Cost of Doing Business in South Africa

2004
(The Government of South Africa)
Summary
This guide provides information on the costs of doing business in South Africa, including start-up costs such as company registration, human resource costs, utilities costs and transportation costs. The guide also contains details on living costs in SA, and business incentives.
  1. STARTING A BUSINESS

  • HUMAN RESOURCES
  • UTILITIES
  • TRANSPORTATION COSTS
  • LIVING IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • ANNEXURE A
    INCENTIVES

    ANNEXURE B
    PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

    ANNEXURE C
    USEFUL CONTACTS

    ANNEXURE D
    UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNIKONS IN SOUTH AFRICA


    1. STARTING A BUSINESS

      Registrar of companies
      Fees for the incorporation of a company

      All Companies Documents Purpose Fees
      CM5 (in duplicate) Application for reservation of name R 50.00(Stamped original)
      Power of Attorney Authorisation to act on behalf of promoters  
      CM22 (in duplicate) Notification of situation of registered and postal address  
      CM29 Return containing particulars of directors and officers  
      CM46 Application for certificate to commence business R 60.00
      CM47 (by each director) Statement by directors regarding adequacy of share capital  
      CM31 (in duplicate) Consent to act as auditor  

      Company Category

      1. Company with share capital CM1, CM2,2A,2B, 2C or 2D Memorandum of Association Per value shares: R 350.00 + R 5.00 per 1000 of authorised capital no per value shares: R 5.00 per 1000
      2. Company without share capital CM44B, 44C Articles of Association  
      3. Company limited by guarantee, or association incorporated under Section 21 CM3,4,4A, 4B Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum of Association  
      4. Company adopting Table A or B (see Companies Act) CM44    
      5. Company not adopting Table A or B (see Companies Act) CM44A, 44C Articles of Association  

      How to incorporate a company not for gain (Section 21)

      Document Purpose Fees
      CM5 (in duplicate) Application for reservation of name R 50.00 (Stamped Original)
      CM22 (in duplicate) Notice of registered office postal address R 50.00(Stamped Original)
      CM29 Consent of Registrar of Directors, Auditors and Officers  
      CM31 (in duplicate) Consent to act as Auditor  
      CM49 (in duplicate) Certificate of Registration R 350.00(Stamped Original)

      How to incorporate a close corporation

      Document Purpose Fees
      CK7 Reservation of name R 50.00
      CK1 (in duplicate) Founding statement R 100.00

      Service Fees
      1. Inspection of a company file
      • Personally by the applicant
      • On the written request of an applicant


      R 5.00
      R 10.00

      2. Copies of documents R 0.50 (per copy)
      3. Certificate of copies R 5.00
      4. Certificate R 20.00 (per certificate)
      Source: Department of Trade and Industry; Contact: Close Corporations;
      Tel: +27 (12) 310 8732 or +27 (12) 310 8818
      Companies: Tel: +27 (12) 310 8745 or +27 (12) 310 8815


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      Cost of Buildings & Industrial Land
      Market rental rates for office buildings
      (Gross lease, in rands per rentable square meter, excl. VAT, incl. costs covered by landlord)
      Area Grade A+ Grade A Mean Grade B Mean Grade C Mean
      Johannesburg CBD N/A R 36.89 R 28.72 R 18.87
      Pretoria CBD N/A R 33.75 R 22.50 R18.00
      Vereeniging N/A R 27.33 R 19.17 R 12.83
      Nelspruit N/A R 37.00 R 27.58 N/A
      Polokwane N/A R 39.67 R 34.33 R 21.50
      Bloemfontein N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Durban CBD R 48.94 R 44.08 R 32.43 R 31.75
      Empangeni N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Richards Bay N/A R 37.50 R 30.00 R 20.00
      Pietermaritzburg CBD N/A N/A R 22.00 R 15.00
      Ladysmith N/A N/A N/A N/A
      Port Elizabeth N/A N/A R 23.33 R 15.00
      East London N/A R 30.25 R 26.43 R 19.28
      Cape Town CBD R 57.86 R 51.25 R 37.50 R 27.14
      Source: Rode?s Report on the South African Property Market, 2002:2
      Contact: Rode and Associates CC; Tel: +27 (21) 946 2480; Fax: +27 (21) 946 1238

      Mean Prime Industrial Market Rentals
      Gross lease, in rands per square metre per month, excl. VAT.)

