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There are no restrictions on property ownership by non-residents, save for a prohibition on illegal aliens owning immovable property within South Africa.

There are, however, procedures and requirements which must be complied with in certain circumstances, such as, the local registration of entities registered outside of South Africa where it purchases property in South Africa and the appointment of a South African resident public officer for a local company whose shares are owned by a non-resident.

In the event of a non-resident purchasing property in Cape Town with the intention of residing here for longer periods, permanent residency will have to be applied for in accordance with the given requirements and procedures of South African law.

You can download a full version of our overseas buyers guide in PDF format here.