Mauritius: the gateway to African expansion
Fin24 – Jul 07 2017
Cape Town – Mauritius is a highly attractive jurisdiction in which to do business, and certainly one that facilitates expansion into Africa, and likewise, from Africa into the rest of the world, according to Coreen van der Merwe, managing director of Sovereign Trust in South Africa.
The island has long been held as the jurisdiction of choice for firms wanting to expand their business into Africa, with some even calling it “Africa’s Singapore”.
For starters, Mauritius has an enviable democratic history, which is underpinned by the rule of law formulated by an elected legislature, and administered by an independent judiciary with the ultimate appellant body being the Queen’s Privy Council.
According to Van der Merwe, this is a unique asset and provides essential comfort to investors and economic operators.
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