      Area 250m² 500m² 1,000m² 2,500m² 5,000m² Vacancy
      Central Witwatersrand R 16.28 R 15.50 R 14.00 R 12.81 R 12.11 R 1.90
      West Rand R 12.83 R 11.38 R 10.21 R 10.00 R 11.50 R 2.30
      East Rand R 14.50 R 13.52 R 13.00 R 11.88 R 10.65 R 2.50
      Pretoria R 16.25 R 15.30 R 17.00 R 14.50 R 10.00 R 2.90
      Polokwane R 10.71 R 8.69 R 5.65 R 4.38 R 5.00 R 3.60
      Nelspruit R 19.50 R 17.50 R 14.38 R 11.25 R 10.00 R 3.30
      Vereeniging R 10.57 R 7.44 R 6.44 R 6.00 R 5.50 R 3.20
      Durban R 17.21 R 15.11 R 13.95 R 13.00 R 13.11 R 2.60
      Pietermaritzburg R 11.25 R 10.00 R 8.90 R 8.00 R 7.25 R 2.40
      Cape Peninsula R 16.78 R 14.81 R 12.95 R 11.06 R 9.82 R 3.30
      Port Elizabeth R 13.15 R 11.72 R 10.62 R 9.89 R 8.74 R 3.60
      Bloemfontein R 13.33 R 9.14 R 6.00 R 6.00 N/A R 5.10
      Source: Rode?s Report on the South African Property Market, 2002:2
      Contact: Rode and Associates CC; Tel: +27 (21) 946 2480; Fax: +27 (21) 946 1238

      Mean Market Values for serviced and level industrial stands
      (In rands per square metre, excl. VAT)

      Area 1,000m² 2,000m² 5,000 m² 10,000 m² Vacancy
      Central Witwatersrand R 126.00 R 144.00 R 122.00 R 110.00 R 2.00
      West Rand R 128.00 R 99.00 R 102.00 R 90.00 R 2.80
      East Rand R 121.00 R 116.00 R 97.00 R 83.00 R 3.10
      Pretoria N/A R 130.00 N/A N/A R 6.00
      Polokwane R 53.00 R 46.00 R 32.00 R 22.00 R 4.90
      Nelspruit R 173.00 R 151.00 R 123.00 R 88.00 R 4.70
      Vereeniging R 63.00 R 54.00 R 37.00 R 33.00 R 2.40
      Durban R 238.00 R 235.00 R 205.00 R 183.00 R 2.40
      Cape Peninsula R 212.00 R 190.00 R 166.00 R 151.00 R 3.90
      Port Elizabeth R 89.00 R 80.00 R 73.00 R 69.00 R 3.60
      East London R 89.00 R 45.00 R 33.00 R 33.00 R 1.80
      Bloemfontein N/A R 20.00 R 10.00 N/A R 6.00
      Source: Rode?s Report on the South African Property Market, 2002:2
      Contact: Rode and Associates CC
      Tel: +27 (21) 946 2480
      Fax: +27 (21) 946 1238


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      Office and industrial rentals, 2001
      Indicator Value Rank
      Office rentals (US$)
      Johannesburg (Sandton)(sq metres/year)
      Total occupancy costs 117 30 of 31

      Industrial rentals (US$)
      Cape Town (sq metres/year)
      Total occupancy costs 35 33 of 34

      Industrial rentals (US$)
      Durban (sq metres/year)
      Total occupancy costs 29 34 of 34

      EIU score 1.0 31 of 31

      Sources: Global market rents January 2001; Healey & Baker, Business Space Across the World, 2001.


