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Notice 44 of 20182018-07-11CIPC XBRL PORTAL AS FROM 01 JULY 2018 The CIPCs XBRL Portal was rolled-out for live filings of Annual Financial Statements (AFSs) on 1 July 2018. As from this date the portal is not to be used to test various filing scenarios. In the event that an entity’s AFS filing generated validation warnings, it is allowed for the entity to rectify the warnings and re-submit the AFS for a particular period. During re-submission, the previous filing will automatically be discarded by the system. A limit will be implemented in the portal on the number of re-submissions that will be allowed. Active
Notice 43 of 20182018-07-05Technical challengesThe CIPC is currently experiencing technical issues with mail systemActive
Notice 42 of 20182018-06-27MANDATORY SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (AFS) AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY SUPPLEMENT (FAS) WHEN FILING ANNUAL RETURNS AS FROM 01 JULY 2018As from 1 July 2018 with the implementation inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language (iXBRL), Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will also be mandating the submission of Financial Accountability Supplement with the submission of annual returns.Active
Notice 41 of 20182018-06-25Downtime for maintenance The CIPC has mandated the use of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) for submission of Annual Financial Statements (AFSs) from 1 July 2018.Active
Notice 40 of 20182018-06-21Delay in real time paymentsKindly be advised that CIPC's is currently experiencing technical challenges relating to the receiving of real time payments to CIPC customer deposit accounts.Active
Notice 39 of 20182018-06-13Downtime for maintenance System downtime on the 16th June from 10:00 to16:00Active
2018-06-08Voluntary AuditsA voluntary audit is an audit, which is not compelled or mandated by law. It is an audit that is exercised by choice, hence the very essence of it being "voluntary"Active
Notice 38 of 20182018-05-18CIPC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE MIGRATIONThe CIPC is currently involved in a significant Information Technology (IT) infrastructure upgrade and migration project over the next 8 to 12 weeks. This will improve the speed, reliability and quality of our automated services to Customers. Active
Notice 37 of 20182018-05-10Closure of Call Centre on 10 May 2018Closure of Call Centre on 10 May 2018 between 12:00 and 16:30.Active
Notice 18 of 20182018-05-04Scheduled System MaintenanceSystem shutdown from Friday, 04 May 2018 to Monday, 07 May 2018Active
Notice 17 of 20182018-04-25CIPC Name reservation system availabilityKindly be advised that CIPC’s name reservation system is currently experiencing technical challenges. Technicians are addressing this on an urgent basis. This is causing delays in approving of names. We will communicate as soon as the problem has been resolved.Active
2018-04-19Downtime for maintenance Downtime for maintenance on the 20th April at 15:30 to 23rd April 2018 at 06:00Active
Notice 12 of 20182018-04-16Important Notice to Accounting OfficerImportant Notice to Accounting OfficerActive
Notice 16 of 20182018-04-16Finally Deregistered Companies and Close Corporations which fails to File Annual Returns within 30 business days after the successful processing of application for Re-instatement of Deregistered Company (CoR40.5) Finally Deregistered Companies and Close Corporations which fails to File Annual Returns within 30 business days after the successful processing of application for Re-reinstatement of Deregistered Company (CoR40.5) Active
Notice 15 of 20182018-04-03B-BBEE Application on e-servicesThe dti provided a mandate to CIPC to issue Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) certificates to specific small business in line with the B-BBEE Act 53 of 2003.Active
Notice 14 of 20182018-03-28List of Accredited Professional Bodies 28 March 2018List of Accredited Professional Bodies 28 March 2018Active
Notice 13 of 20182018-03-23CIPC System Availibility Kindly be advised that the CIPC is currently experiencing technical challenges on identified e-Services functionality. Technicians are addressing this on an urgent basis. This could impact system availability from time to time, or could result in slow network response times. Active
Notice 11 of 20182018-03-16System DowntimePlease note that the CIPC systems will be unavailable for maintenance as follows: START: Friday, 16 March 2018 - 17h00 END: Monday, 19 March 2018 - 06h00 Active
Notice 10 of 20182018-03-13PILOT OF NEW ONLINE FILING METHOD PILOT OF NEW ONLINE FILING METHOD Active
2018-03-13Office ClosureOffice Closure during the Easter HolidaysActive
Notice 9 of 20182018-03-09Enquiry System DowntimeEnquiry System Downtime from the 9th MarchActive
Notice 8 of 20182018-03-06Enquiry System for logging ticketsCIPC is committed to customer service. The enquiry system, available on the CIPC provides an opportunity for customers to log a ticket/case with......Active
2018-03-06Office ClosureOffice Closure during Easter Holiday on the 29th March 2018 at 10:00Active
Notice 7 of 20182018-03-05System DowntimeSystem DowntimActive
Notice 5 of 20182018-02-23List of Accredited Professional Bodies List of Accredited Professional BodiesActive
Notice 6 of 20182018-02-23Close Corporations without Accounting Officer (Act of 1984)Close Corporations without Accounting Officer (Act of 1984)Active
2018-02-22Close Corporations without Accounting Officer (Act of 1984)Upon reviewing our registers it has come to our attention that there are close Close Corporations, with in business status but do not have Accounting Officers. This is due to the fact that the initial Accounting Officers have resigned and the Close Corporations have not yet filled the vacancies and the 28 days provided for in the Act has elapsed.Active
Notice 3 of 20182018-02-06DowntimeDowntime for maintananceActive
Notice 4 of 20182018-02-06Guidelines on appointment of Accounting OfficerGuidelines on appointment of Accounting OfficerActive
Notice 2 of 20182018-01-24RENOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT THE SUNNY PARK PATENT OFFICESThe CIPC has taken a decision to renovate the Pretoria Service Centre on the 5th Floor of the Sunny Park mall. The renovations are scheduled to commence on 25 January 2018Active
Notice 1 of 20182018-01-15Registration NumbersRegistration NumbersActive
Notice number 66 of 20172017-12-20Changes on Free Disclosure and Retrieval of MOI DocumentsChanges on Free Disclosure and retrieval of MOI documents with effect from 15 December 2017Active
