Changes to the Registered Address and Location of Co-operative Records
A co-operative must have a registered office in South Africa and this must be recorded in the constitution. The CIPC must also have a record of the co-operative's address and contact details.
The constitution must record the place (township/suburb/city) and province where the registered office is based. If the contact details of the registered office of a co-operative are changed, the co-operative must notify the Registrar of Co-operatives within 15 days.
The official documents of the co-operative must be kept in a safe place at the registered office.
The records of a Co-operative are all the important documents that relate to the registration and working of the Co-operative.
The Co-operative must include its name in all contracts, invoices, cheques, business letters, orders and other official documents. The name of the Co-operative must also be put up at its place of business.
A co-operative must keep the following documents at its registered office:
- The constitution
- Its registration certificate
- A register of the Directors interests
- A list of the members
- A list of the Directors
- The minutes book
- Adequate accounting records
To apply for a change to the registered address and contact particulars of the co-operatives, follow these steps:
Register as a Customer
To view information on how to register as a customer, click here. If you are already registered as a customer, and know your customer code and password, proceed to step 2.
Should the place (township/suburb/city) and/or province where the registered office is based, change, deposit R17,50 into the CIPC bank account. For the bank account details, click here.
Lodge a request to change the registered address and contact particulars of the co-operative
Print and complete the following forms:
Scan and e-mail or post the completed and signed documents together with supporting information to
The following supporting documents must be included in your e-mail:
- Resolution or minutes of the meeting in terms of which the change has been mandated
- Certified identity copy of chairperson of the meeting
- Power of attorney (if applicable)
Service turnaround time: 15 working days from the date of receipt of the application.