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      Professional Employment Agencies

      Employment Agencies Fees

      Annual Package (Total Cost to Company) Fee Guarantee Payment Period
      Annual Package 15% 90 days 14 days
      Source: Sheilah Sani Associates
      Tel: +27 11 728 7706

      Standard Fee Rate After 1 month After 2 months After 3 Months
      Income Package Normal Permanent Fee Temp to Permanent Fee Guarantee Period Guarantee Period Temp to Permanent Fee Guarantee Period
      R 0-R 50000 Per Annum 15% 13% 60 days 30 days 10% Nil
      R 60 000 + Per Annum 20% 17.5% 60 days 30 days 15% Nil
      Source: PAG Employment Agency
      Tel: +27 (11) 722 8000


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      Taxation In South Africa
      Value Added Tax
      Rate: 14%
      Corporate Tax Rates
      Corporate income tax rates
      Basic rate 30%
      Small business corporations (annual turnover less than R 3m)
      • On first R 150 000 taxable income
      15%
      • On taxable income over R 150 000
      30%
      Employment companies 35%
      Long-term insurers
      • Individual policyholder fund
      30%
      • Company policyholder fund
      30%
      • Corporate fund
      30%
      Branches of foreign companies 35%
      Secondary Tax on Companies (STC)
      Tax on dividends declared 12.5%
      (Local branches of foreign companies are exempt from STC)
      Retirement Fund Tax
      Tax on gross interest, foreign dividends and net
      Rentals 25%
      Income Tax for Individuals
      Taxable income Rates of Tax
      R 00 000 - 40 000 18%
      R 40 001 - 80 000 R 7 200 + 25%
      R 80 001 - 110 000 R 17 200 + 30%
      R 110 001 - 170 000 R 26 200 + 35%
      R 170 001 - 240 000 R 47 200 + 38%
      R 240 001 - R 73 800 + 40%
      Primary Rebate: All individuals R 4 860
      Age Rebate:* 65 years and older

      *additional to primary rebate

      R 3 000

      Transfer Duty
      Transfer to a natural person
      first R 100 000 0%
      R 100 001 to R 300 000 5%
      excess over R 300 000 8%
      Transfer to a corporate entity or trust 10%
      Source: Deloitte & Touche - Quick Tax Guide, Corporation tax and corruption, 2001/2002
      Tel: +27 (11) 806 5308

      Indicator Value Rank
      Corporation tax standard rate, average (%) 30.0 Joint 19 of 31
      Corruption index 4.8 13 of 31
      Sources: Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Commerce; Transparency International, International Corruption Index, 2001

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    3. HUMAN RESOURCES

    Labour Rates

    Average Hourly Rates (Basic Salary ? in Rand / Hour)

    Skill Level Kwa Zulu Natal Gauteng Western Cape Eastern Cape Mpuma-
    langa
    Northern Cape Northern Province North West Free State
    Lower skilled 12.52 12.90 12.02 11.89 11.92 10.95 12.77 11.17 11.11
    Semi-skilled 18.54 19.72 17.99 17.95 17.25 16.88 17.41 16.89 18.16
    Clerical 28.11 28.40 26.01 25.97 25.79 24.18 25.18 25.47 24.91
    Specialised 47.92 48.43 45.55 44.26 44.78 41.93 43.71 43.55 42.86
    Mngment 84.04 84.93 79.89 77.62 79.26 72.23 75.32 73.03 74.52

    Average Hourly Rates (Total Package ? in Rand / Hour)

    Skill Level Kwa Zulu Natal Gauteng Western Cape Eastern Cape Mpuma-
    langa
    Northern Cape Northern Province North West Free State
    Lower skilled 17.52 18.05 16.55 16.71 16.67 15.71 15.84 15.63 15.81
    Semi-skilled 25.67 26.17 24.63 24.38 24.89 23.09 23.65 27.75 23.83
    Clerical 38.14 40.40 37.29 37.70 36.97 34.31 35.45 37.37 36.41
    Specialised 70.25 71.67 67.74 67.04 66.86 64.25 66.54 64.94 64.78
    Mngment 129.85 134.83 124.54 122.12 124.7 116.76 120.64 118.05 118.25

    * The total packages should consist of basic pay and may include one or more of the following benefits.