Notice number 67 of 20172017-12-20Domain Name RegistrationIntroduction of domain name registration effective from 15 December 2017Active
Notice number 65 of 20172017-12-18Changes on e-Services WebsiteIntroduction of Domain Name Registration and Change to WebsiteActive
Notice number 61 of 20172017-12-14Final Deregistration of Companies and Close CorporationsThe Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be finally deregistering companies and close corporations, on 2 February 2018. Active
Notice number 62 of 20172017-12-14Final Deregistration of Companies and Close Corporations which fail to file annual returnsThe Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be finally deregistering companies and close corporations, on 2 February 2018. Active
Notice number 64 of 20172017-12-14Call Centre UnavailableCall centre unavailable on the 15th December Active
Notice number 63 of 20172017-12-14DowntimeDowntimeActive
Notice number 60 of 20172017-12-06Downtime for maintenanceCIPC website unavailable for maintenance from Friday the 8th at 17h00 until Sunday the 10th of December 2017.Active
Notice 58 of 20172017-11-28Office Closure during festive season 2017Notice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Friday 22 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018. Active
Notice 59 of 20172017-11-28CIPC JSE office closure during festiveNotice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Friday 22 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018. Active
Notice 57 of 20172017-11-09Transacational Website UnavailableTransacational Website UnavailableActive
Notice number 55 of 20172017-10-27General ICT system downtime on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 October 2017General ICT system downtime on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 October 2017Active
Notice number 54 of 20172017-10-13System Downtime - ShutdownSystem Maintanance from 19:00 on 13 October to 18:00 0n 15 October 2017.Active
Notice 53 of 20172017-10-11CIPC System AvailabilityKindly be advised that CIPC is currently engaged in a number of system modernisation upgrades. While every care is taken this could impact system availability from time to time.Active
Notice number 52 of 20172017-10-10Disclosure of Remuneration and Benefits of Directors and Prescribed officers in Annual Financial StatementsThe purpose of this notice is to inform entities that are required to have their Annual Financial Statements audited in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 as amended, that it is mandatory to disclose directors’ or prescribed officers’ remuneration and other benefits paid as per Section 30 (4)(5)(6) of the Act .Active
Notice 51 of 20172017-10-05Downtime notice due to maintenance Downtime notice due to maintenance - Sunday 8th October from 09:00 -13:00Active
2017-10-03MCAFEE APPLIANCE IMPLEMENTATIONSystem DowntimeActive
Notice number 50 of 20172017-10-02Submission of Annual Financial StatementsSubmission of Annual Financial StatementsActive
Notice 492017-09-19TRANSITIONAL PERIOD OF CONDITIONAL LICENCESNote that Notice 30 of 2017 is hereby withdrawn on 11 September 2017, and are replaced with Notice 49 of 2017.Active
Notice number 48 of 20172017-09-06System downtimeCIPC systems and website will not be available from 16:00, 08 September to 6:00, 11 September 2017.Active
Notice number 47 of 20172017-08-25Unavailability of CIPC systemsSystem downtime from 25 - 28 August 2017Active
Notice 46 of 20172017-08-23Notice 46 of 2017_Implementation of additional payment methodCIPC strives to improve customer service. As part of the process, CIPC will be introducing an additional payment method. In terms of this new payment method, customers will be allowed to use debit and credit cards directly after selecting a service on its website www.cipc.co.za. This payment method will, as a first phase, be implemented on annual return filing on 28th August 2017 on the below channelsActive
Notice 43 of 20172017-08-21INTRODUCTION OF ADDITIONAL OPTION FOR RETRIEVAL OF MEMORANDUM OF INCORPORATION DOCUMENTSCIPC strives to improve customer service. As part of the process, CIPC will be introducing another option for the retrieval of Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) documents. The new option will put customers who forgot the tracking number in a position to still retrieve the MOI documents, and it will not be necessary to retrieve these documents via the paper-based disclosure avenue.Active
Notice 45 of 20172017-08-21RELOCATION OF THE CIPC CAPE TOWN SELF SERVICE CENTRE AND SYSTEM DOWNTIME.Please be advised that the CIPC Service Centre located at: Picbel Parkade, Shop No 10, 58 Strand Street, Lower Level, Cape Town will be relocating ........ Active
Notice number 42 of 20172017-08-11Drop Box Co-operativesDrop Box for Co-operatives registration documentsActive
Notice number 40 of 20172017-07-19Intoduction of additional payment methodCIPC strives to improve customer service. As part of the process, CIPC will be introducing an additional payment method. In terms of this new payment method, customers will be allowed to use debit and credit cards directly after selecting a service on its website www.cipc.co.za. Formal introduction of the payment method and affected services will be communicated closer to the time of introduction.Active
Notice number 39 of 20172017-07-12System DowntimeSystem stabilization from the 14th - 16th July 2017 - Maintenance of the exchange mailing system.Active
38 of 20172017-07-07System DowntimeSystem downtime for maintanance from the 7th - 9th July 2017 Active
37 of 20172017-06-26Call Centre unavailable on Monday 26 June from 11h00 until 13h30Active
Notice number 34 of 20172017-06-21General ICT system downtime on Saturday 24 June 2017 from 08:00 - 16h00 Kindly be advised that all:- - Intellectual Property (IP) systems (e-filing, CUBA, IP Online, e-journal, e-searching), - QRS (electronic Query Resolution System), and - Self Service Terminals at CIPC 3rd Parties Active
33 of 20172017-06-15Call centre operating until 12h30 on 15 June 2017Please note that due to the taxi strike that leaves commuters stranded and major roads blocked, the CIPC call centre will be operating until 12h30 on 15 June 2017. Customers are advised to use the Enquiries system as alternative.Active
Notice number 32 of 20172017-05-16SYSTEM DOWNTIME FROM 19:00 on 17 MAY UNTIL 00:00 on 18 MAY 2017SYSTEM DOWNTIME FROM 19:00 on 17 MAY UNTIL 00:00 on 18 MAY 2017Active
