Swaziland, a Land of Investment Opportunities

doing business in Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small landlocked country in Africa bordered by South Africa, a big market in the world and a world itself in the world! But law and order situation is South Africa has diverted many businesses to Swaziland and still, continuously many investors from South Africa and other parts of the world, are now shifting to Swaziland because of Swaziland growing economic conditions.

Swaziland has many attractions for investors. The small size and small population have made Swaziland more attractive for investment than other African countries as it’s easier to develop an infrastructure in a small country where the foreigner investors may also have continuous investor’s friendly Government policies under the same ruler.

A shareholder of a Swaziland company is more powerful than a shareholder of a company in Germany. Swaziland is very close to Germany in terms of Investor Protection Index

Swaziland Sub-Saharan Africa United States Germany
Index of Manager’s Responsibility** 5.0 4.0 9.0 5.0
Index of Shareholders’ Power*** 6.0 5.0 9.0 5.0
Index of Investor Protection**** 4.3 4.5 8.3 5.0

Source: Doing Business – 2014.

Note: *The Greater the Index, the More Transparent the Conditions of Transactions. **The Greater the Index, the More the Manager is Personally Responsible. *** The Greater the Index, the Easier it Will Be For Shareholders to Take Legal Action. **** The Greater the Index, the Higher the Level of Investor Protection.

Swaziland (79) is very close to Portugal (65) in “Paying tax” index according to World bank doing business report 2015. In this index EU member country “Czech Republic” stands at 122. Which proves the His Majesty King Mswati III government has very good standings in tax matters. And the Swaziland business community is one of well disciplined and responsible business communities in the world.

According to PassportIndex.org; Swaziland Passport is ranked 56, which is equal to “Colombia”.  According to the index, Swazis have visa-free access to 62 countries in the world.

Continuity of Investor’s Friendly policies

Swaziland is absolute monarchy where His Majesty King Mswati III is ruling the Kingdom since 1986. The consistency of Government policies, near to zero crime rate, best climate and investor friendly laws have made Swaziland the best investment destination in Africa.

Swaziland has a potential of almost every business. Swaziland always warmly welcomes foreign investment. Best road infrastructure, State of the art newly constructed HM King Mswati III International Airport had made it even more feasible for foreign investment.

Scope for Budget Airline business in Swaziland

The newly constructed HM King Mswati III International Airport has the ability to accommodate almost every type of aircraft handling. Swaziland has best Highway network link with South Africa and Mozambique. Swaziland itself is a very rich in culture and a tourist destination in Africa. It’s wildlife sanctuaries are famous all around the world. Most of the tourists who visit South Africa, never wish to miss a trip to Swaziland. Swaziland reed dance is famous all over the world.

A Budget Airline, to and from Swaziland for rest of Africa has a great potential which needs to be explored. It may save a huge cost in Cargo flights as well.

Become a Pioneer at HM King Mswati III airport Duty-Free Shops. Any airline group may take the advantage to become a pioneer of HM King Mswati III International Airport duty-free shops as the newly constructed airport duty-free shops are is ready to be taken! The timely effort of any business group may make history to be a pioneer of HM King Mswati III International Airport duty-free shop!

The proposed Airport City infrastructure development is expected to bring about economic, social and physical activities around the newly established HM King Mswati III International Airport to ensure it’s success and sustainability.

The establishment of Aerotropolis near Sikhuphe is a most desirable government project in the region.  It’s million dollar project and looking for foreign investors to take them onboard.

A new world is waiting for a glorious startup for foreigner investors. The land prices are expected to be increased in very near future. This is really right time for foreigner investors to invest in a right project.  Swaziland is the safest place for investment in many factors and continuity of investor-friendly policies are the witness of its success.

Swaziland has a great potential for warehouse facility for all Africa. Coca-Cola has its biggest plant in Swaziland not anywhere in other African countries! This is the biggest success story and serves as an invitation to other big groups to come and invest in Swaziland.

Limkokwing University of Malaysia is another big success story of foreign investment in Swaziland in the education sector. Education has very high potential of foreign investment in terms of “Campuses of Foreign University” in Swaziland.

Facilitation Center for Foreigner Investors

A special facilitation center “Invest in Swaziland” has been established in Malaysia through Special Envoy of HRH Princess Sikhanyiso for Investment Promotion, Kingdom of Swaziland, to assist Foreigner Investors who wish to explore investment opportunities in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Besides other sectors, Mining, Tourism, Education, Manufacturing, and Aviation are considered more profitable projects opened for Foreigner Investors.

Printed material regarding investment opportunities and information regarding company registration/business setup in Swaziland can be obtained FREE from the facilitation center which also serves as an office of “Special Envoy of HRH Princess Sikhanyiso for Investment Promotion, Kingdom of Swaziland“. The facilitation center “Invest in Swaziland” is located at: 22ACD/1, Menara-B, Persiaran MPAJ, Pandan Indah, 55100-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or can be reached through MyStartBiz Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

The Kingdom of Swaziland also has full diplomatic representation in Malaysia located at Menara Citibank, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Both, the HRH Special Envoy office and The High Commission of Kingdom of Swaziland, always welcome all inquiries regarding investment opportunities in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

Special Envoy SwazilandBy: Mr. Muhammad Qadeer, Special Envoy of HRH Princess Sikhanyiso for Investment Promotion, Kingdom of Swaziland

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