    Benefit Description
    Annual Bonus / 13th (Thirteenth) cheque Usually paid over Christmas period
    Commission/ Performance Bonuses Incentive bonuses made in recognition of outstanding performance or targets achieved
    Entertainment allowances Cash payments towards "entertainment costs" as defined by the company
    Car allowances May either take the form of a company car or cash allowance towards leasing, maintenance and running of vehicles of employees
    Housing benefits The value of a bond subsidy. Low interest housing loan or free or subsidised accommodation received by employees
    Pension / Provident Funds Payments made towards a pension scheme on behalf of the employee
    Medical Aid Payments towards a medical aid society on behalf of the employee
    Other benefits or fringe benefits May include low-interest loans, study assistance, traveling, clothing or lunch allowances, etc.
    Source: Human Capital Corporation - Deloitte and Touche
    Tel: +27 (21) 670 1500

    Labour and related costs, 2001

    Indicator Value Rank
    EIU score 23.2 19 of 31
    Basic wages, operatives Category 7 7 of 10
    Wage costs (% of earnings) Category 8 8 of 10

    Executive salaries (US$)

    CFO 38,255 26 of 31
    Plant manager 29,070 28 of 31
    Sales manager 27,113 25 of 31
    Systems analyst 21,180 22 of 31
    Bilingual secretary 11,312 21 of 31
    Sources: Economist Intelligence Unit; US Bureau of Labor Statistics,
    International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers 2000; Watson Wyatt, 2001.


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    Labour Laws
    Labour Relations And Skills Development

    Severance Pay
    An employer must pay a retrenched employee a minimum of one week?s wages for each year of completed service.

    Disputes about dismissals
    Disputes must be referred within 30 days of occurance and are usually also set down for conciliation within 30 days.

    Key Provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act

    Normal Time
    The maximum ordinary hours of work that an employee may work in any week or on any day are as follows:

    • 45 hours inany week
    • Nine hours a day for employees who work on five or fewer days in a week
    • Eight hours per day for employees working more than five days per week.

    Any time worked in excess of these limits will be overtime.

    Overtime
    An employee may not be required or permitted to work overtime unless there is an agreement.
    An employee who works overtime must be paid 1.5 times the employee's ordinary hourly wage (time and a half).
    An employee may, however, agree to take paid time off instead of being paid for overtime work.
    The paid time off must be granted to the employee within one month of the employee becoming entitled to it.

    Work on Sundays
    An employee may only work on a Sunday if there is an agreement to this effect.
    Employees who normally work on Sundays must be paid one-and-a-half times their normal hourly wage.
    If an employee does not normally work on a Sunday, the employee must be paid double his or her normal wage.

    Work on Public Holidays
    In the absence of an agreement, an employer may not require an employee to work on a public holiday.
    Note: There are 12 South African Public Holidays. (See Annexure B)

    Leave
    There are four categories of leave to which employees are entitled:

    • Annual leave - 21 Consecutive days (three weeks)
    • Sick leave - Calculated over 3-year sick leave cycle
    • Maternity leave - 4 Consecutive months leave
    • Family responsibility leave - 3 days paid leave

    With the exception of employees who work for an employer for less than 24 hours a month.
    All employees have the right to annual leave, sick leave and maternity leave.
    Family responsibility leave is only for employees who work for an employer on four or more days aweek.

