regulations and information for start-up entrepreneurs in one place.

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Introduction

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Browse the policy library to find relevant and up to date startup information.

The SA Startup Policy Library houses relevant links to policies, regulations and related information needed by startup entrepreneurs, and the startup ecosystem as a whole. Use the site to take a guided tour of the policies and regulations you will encounter on your journey of creating a new high-growth and high-impact startup. Or, simply search for relevant information using the section on selected topics relevant to startups in general.


The library is constantly curated using your feedback and inputs so please let us know if the information is relevant and if you have any suggestions on improving the content.

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Browse by category

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Innovations & Inventions

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Summary

An IP Primer for Start-ups in South Africa
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Advisor/Service Provider

14 May 2022

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SA Government & Public Sector

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Summary

How to obtain B-BBEE certification
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CIPC

12 May 2022

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Fintech

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Regulation

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Legislation
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FIC (Financial Intelligence Centre)

09 May 2022

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Steps to starting a new business

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Outline your business case

Determine the intended business case for which the formation and registration routes are most relevant and suited to the objective of the business.

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02

Sole trader or partnership

Determine if the business will be undertaken alone, or with others.

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Name your
business

Determine the intended business case for which the formation and registration routes are most relevant and suited to the objective of the business.

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How to
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This section helps startups navigate common startup activities, by providing users with a list of relevant sources to current information, policies and compliance requirements for innovative, high-growth and high-impact startups in South Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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Business registration

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Tax Registration

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Domain Registration

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Start new business

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Foreign-owned 

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Fintech

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Public Benefit 

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Innovations & Inventions

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The Startup Knowledge Base

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To help accelerate entrepreneurship activity in South Africa, we have identified areas where innovative, high-growth and high-impact startups operate. The Startup Knowledge Base provides in-depth information, regulations and attributes as a starting point for entrepreneurs looking to start high-growth businesses in South Africa.

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Library Sources

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