10. Mbabane, Swaziland
Mbabane is a commercial hub. In the capital and largest city in Swaziland, it will only take a month to register your startup.
9. Windhoek, Namibia
The city is the administrative, commercial, and industrial center of Namibia. It would take you 52, 37, and 66 days to register property, acquire electricity and start a business respectively.
8. Lusaka, Zambia
One of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia. It’s about a 30 day timeline to register your business.
7. Victoria, Seychelles
The country has a solid business administration, making it conducive to do business. The process is pretty straightforward and requires minimum information, as everything can be done online within 24 hours!
6. Rabat, Morocco
Ranked #2 by CNN in its “Top Travel Destinations of 2013,” in the seventh largest city centre, it will only take you 10 days to start a business!
5. Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is the only nationally ranking metropolis and is the heartland of the Tunisian economy. It is the industrial and economic hub of the country and will take you only 11 days to start your business.
4. Cape Town, South Africa
It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates.
South Africa has a vibrant banking industry, the latest technological advancements, architecture, and infrastructure, which are fundamental in doing business.
3. Gaborone, Botswana
Transparency International, a reputable anti-graft watchdog, says Botswana is the least corrupt nation in Africa.
Gaborone serves as the commercial city of Botswana, and investors are guaranteed a maximum of 48 days to open a business. Great business opportunities include media, clothing, food and creative industries, among other notable areas.
2. Kigali, Rwanda
The city is the economic, cultural, and transport hub of Rwanda. Reforms have made it easier for businesses to thrive, making Kigali and Rwanda as a whole, one of the fastest growing economies in East African. It will take you 5 days to start your business.
1. Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis is the country’s economic, cultural, political centre and most populous city and is home to one of Africa’s major financial centers.
In Mauritius, it is possible to consolidate business registration processes, making it fast for investors to do things simultaneously.This process are usually less than a week
Thriving businesses in Port Louis include oil and gas business, media, telecommunications, travel and leisure, consumables and financial sectors.