Japan Business Network (JBN) - South Africa

We guide Japanese companies to success.

Over many years, Japan’s foreign direct investment position in South Africa and across Africa has grown and new investment opportunities have been pursued.

Africa is likely to achieve higher-than-average growth rates, with a significant number of multinationals having declared their organisations’ growing presence in Africa. Many of the largest Japanese companies have been present in Africa and South Africa for many decades, spanning across sectors such as automotive, heavy industry, mining, consumer, logistics and financial services.

At a regional level, the Southern Africa economy is largely dominated by Africa’s largest market, South Africa, which has managed to weather the recent economic uncertainty mainly due to a combination of strong private sector, its broad commodity endowment and diversity of the economy.  Prudent monetary policies have also been a contributor. The country has a well-capitalised banking system, effective regulatory systems, a strong services sector, the largest stock exchange in Africa as well as a well-established manufacturing base.

Introduction of Japanese Business Services

Our Major Services

Audit and Assurance

  • Financial statement audit
  • Internal control audit
  • Advice on financial reporting based on IFRS, financial and capital market regulation, etc.
  • Internal audit advisory/co-sourcing
  • Advice on J-SOX/US-SOX compliance
  • IPO support
  • Actuarial consulting and valuation
  • Assurance on sustainability reporting
  • Advice on risk management


  • Market entry research and strategy development
  • Financial reporting optimization
  • Cash flow management
  • Advice on supply chain management
  • Human resource management
  • Business process optimization
  • IT system strategy and development and IT support
  • Advice on performance improvement and cost reduction
  • Forensic services (support on disputes, prevention of economic crimes, etc)

Deal advisory

  • M&A lead advisory
  • Advice on M&A strategy and target selection
  • Financial modeling and valuation
  • Due diligence support
  • Advice on business restructuring
  • Advice on real estate transaction
  • Post merger integration
  • Delivering deal value
  • Business rescue services
  • Debt advisory services and advice
  • Black economic empowerment
  • Fair and reasonable opinions
  • Infrastructure
  • Public private partnerships (PPP)
  • Privatisations
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) regulatory services
  • Organization restructuring


  • Tax & Accounting compliance support (preparation of tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll calculations and other mandatory reporting)
  • Customs compliance support
  • Tax and customs planning and improvement
  • International tax management and structuring
  • Advice and documentation support for transfer pricing
  • Tax due diligence and tax risk assessment
  • M&A and restructuring-related tax consulting
  • Advice and support for obtaining tax incentives, subsidies, relief, etc.
  • Consulting on Japanese tax havens and foreign tax credits
  • Preparation and review of various agreements
  • Trust services and management
  • Planning for inheritances and succession planning
  • Support on tax and customs audits and dispute with authorities
  • Resolution for tax and customs litigation


  • Support on commercial registration
  • Labor law consulting
  • Corporate law consulting
  • Preparation and review of various agreements and internal regulations
  • Support on IP rights, license, permission, regulatory compliance, etc.
  • Resolution of business disputes
  • Support on liquidation and deregistration
  • Legal due diligence support

South Africa JBN Members

4 Lisbon Lane, Waterfall City, Jukskei view, 2090, South Africa

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