1.3 Overview

Doing Business first indicator is Starting a Business. This indicator deals with the number of procedures, time taken and associated costs for starting and operating a business. South Africa has taken this indicator quite seriously over the past few years and has implemented many reforms to make it easy to register a business in South Africa. South Africa took a coordinated effort with CIPC taking the lead as the business registry to interface with other Government agencies such as Home Affairs, Department of Labour – Unemployment Insurance Fund and Compensation Fund, and the South African Revenue Service.