Notice number 31 of 20172017-05-03Call Centre UnavailableCall Centre Unavailable on Wednesday the 3rd May 2017Active
Notice number 30 of 20172017-05-02Transitional period of conditional licencesSection 138(1)(a) provides that "A person may be appointed as the business practitioner of a new company only if the person - is a member in good standing of a legal, accounting or business management profession accredited by the Commission".Active
Notice number 29 of 20172017-04-25System DowntimeSYSTEM DOWNTIME FROM 10:00 on 29 April UNTIL 16:00 on 29 April 2017 Kindly be advised that all CIPC Intellectual Property (IP) systems will be down from 10h00 on 29 March 2017 until 16h00 on 29 March 2017 due to maintenance on the IP systems. Active
Notice number 27 of 20172017-04-04Semi Closure of OfficeNotice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Thursday 13 April 2017 as set out below The CIPC Offices at – Active
Notice number 28 of 20172017-04-04Semi Closure of OfficeNotice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Thursday 13 April 2017 as set out below The CIPC Offices at – Active
Notice number 26 of 20172017-04-03Call Centre UnavailableCall Centre unavailable on the 3rd of April 2017 from 12:30 - 14:00Active
Notice number 24 of 20172017-03-30Discontinuation of manual application for (standard private company CIPC is constantly striving to improve the efficiency with which it registers company applications. In this regard, as from 1 May 2017, CIPC will no longer be accepting manually completed standard private company (CoR15.1A) and standard non -profit company (CoR15.1C) applications which is submitted via companydocs@cipc.co.za or posted to the CIPC. Manually completed and submitted new company registrations for CoR15.1A and CoR15.1C applications received via this channel on or after 1 May 2017, will be automatically rejected without further communication to the customer. Active
Notice number 25 of 20172017-03-30Closure of Call Centre on the 30th March 2017Call centre not availableActive
Notice number 23 of 20172017-03-23Closure of Call Centre on the 23rd March 2017Closure of Call Centre on the 23rd March 2017Active
Notice number 21 of 20172017-03-16Downtime for Maintenance on the 19th March 2017REMINDER FOR CUSTOMERS REGARDING CIPC SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SYSTEM SHUTDOWN “There will be Downtime of all systems for Scheduled Maintenance to prepare for Financial Year End and General Maintenance of the ICT Infrastructure from 10:00 am on the 19th of March 2017 to 6:00 am on the 20th of March 2017”. Active
Notice number 22 of 20172017-03-16Call Centre UnavailableCall Centre UnavailableActive
Notice number 20 of 20172017-03-13Cystem downtime on the 31st March 2017 due to year end processNotice is hereby given that all CIPC systems will be down from 17:00 on Friday 31 March 2017 for the financial year end processes. CIPC systems will be restored for transaction and other purposes at 06h00 on Monday, 3 April 2017.Active
Notice number 18 of 20172017-03-03REMINDER FOR CUSTOMER TO FILE ESERVICES NEW COMPANY REGISTRATION AND DIRECTORS CHANGES VIA UPLOAD FUNCTIONALITY ON CIPC WEBSTEREMINDER FOR CUSTOMER TO FILE ESERVICES NEW COMPANY REGISTRATION AND DIRECTORS CHANGES VIA UPLOAD FUNCTIONALITY ON CIPC WEBSTEActive
Notice number 17 of 20172017-03-01Requirements for updating cellphone numbers and e-mail addressesRequirements for updating cellphone numbers and e-mail addresses of directorsActive
Notice number 14 of 20172017-02-24CIPC launching new landing / home pageCIPC is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a New Home Page. From Monday the 27th February, the CIPC home page will have a new refreshed and exciting look, which will ensure more interactivity and a better user experience. Active
Notice number 15 of 20172017-02-24Downtime for Maintenance on the 26 February 2017Downtime for Maintenance on the 26 February 2017Active
Notice number 16 of 20172017-02-24Downtime for Maintenance on the 25th February 2017Downtime for Maintenance on the 25th February 2017Active
Notice number 12 of 20172017-02-21Important Notice to all recognised Accounting Proffessions for Close CorporationsThe Close Corporations Act state that, no person shall be appointed or hold the office of an accounting officer of a corporation, unless he is a member of a recognized profession.Active
Notice number 13 of 20172017-02-21Call Centre UnavailableCall Centre unavailable Active
Notice number 10 of 20172017-02-16Self-Service Terminal PartnersCIPC now offers the following entreprise registration and related services at the partner site: customer registration, company registration, annual returns, disclosure, address changes etcActive
Notice number 9 of 20172017-02-09Self-Service Terminal PartnersCIPC now offers the following enterprise registration and related services at the partner sites : Customer Registration, Company Registration, Annual Returns, Disclosure, Address Change etcActive
11 of 20172017-02-09Call centre unavailable Please note that the CIPC call centre will not be available from 12h30 - 14h30 on Thursday, 9 February 2017, due to a NEHAWU meeting. Customers are advised to use the Enquiries system as an alternative.Active
Notice number 8 of 20172017-02-03Reminder of discontinuation of posting document copiesAs per the notice issued in 2013, customers have been introduced to various automated alternatives concerning the filing of applications with CIPC.Active
Notice number 5 of 20172017-01-27Name reservationsCIPC experienced technical difficulties on the business names registration process during the last three weeks December 2016. This, as well as an above normal incoming volumes of business names that requires back office approval, resulted in a backlog in the processing of name reservation applications.Active
Notice number 6 of 20172017-01-27Closure of Call Centre on the 3rd Friday of each MonthPlease note that CIPC call centre will close every third Friday of the month for operational reasonsActive
Notice number 7 of 20172017-01-26DowntimeDowntime for maintananceActive
4 of 20172017-01-23File transition project – impact on business operationsAlthough all CIPC files have been relocated to the new warehouse, the capturing of files received “without barcodes” and/or those with “damaged barcodes” are still being processed.Active
2 0f 20172017-01-13Disparity of company registration and incorporation numbersYou may find that the registration number of your application submitted last year is 2016 and the incorporation date (or registration date) is 2017.Active