    Contact Information:

    • Ministry of Labour
      Private Bag X499
      Pretoria 0001
      Telephone: +27 (12) 309 4000
      Website: http://www.labour.gov.za/docs/legislation/bcea/toolkit.html
    • Labour Union Federations
      Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)
      Telephone: +27 (11) 339 4911
      Facsimile: +27 (11) 339 5080
    • Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA)
      Telephone: +27 (11) 476 5188
      Facsimile: +27 (11) 476 5131
    • National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) Telephone: +27 (11) 833 1040
      Facsimile: +27 (11) 833 1032


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    Work Permits

    Documentation Requirements for a Work Permit

    1. BI-159 A
    2. BI-159 C
    3. BI-29 E (Power of Attorney, if applicable)
    4. BI-806 (Radiological Report)
    5. BI-811 (Medical Report)
    6. 2 ? Full colour passport size photographs for each member of the family
    7. Offer of employment from employer indicating the following:
      • Salary
      • Position
      • Dates of commencement
      • Benefits
      • Job Description
      • Maximum duration of employment

    Cost of work permits

    Service Applicable Tariff
    Application for a work permit (first application) R 1 520
    Application for a work-seeker's permit (first application) R 750
    Application for a study permit (first application) R 1 520
    Application for an extension or alteration of a work permit R 1 140
    Source: http://home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/services_foreigners.asp?keywords=workseekers%20permit
    Trade & Investment SA, Tel: +27 (12) 428 7663/4


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    1. UTILITIES

      Electricity Costs

      Electricity Tariffs ? Large Power Users
      (Calculations are based on customers with a demand of 1000kVA and a load factor of 60%)

      Province Supply Authority Price ZAR c/kWh
      Mpumalanga Nelspruit 19c/kWh
      Middelburg 23c/kWh
      Witbank 24c/kWh
      Western Cape Cape Town 23.83 c/kWh
      Tygerberg 18.23c/kWh
      Blaawberg 18.23c/kWh
      Oostenberg 17.23c/kWh
      Gauteng Boksburg 22.83c/kWh
      Pretoria 17.74c/kWh
      Brits 21.27c/kWh
      Kempton Park 20.67c/kWh
      Springs 21.26c/kWh
      Benoni 20.71c/kWh
      Vereeniging 21.93c/kWh
      Rustenburg 22.03c/kWh

      The following components may form part of a tariff:

      Connection Fee - payable upfront for the connection of a new supply point
      Plus
      Energy Charge - per kWh of energy consumed
      Plus
      Basic Charge - a fixed monthly charge for each point of supply
      Plus
      Demand Charge - payable for each kVA of the maximum demand supplied during the month.
      Less
      Voltage discount - the higher the supply voltage, the higher the voltage discount
      Plus
      Transmission Surcharge - depending on the distance from Johannesburg
      Plus
      Monthly Rental - is a contribution to the capital cost of providing a supply
      Plus
      Value Added Tax

      For more information visit Eskom at www.eskom.co.za/tariffs

      World Domestic Electricity Prices

      World Industrial Electricity Prices

      Source: Electricity Association
      For more information visit www.electricity.org.uk


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      Water rates
      Water Tariffs Charges
      Province Tariffs Domestic / Flats / Townhouses Industrial / Commercial
      Gauteng 0 ? 10kl R 2.15/kl  
      11 ? 20kl R 3.25/kl  
      21 ? 40kl R 4.48/kl  
      41 kl and more R 5.58/kl  
          R 5.84
      Durban Metro 0 ? 6kl R 0.00  
      6 ? 30kl R 2.83/kl R 4.25
      30 and more R 8.50/kl  
      Cape Town 0 - 6kl R 0.00  
      7 - 20kl R 2.60  
      21 - 40kl R 4.10  
      41 -60kl R 5.20  
      61+ R 7.00  
          R 3.16
      Source: Western Metropolitan Local Council
      Mayoral Committee, Tel: +27 (11) 407 6007/8
      City of Cape Town, Tel: +27 (21) 400 4281
      Durban Metro Water Services, Tel: +27 (31) 302 4911


