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Eswatini (Swaziland)

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Registering a company in Esvatini in 2020

Starting a business in Esvatini can be profitable for the following reasons:

  • Stable economic growth;
  • 100% foreign ownership;
  • A favorable environment for the establishment of pharmaceutical, transport and construction companies;
  • No tax on dividends;
  • It is allowed to hire expatriate workers.

Support in company registration  – from €8,800

Approximate terms of company registration– from 3 weeks


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The Kingdom of Eswatini (until 2018 the Kingdom of Swaziland) is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. It is one of the smallest states in Africa.

If you are planning to register a company in Eswatini and open a corporate account with an Eswatini bank, then take a look to the following:

  • The capitals of the country are Mbabane and Lobamba;
  • The neighboring countries are: South Africa (RSA) and Mozambique;
  • Swazi and English are official languages;
  • Eswatini is a member of Commonwealth of nations, AU, COMESA, SADC and others;
  • Swazi lilangeni (SZL) and South African rand (ZAR) are official currencies;
  • The territory of Eswatini is 17363 km².

For more information, you can ask for individual advice on company registration process in Eswatini from IQD Consulting experts.

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Best uses for an Eswatini company

Those, who want to start a business in Swaziland, we recommend considering the following business solutions:

  • To register a pharmaceutical company in Eswatini;
  • To set up a Swaziland agricultural company (farming, cultivation of pineapples, peanuts, sorghum, sugarcane, tobacco, corn, citrus fruits, rice and cotton);
  • To open a construction company in Eswatini;
  • To register a mining company in Eswatini (coal, asbestos).

Also, it can be profitable to set up a tourism company in Swaziland, a logistics company or a food production company.

Legal forms & tax treatment

You can register a company in Swaziland and open a Swaziland bank account by choosing the following business entity types:

  • Tax resident LLC (Private company);
  • Free Zone LLC (Industrial area company);
  • RO;
  • Branch.

Legal form

Corporate tax



Share capital




15% on dividends

10% on interest payments

15% on royalties


Free zone LLC












*This legal form will allow you to set up a company in Eswatini without a personal visit.

How to open a business in Eswatini

In order to register a Swaziland company, you will need 2 directors and shareholders (individuals/legal entities). Also, you will need to choose a unique name for your future company.

With the help of our specialists, you can open an account for an Eswatini company remotely or with a personal visit. We propose you to consider the following banks:

  • FNB;
  • Nedbank;
  • Capitec Bank;
  • Atlas Finance Matuba.
Terms of registration: up to 4 weeks

You can ask for personal advice on business organization process in Eswatini from IQD Consulting experts. In addition, our lawyers can provide you with legal support services in opening a corporate account with an Eswatini bank.

  • The information outlined in the article is actual at the time of its publication.
  • Please refer to our specialists for checking possible solutions for your business.
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