3 of 20172017-01-10Self Service Centres offlinePlease note that the CIPC self service centres are currently offline due to the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) system unavailability.Archived
Notice number 1 of 20172017-01-05AVAILABILITY OF CIPC FILES: STATUS ON FILES AT THE NEW BULK STORAGE FACILITYThe “CIPC File Transition Project”, in which approximately 6.2 Million Company-, Close Corporation-, Patent-, Trade Marks-, Copyright-, Cooperatives- and Design-, etc. files were moved to a new bulk storage facility has been completed successfully.Active
Notice 65 of 20162016-12-21ADDITIONAL “COMPLIANCE STATUS” FIELD ON DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATES The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) introduced a new status field on the Disclosure Certificates called “Compliance Status”. The purpose of the new status field is to raise awareness on compliance levels by particular legal entities to stakeholders. Section 171 of the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008, as amended, empowers the Commission to issue compliance notices. Some legal entities do not implement the terms of the compliance notices CIPC issues and stakeholders never get to know about the non-compliance by such legal entities. Active
Notice number 64 of 20162016-12-12Call Centre unavailableCALL CENTRE NOT AVAILABLE FROM 10h45 – 12h45 on 12 DECEMBER 2016 Please note that the CIPC call centre will not be available from 10h45 – 12h45 on Monday, 12 December 2016, due to a CIPC staff meeting. Customers are advised to use the Enquiries system as an alternative. Active
Notice number 63 of 20162016-12-07 REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO COPIES OF SMART ID CARDSCIPC noticed that a high volumes of applications were rejected due to the fact that a copy of only the front page of the smart ID card are submitted to CIPC.Active
2016-12-02Seminar Invitation to th Practical Implemantation of Co-operatives Amendment ActSeminar Invitation to th Practical Implemantation of Co-operatives Amendment ActActive
Notice 62 of 20162016-12-01AUTOMATION OF COMPANY NAME CHANGESThe Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is committed to customer service and innovation. As part of this, CIPC launches the Automated Company Name Change service. The automated service will form part of the current e-services transactional website of CIPC and will allow customers to process company name changes directly with same day approval. To access it, customers need to sign in with their customer code and password, and click on Transact/Name Change. A step by step guide with print screens on how to use the functionality is available on the CIPC website under Access/Step by Step guides. Active
Notice 61 of 20162016-11-22Call Centre UnavailableCall Centre not available from 09:00 - 14:00 on 23 November 2016Archived
Notice 60 of 20162016-11-10System DowntimeSystem downtime on the 13th November from 18h00 until 16h00 for maintananceActive
Notice 59 of 20162016-11-08System DowntimeSystem downtimeActive
Notice 57 of 20162016-11-04Semi Closure of OfficeSemi Closure of office on the 25th November 2016Active
Notice number 58 of 20162016-11-04System DowntimeKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 6th November 2016 from 06:00 - 18:00 for maintenanceActive
Notice 53 of 20162016-10-31False notification regarding repeal of close corporation act, 1984 and forced conversion for close corporation to companiesFalse notification regarding repeal of close corporation act, 1984 and forced conversion for close corporation to companiesActive
Notice 55 of 20162016-10-31UPDATE: AVAILABILITY OF CIPC FILES AND MOVEMENT OF SUCH TO THE NEW BULK STORAGE FACILITYFurther to the previous notices issued by CIPC in respect of the availability of the files, (Notice 41 of 2016 - 8 August 2016 and 43 of 2016 - 8 September 2016), the project in moving Company, Close Corporation, Patent, Trade Marks, Copyright and Design Files, has now reached halfway mark as 50% of approximately 6.2 million files have been moved to the new warehouseActive
Notice 56 of 20162016-10-31Notice challenging filed information (COR168)The purpose of this notice is to inform entities about their filing obligations with regards to COR168 as prescribed in Regulations 168 of the Companies Act 71, 2008 as amended.Active
Notice 54 of 20162016-10-24REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTSThis Practice Note is aimed at retracting Notice No. 45 of 2016 and replacing it with Notice 54 of 2016, and issued to ensure the standardization of certification of documents to comply with regulations governing the administering of an Oath or affirmation in terms of Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of Oath Act 16 of 1963.Active
Notice 52 of 20162016-10-21Accreditation of Proffessional BodiesThe Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has accredited two Professional Bodies, namely the Institue of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) and the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA)Active
Notice 50 of 20162016-10-12Closure of Office during Festive SeasonNotice is hereby given in terms of and for the purpose of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10:00 on Friday 23 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017.Active
Notice 51 of 20162016-10-12Filing of Financial Accountability Supplements (COR30.2) by Companies and Close Corporations The purpose of this notice is to inform entities about their filing obligations with regards to financial accountability supplements as prescribed in regulations 28, 29 and 30 (4) of the Companies Act 71, 2008 as amended.Active
Notice number 49 of 20162016-10-12Accurate customer profile informationCIPC has noted that certain customer provide incorrect or bogus cell phone numbers and/or email addresses on their customer codes when registering as a customer on the CIPC database, or when updating their customer profiles.Active
Notice 48 of 20162016-10-07Guidelines for the Applications for Conditional Licencing as a Business Rescue PractitionerGuidelines for the Applications for Conditional Licensing as a Business Rescue PractitionerActive
Notice 47 of 20162016-09-29Launching of upload functionalityThe CIPC is committed to customer service and innovation. As part of this, CIPC will launch an uploading functionality on 30 September 2016Active
46 of 20162016-09-23Call centre unavailableKindly note that the call centre will be unavailable due to a Heritage Day functionActive