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      Gas & Fuel costs
      Petrol
      Date Feb 2002 Mar 2002 Apr 2002 May 2002 Jun 2002 Jul 2002 Aug 2002 Sept 2002 Oct 2002 Nov 2002
      Price in Rands R 3.72 R 3.78 R 4.03 R 4.32 R 4.19 R 4.00 R 4.00 R 4.09 R 4.21 R 4.26

      Coastal Areas Gauteng
      95 unleaded 97 octanes 93 unleaded 93 octanes
      R 3.55 R 3.59 R 3.66 R 3.66

      Diesel 0.3% S

      Coastal Areas Gauteng
      R 3.30 R 3.41

      Illuminating Paraffin 0.3% S

      Coastal Areas Gauteng
      R 2.44 R 2.55
      Source: BP SA
      Tel: 0860 22 7575 or +27 (11) 886 2664

      Gas Cylinder

      Size 9 kg 19 kg
      Price R 50.00 R 95.00
      Source: Handigas ? Afrox
      Tel: +27 (11) 490 0444/ +27 (11) 820 5400


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      Telecommunications Rates

      Domestic Services
      Approximate cost per minute (s) including VAT
      Landline to landline rates:

      Distance (km) Standard period Call-more period
      0 ? 50 km R 0.49 for first 89 seconds, thereafter R0,33 for every minute R 0.89 for first 237 seconds, thereafter R0,12 for every minute
      50 km R 0.88 for first minute, thereafter R0,82 for every minute R 0.88 for first 2 minutes, thereafter R0,44 for every minute
      Note: Call-more period is Monday to Friday 19h00 to 07h00 for each day during the week, and Friday 19h00 to Monday 07h00 for the week-ends.

      Landline to cellphone rates:

      Distance (km) Standard period Call-more period
      MTN / Vodacom R 1.78 for first minute, thereafter R 0.89 for every 30 seconds R 1.06 for first minute, thereafter R 0.53 for every 30 seconds
      Cell C R 1.62 for first minute, thereafter R 0.73 for every 30 seconds R 0.90 for first minute, thereafter R 0.37 for every 30 seconds
      Note: Call more periods are Monday to Friday 20h00 to 08h00 for each day during the week, and Friday 20h00 to Monday 08h00 for the weekends.
      Source: Telkom SA, Tel: 10219
      For information visit www.telkom.co.za

      Cell to Cell

        PEAK OFF-PEAK
      MTN to MTN R 1.69 R 0.84
      MTN to other mobile R 1.89 R 0.91
      Source: www.mtn.co.za

        PEAK OFF-PEAK
      Vodacom to Vodacom R 2.85 R 1.55
      Vodacom to other mobile R 2.85 R 1.55
      Source: www.vodacom.co.za

        PEAK OFF-PEAK
      Cell C to Cell C R 2.40 R 1.20
      Cell C to other mobile R 2.70 R 1.35
      Source: www.cellc.net

      Cost of telephone calls, peak time

        Value(a) Rank
      Local call peak time (3-minute) 0.08 Joint 11 of 31
      International call peak time (3-minute)
      London 1.55 16 of 31
      New York 1.66 16 of 31
      Tokyo 2.28 19 of 31
      Total 5.49 19 of 31
      EIU score 23.0 16 of 31
      (a) US$ unless otherwise indicated.
      Sources: Eurodata; Economist Intelligence Unit, Worldwide Cost
      of Living Survey, March 2001.