Notice no. 45 of 20162016-09-20Objection regarding certification of documentsDear Customer, CIPC has observed the inconsistency of certified documents submitted for various transactions. Certification of documents must have the following: Active
Notice no. 43 of 20162016-09-08UPDATE: AVAILABILITY OF CIPC FILES AND MOVEMENT OF SUCH TO THE NEW BULK STORAGE FACILITYFurther to the previous notice dated 08 August 2016 (Notice 41 of 2016) the movement of Company, Close Corporation, Patent, Trade Marks, Copyright and Design files is in progress to the new bulk storage facility. The transition process entails the verification, packaging and transportation of approximately 6.2 million files. Active
Notice 44 of 20162016-09-08System DowntimeSystem downtime on the 11th September 2016Active
Notice 42 of 20162016-08-11System DowntimeKindly be advised that all websites will be unavailable on Sunday 14th August from 09h00 until 15h00 due to Database Maintenance.Active
Notice 41 of 20162016-08-08AVAILABILITY OF CIPC FILES DURING THE TRANSITION PERIOD AS A NEW BULK STORAGE CONTRACT IS AWARDEDThe CIPC is in the process of appointing a new “Bulk Storage Service Contractor” to take over the six (6) Million plus case files, (Companies, Close Corporation, Cooperatives, Patent, Trade Marks, etc.) which were secured at Metrofile since 2004.Active
Notice 39 of 20162016-07-29System enhancementThe CIPC in the next couple of weeks, will be making regular enhancement to existing systems. Customers are advised to monitor the CIPC website: www.cipc.co.za closely for the formal notification of such changes.Active
Notice 40 of 20162016-07-29Deferral of Final Deregistration of Companies and Close Corporations scheduled for 29 July to 26 August 2016The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be deferring the final deregistration of companies and close scheduled for final deregistration on 29 July 2016 to 26 August due to challenges experienced buy some customers in accessing the CIPC E-services and Annual Returns website and allocation of their deposits.Active
Notice 38 of 20162016-07-22Customer login challenges and associated customer code informationCIPC has received an influx of enquiries relating to challenges experienced by custormers trying to login into CIPC E-services and Annual Return websites.Active
Notice 37 of 20162016-07-18De-activation of email address of annual returns Notice to Close Corporations and Companies, deactivation of the annualreturns@cipc.co.za mailboxActive
Notice 30 of 20162016-07-14REVIEWED RESET PASSWORD PROCESSCIPC is pleased to announce that the reset password process has been reviewed. A step-by-step guide is available under Access, Useful Tools or Quick links on the CIPC Website for easy referenceArchived
Notice 37 of 20162016-07-06System Downtime from 18:00 - 22:00ICT UPGRADE 5th JULY 2016 from 18h00 until 22h00 Archived
36 of 20162016-07-04Final deregistration of companies and close corporations on 29 JulyThe CIPC will be finally deregistering companies and close corporations will be deregistering companies and close corporations which have continued to fail to comply with the filing of annual returns on 29 July 2016Active
Notice 35 of 20162016-07-03System DowntimeSystem downtime due to maintananceArchived
Notice 34 of 20162016-06-30PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE CIPC XBRL TAXONOMY AND XBRL DATA MODEL On 01 February 2016, CIPC enlisted the services of Business Reporting Advisory Group (BRAG) to develop Taxonomy for CIPC. BR-AG has developed a draft Taxonomy based on the Companies Act requirements and the International Financial Reporting Standards 2016 requirements.Archived
33 of 20162016-06-23ICT Maintenance 6 July 2016Kindly be advised that all CIPC website services will be down from 0:01 until 06:00 on 6 July 2016 for ICT maintenance purposes.Archived
Notice 30 of 20162016-06-09CIPC Call centre telephony upgradeDear Customer, Kindly note that the CIPC telephony and contact centre infrastructure has been upgraded and is scheduled to be implemented and tested 11 - 12 May 2016. The CIPC telephone number remains unchanged i.e. 086 100 2472 (086100CIPC). Archived
Notice 32 of 20162016-06-07Delay in processing timesThe ICT Management are currently implementing new improvements towards speeding up the system response time. This is however impacting processing performance resulting in some delays such as the e-Services New Company registrations. We are currently on 12 days turnaround time which exceeds our promised standard service delivery times but daily we are making progress in catching upArchived
Notice 30 of 20162016-05-19CIPC Call CentreKindly note that the CIPC telephony and contact centre infrastructure has been upgraded and is scheduled to be implemented and tested 20 - 22 May 2016. The CIPC telephone number remains unchanged i.e. 086 100 2472 (086100CIPC).Archived
Notice 28 of 20162016-05-05Stakeholder Customer SurveryThe CIPC conducted a stakeholder and Customer segmentation, satisfaction baseline survey, reports and a framework for improvement and implementation during 2014/15 financial year. The CIPC is in the process of conducting the follow-up Customer and Stakeholder Index and Survey for the 2015/16 Financial Year with the following objectives:Active
Notice 28 of 20162016-04-28Relocation of Cape Town OfficeRELOCATION OF THE CIPC CAPE TOWN SELF SERVICE CENTRE AND SYSTEM DOWNTIME Please be advised that the CIPC Service Centre located at: 1st Floor NBS Building, Waldorf Arcade 80 St Georges Mall Cape Town will be relocating from the above address to Shop Number 10, Picbel Parkade Mall, 58 Strand Street, Cape Town on the 29 April 2016. Active
Notice 27 of 20162016-04-26Lodgement of CK2, CK2A, CoR21.1, CoR39 and CoR44Please be reminded that the certified ID copy of the applicant (owner of the customer code) must form part of the supporting documents whenever you transact with CIPC on the following applicationsActive
Notice 26 of 20162016-04-15Semi Closure of Office - Self Service Centres Notice is hereby given that the CIPC SERVICE CENTRES located at: ? Shop Number L3-09, Level 3, Sunnypark Shopping Centre, Cnr. Steve Biko & Robert Sobukwe Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria and ? Shop Number 205, Level 200, Carlton Centre, 150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, Archived
Notice 25 of 20162016-04-14Company and Close Corporation Documents and CertificatesKindly find the process to retrieve MOI documents and certificates (if not received ) after lodgment.Active
Notice 24 of 20162016-04-13RESET PASSWORD PROCESSDear Customer It has come to CIPC’s attention that some difficulties have been experienced with customers regarding customer code and password access to the CIPC Website. Archived
Notice 23 of 20162016-04-06DowntimeDowntime for maintanceArchived
Notice 22 of 20162016-04-01Central Supplier DatabaseThe purpose of this letter is to inform all CIPC service providers about National Treasury single platform, the Central Supplier Database (CSD), for the registration of prospective suppliers including the verification functionality of key supplier information.Active
Notice 21 of 20162016-03-22System DowntimeNotice is hereby given that all system wil be down from 16h00 on the 31st March 2016until the 3rd of April 2016 for the financial year end processes.Archived
Notice 18 of 20162016-03-18Final Deregistration of Companies and Close Corporation The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be finally deregistering companies and close corporations which have continued to fail to comply with the filing of annual returns, during May 2016. The precise date will be communicated closer to the time.Active
Notice 20 of 20162016-03-14Non-disclosure of remuneration and benefits of directors and prescribed officers in Annual Financial StatementsThe purpose of this notice is to inform entities that are required to have their annual financial statements audited in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 as amended, that it is mandatory to disclose directors’ or prescribed officers’ remuneration and other benefits paid as per Section 30 (4)(5)(6) of the Act Active
Notice 19 of 20162016-03-11System DowntimeDowntimeActive
Notice 12 of 20162016-03-10DisclosureDisclosureActive
Notice 13 of 20162016-03-10Request for Disclosure for State Owned CompaniesActive
notice 16 of 20162016-03-10Semi Closure of OfficeNotice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Thursday 24 March 2016 as set out below The CIPC Office at - • 1st Floor, JSE Limited, One Exchange Square, Gwen Lane, Sandown and will re-open at 08h00 on Tuesday 29 March 2016 following Easter Monday on 28 March 2016 (public holiday). Active
notice 17 of 20162016-03-10Semi Closure of Office during Easter HolidaysNotice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Thursday 24 March 2016 as set out below The CIPC Office at - • 1st Floor, JSE Limited, One Exchange Square, Gwen Lane, Sandown and will re-open at 08h00 on Tuesday 29 March 2016 following Easter Monday on 28 March 2016 (public holiday). Active
Notice 10 of 20162016-03-08Compliance Focus: The Memorandum of Incorporation under the New Companies Act 71 of 2008One of the most important changes brought about by the Companies Act 2008 ('the Act") is the creation of new founding document for companies, called Memorandum of Incorporation Archived
Notice 11 of 20162016-03-07Record number of free disclosureCIPC facilitates the ease of doing business by providing access to a record number of free disclosures via websiteActive
Notice 10 of 20162016-02-29EnquiriesEnquiriesArchived
Notice 8 of 20162016-02-19Downtime SYSTEMS DOWNTIME - MAINTENANCE - 21ST February 2016 from 10H00 until 11H00 Archived
Notice 9 of 20162016-02-19Online verification of CIPC certificatesThe Companies and Intellectual Property Commission is receiving complaints from registered business that CIPC documents (web disclosures, confirmation letters, registration certificates and certificates confirmation) which they present to the banks are not always accepted due to the fact that the document:Active
Notice 7 0f 20162016-02-18NOTICE TO ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PROFESSIONAL BODIES.NOTICE TO ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PROFESSIONAL BODIES RE: NON-COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATION 29 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 2008 AS AMENDED. Active
Notice 5 of 20162016-02-15NEW E-SERVICES FUNCTIONALITYCIPC is striving to provide excellent service and quick turnaround times. In its endeavor to improve its services, CIPC developed a functionality to register non-profit companies without members with a standardised Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) electronically.Active
Notice 6 of 20162016-02-15DELAY IN REAL TIME PAYMENTSCIPC is experiencing technical problems relating to allocation of real time payments to customer accounts,Active
Notice 4 of 20162016-02-12DowntimeKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 14th February 2016 from 09H00 until 15H00 for maintenance.Active
Notice 3 of 20162016-01-25Disparity of company registrations and incorporation numbersDear Customers, you may find that the registration number of your application submitted last year is 2015 and the Incorporation date is 2016.Active
Notice 2 of 20162016-01-22Systems downtime for maintanance purposesKindly be advised that all CIPC related e-services, including the CIPC website on the 24th January 2016Active
02 01 20162016-01-13Systems Maintenance DowntimeKindly be advised that all CIPC related e-services, including the CIPC website will not be available on the 24th January 2016 from 01h00 until 03h00am due to scheduled systems downtime for maintenance purposes.Active
1 of 20162016-01-07Guidelines for the Application for Conditional Licensing as a Business Rescue PractitionerThe following form and supporting documents are required by the (Companies and Intellectual Property Commision - CIPC) for issuing a Conditional License for Business Rescue Practitioners.Active
63 of 20152015-12-21Rotation of AuditorsIn May 2011 the Companies Act came into effect, which came with many new provisions which were not part of the 1973 Act. Amongst the new provisions is the rotation of auditors after the expiration of years.Active
64 of 20152015-12-21DELAY IN REAL TIME PAYMENTSCIPC is experiencing technical problems relating to the allocation of real time payments to the customer accounts. CIPC is aware of the problem and technicians are currently busy investigating. Please be patient as the allocation of funds will reflect in due course provided the reference is correct. Active
62 of 20152015-12-07OBJECTION REGARDING SUBMITTED COR39/CK2 THROUGH ESERVICESCIPC has observed that directors and members of the companies and close corporations respectively don’t know what to do with the SMS’s they receive from us. Upon the changes being made via our online platform, directors/members are notified of the pending changes made in the company or close corporation, in order for them to notify CIPC if those changes are not authorized. Active