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    3. TRANSPORTATION COST

      By Rail

      Spoornet Container Rates (rail age)
      CAPE TOWN - JOHANNESBURG 8tons 3m R 1 903.00
      Under 12tons 6m R 2650.00
      Over 12½ up to 18tons 18tons 6m R 4 073.00
      CAPE TOWN ? PORT ELIZABETH 8tons 3m R 2 385.00
      Under 12tons 6m R 3 753.00
      Over 12½ up to 18tons 18tons 6m R 4 073.00
      CAPE TOWN - DURBAN 8tons 3m R 3 358.00
      Under 12tons 6m R 4 630.00
      Over 12½ up to 18tons 18tons 6m R 6 910.00
      CAPE TOWN ? EAST LONDON 8tons 3m R 2 931.00
      Under 12tons 6m R 4 652.00
      Over 12½ up to 18tons 18tons 6m R 6 157.00
      CAPE TOWN - BLOEMFONTEIN 8tons 3m R 2 139.00
      Under 12tons 6m R 3 299.00
      Over 12½ up to 18tons 18tons 6m R 3 901.00
      NB: These prices exclude vat. insurance and delivery
      Spoortnet container rate, Tel: +27 (11) 773 4205/8


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      By Air
      Air Cargo Rate Schedule
      Commodity Min -100 +100 +300 +500 +1000
      Gen $37.77 $2.34 $1.98 $1.81 $1.73 $1.68
      C007 $37.77   $1.83     $1.72
      C007 Grapes $37.77         $2.21
      C0018 $37.77   $1.60     $1.50

      Commodity Min -100 +100 +250 +500 +1000
      1400 $37.77 $2.49 $2.08 $1.24    

      Pallet rates:

      Upper deck pallet Pivot 3252kgs $4886.00
      Lower deck pallet Pivot 1895kgs $2627.00
      Over pivot rate   $1.34/kg
      All rates are gross
      All rates exclude $0.15/kg fuel surcharge
      Source: Express Air Services, Tel: +27 (11) 390 2947/2841


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      By Road
      Interlink R 7 per kg (long distance)
      R3 500 local fees
      8 ton R 3 per kg (long distance)
      R 500 - 600 local fees


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      By Sea
      Port Tariffs

      Wharfage on cargo
      The levy on all commodities, articles or containers ? full or empty, at all ports belonging to or controlled by Transnet

      Imports: All cargo per R 100.00 ad valorem pro rata????????????1,7
      Exports: All cargo per R 100.00 ad valorem pro rata????????????0,85

      Terminal Handling Charges

      20 ft/ 6m container R 451.36
      40 ft/ 12m container R 677.04

      Breakbulk / Bulk - Coastwise Cargo
      All cargo outwards or inwards irrespective of contents, per container:

      20 ft/ 6m container R 174.00
      40 ft/ 12m container R 348.00
      Source: Portnet
      Tel: +27 (21) 449 2922

      Shipping Costs
      Cargo Type: Automotive component parts

      (Costs vary based on the commodity shipped)

      Port of Loading: Cape Town

      Port of Destination Ocean Freight
      20 ft container
      Ocean Freight
      40 ft container
      BAF
      20ft container
      BAF
      40ft container
      New York $2350 $3840 $170 $280
      San Francisco $2800 $4000 $170 $280
      Tilbury $925 $1850 3.82% of Ocean Freight 3.82% of Ocean Freight
      Antwerp $925 $1850 3.82% of Ocean Freight 3.82% of Ocean Freight
      Hamburg $925 $1850 3.82% of Ocean Freight 3.82% of Ocean Freight
      Singapore $300 $400 $100 $200
      Bangkok $550 $900 $100 $200
      Hong Kong $300 $400 $100 $200
      Source: Safmarine; January 2002,
      Tel: +27 (21) 408 6503, Fax: +27 (21) 408 6833

      Port Tariffs
      For information regarding these tariffs. please contact the relevant Ports.

      Contact Numbers
      Johannesburg City Deep +27 (11) 330 6286
      Port of Richards Bay +27 (35) 905 3202
      Port of Durban +27 (31) 361 8865
      Port of East London +27 (43) 700 1034
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