61 of 20152015-12-04Kindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 5th December 2015 from 08h00 - 20h00 for maintananceActive
60 of 20152015-11-23Office closure during festive seasonOffice closure during festive season Active
59 of 20152015-11-17ICT Maintanance shceduled downtimeKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 22nd November 2015 for scheduled maintenance from 00h01 (SAST) until 06h00 (SAST).Active
58 of 20152015-11-11Closure of revenue mailboxesCIPC is currently streamlining its enquiry processes to enable increased efficiencies and quicker response times to customers by channeling all enquiries/queries to a central point of entry i.e. “Enquiries” via the CIPC website. Active
56 of 20152015-11-05Full Cape Town office closureNotice is hereby given that the CIPC Service Centre located at NBS Building, Waldorf Arcade, 80 St George Mall, 1st Floor will be closed on Monday 021 November 2015 from 12h00 and will re-open for business at 08h00 on 03 November 2015Active
57 of 20152015-11-05ICT Maintanance shceduled downtimeKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 7th and 8th November 2015 for scheduled maintanance.Archived
55 of 20152015-10-30BACKLOGS IN PAPER BASED DISCLOSURESSince the implementation of the electronic lodgement process, the Disclosure Unit has faced a number of challenges which hampered the team in handling huge influx of disclosure requests.Archived
53 of 20152015-10-15DowntimeKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 18th October 2015 at 07h00 until 12h00 for scheduled maintenance. Archived
54 of 20152015-10-15Semi office closureNotice is hereby given in terms of and for the purpose of the Acts mentioned in the Scheduled below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Friday 27 November 2015.....Archived
52 OF 20152015-10-12DowntimeKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 12th October 2015 at 20h00 until 21h00 for scheduled maintenance. Archived
51 of 20152015-10-07ICT Maintanance shceduled downtimeICT Maintanance shceduled downtimeArchived
50 of 20152015-10-06Name reservation problemsKindly be advised that CIPC is currently experiencing problems on our Name Reservation functionArchived
49 of 20152015-09-28ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 28th September 2015 from midnight until 03h00 on 29 September 2015 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
48 of 20152015-09-23ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that there will be downtime on the 24th of September 2015 from 10h00 until 11h00 for scheduled maintenance. Archived
46 of 20152015-09-21ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that there will be downtime on 21 Sep 2015 from 20h00 until 20h30 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
47 of 20152015-09-21Semi Office Closure 23 September 2015CIPC will be closed to the public from 11h00 on Wednesday 23 September 2015.Archived
45 of 20152015-09-08ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that there will be downtime on Sunday 13 Sep 2015 from 10h00 until 16h00 for scheduled maintenanceArchived
44 of 20152015-09-04Formal process for the disclosure of company and close corporation informationTo all State Departments and State owned entities Kindly be advised that the formal request for the disclosure of company or close corporation information has been changed to an electronic process via the CIPC website www.cipc.co.za.Active
35 of 2015 (Withdrawn and replaced with Notice 43 of 2015)2015-08-31Discontinuation of uploading of certain documents via the CIPC websiteDue to operation reasons, the uploading of documents will be discontinued from17 June 2015. Notice 35 replaced by notice 43 of 2015Archived
43 of 20152015-08-31Replacing notice 35 of 2015 with notice 43 Discontinuation of uploading of certain documents via CIPC WebsiteBullet 7 of notice 35 has been replaced and bullet 8 added. • The signed application must be submitted to eservicescoreg@cipc.co.za within 31 calendar days of logging the transaction on the CIPC website and must adhere to all requirements. Failure of which will result in the application being rejected. Note: this is only applicable to the online applications. • Sufficient funds in the customer account must be available. Active
42 of 20152015-08-07Notice to all CEO Professional bodies in accounting and auditing industry: Compliance Requirements, Companies Act 71 of 2008Accounting bodies are not in complaince with the act, and CIPC requires professional bodies to file annual returns, to report irregularities and exercising the independent review in accordance with ISRE 2400.Active
41 of 20152015-08-06ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that there will be downtime on 9 Aug 2015 from 10h00 unit 13h00 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
40 of 20152015-07-08REMOVAL OF DIRECTOR IN TERMS OF SECTION 71 OF COMPANIES ACT, 71 OF 2008Based on the number of applications queried due to non-compliance to the requirements as well as objections to the filings where directors are not aware of their removals the companies’ attention is brought to the following:Active
39 of 20152015-07-03Hybrid CK2 from additional services link on the websiteAs from September 2014 CIPC introduced eservices with the view to improve our services and as a result previous systems were deactivated and from our website pertaining to e-application/hybrid. However we have observed that other clients copied the link and are still using the applications which were discontinued for an example the hybrid attached as annexure “A”.Active
37 of 20152015-06-22Challenges with CIPC email channel functionalityCIPC is currently experiencing challenges with outgoing email functionality. ICT is working and the problem and customers are requested not to resubmit documents already lodged.Archived
38 of 20152015-06-22Email channel functionality up and runningKindly note that CIPC resolved the challenges experienced with the email functionality. Dispatch is up and running now. Active
36 of 20152015-06-17ICT Maintenance Sunday 21 June 2015 from 08:00 until 18:00The following services will not be accessible during this period: Network Website EmailArchived
34 of 20152015-06-11Problem with practice numbers of auditorsSubsequent to the introduction of our electronic auditor change, it is encouraging to note that this process has received an overwhelming reception. As part of monitoring and evaluation of our new processes to ensure customer satisfaction and continual improvement we have observed some teething problems which we are busy attending to. Cognisance should be given to the following: Active
33 of 20152015-06-09ICT MAINTENANCEArchived
32 of 20152015-05-29Application for conditional licensing as a business rescue practitionerApplication for conditional licensing as a business rescue practitionerActive
30 of 20152015-05-28Self-Help Service Terminals Launch in SaldanhaCIPC’s Access Strategy includes partnerships to extend the CIPC service footprint nationally. In partnership with Transnet, the Ministers of Public Enterprises as well as Small Business Development will officially launch the CIPC Self-Help Service Terminals (SST’s) at the Transnet Enterprise Development Hub in Saldanha on Friday, 29 May 2015. Archived
29 of 20152015-05-27New CIPC automated services and updatesThe CIPC intends to release new functionality via their e-Services portal on Wednesday, the 27th May 2015Active
31 of 20152015-05-27ICT MAINTENANCEICT maintanance on the 31st May 2015 from 12:00 - 17:00Archived
28 of 20152015-05-21ICT MAINTENANCEKindly be advised that there will be no Internet and Mail services from 08h00 until 13h00 on 24th May 2015 for scheduled maintenanceArchived
14 11 20132015-05-20Notice_Clarification on Liquidation documents to be submitted to CIPC_November 2013Notice_Clarification on Liquidation documents to be submitted to CIPC_November 2013Active
27 11 20132015-05-20Notice_Discontinuation of posting copies_November 2013Notice_Discontinuation of posting copies_November 2013Archived
24 of 20152015-05-12Appointemnt of Acting CommissionerAppointemnt of Acting CommissionerActive
22 of 20152015-05-06COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS - COMPANIES ACT, 2008 AS AMENDEDBackground A workshop was held on 27 March 2015 by the Corporate Compliance and Disclosure Regulation Unit (CCDR) of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), at the DTI Campus. It was quite evident during the discussion session that the accounting professional bodies are not in compliance with the Companies Act and its regulations when it comes to matters relating to annual reporting and regular reporting of reportable irregularities as prescribed in Regulation 29 (3); (6-8) and (12). Active
21 of 20152015-04-30COR39 BacklogIt is with great pleasure to announce that we have managed to eradicate the backlog that we had with regard to Manual CoR39 applications. Active
20 of 20152015-04-22DowntimePlease note that the CIPC website will be unavailable from Thursday the 23rd April 2015 @ 00:01 to Thursday 23rd April 2015 @ 03:00 for maintanance.Archived
19 of 20152015-04-21Lodgement of co-operative applicationsAll applicatiosn for co-operative new registrations, disclosures and amendments (changes), whether lodged directly by the co-operative or lodged by a third party on behalf of the co-operativeActive
18 of 20152015-04-13Delays in the processing of manual Cor39 applicationsCIPC is experiencing a huge influx of change of directors applications (CoR39) lodged manually, which has resulted in backlogs. This has been further exacerbated by the duplicate applications lodged by applicants. It now takes almost 60 working days to process manual applications.Archived
17 of 20152015-04-02Delay in processing business rescue proceeding applicationsThe CIPC would like to inform customers and business rescue practitioners of expected delays on specific business rescue proceeding applications due to a lack of processing capacity during March and April 2015. It is expected that processing capacity will reduce to normaly by early May 2015.Active
16 of 20152015-03-30Semi Office Closure of office on the 2nd April 2015Notice is hereby given in terms of and for the purposes of the Acts mentioned in the scheduled below that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Thursday 2nd April 2015 for Easter weekend as set out below.Archived
13 of 20152015-03-27System downtime and office closureNotice is hereby given in terms of and for the purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be closed to the public on Wednesday, 01 April 2015.Archived
15 of 20152015-03-20ICT Website maintenanceKindly be advised that the CIPC websites will be down on 20 March 2015 from 17h00 until 22 March 2015 24h00 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
14 of 20152015-03-19ICT Website MaintenanceKindly be advised that the CIPC website will be down from 20h00 until 24h00 on 19 March 2015 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
13 of 20152015-03-12Withdrawal of non-binding opinion dated 27 Oct 2011 Disclosure of directors' remunerationThis serves as a notice that the non-binding opinion dates 27 Oct 2011 relating to disclosure of directors' remuneration in private companies has been withdrawn.Active
12 of 20152015-03-06WARNING AGAINST FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIESCIPC has become aware of fraudulent activity where Companies receive notification that their entities are in deregistration which in fact it is not the case. The fraudsters then offer to assist with a substantial fee implication. Active
11 of 20152015-03-03Closure of companies queries in the enquiries queueDue to some transitional inefficiencies resulting in processing delays and subsequently backlogs and various challenges, CIPC received an influx of queries in the Companies 'Enquiries' queue via the website.Active
2015-02-27Pending review of the Companies and Close Corporation re-instatement process (CoR40.5)The CIPC will be embarking on a review of the companies and close corporations re-instatement process and documentary requirements during its next financial year (1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016). A request has been received for the withdrawal of the requirement to submit the so called "no objection" letter from National Treasury and CIPC has agrees to such request.Active
2015-02-19Closure - Johannesburg Service CentreKindly be advised that the CIPC service centre located at the Carlton Centre (150 Commissioner str, Johannesburg) will be closed until further notice. This is as a result of a water leakage and power outage within the L-section of the Carlton Centre. Archived
2015-02-17ICT maintenance on websiteKindly be advised that the CIPC website will be down from 20h00 until 21h00 on 17 February 2015 for scheduled maintenanceArchived
7 of 20152015-02-13Patent RegistrationPlease note that: In terms of Section 41 of the Nuclear Energy Act, 1999 (Act 46 of 1999), patent applicants are required to immediately notify the Minister of Energy, of any application for a patent in respect of an invention with regard to the production or use of nuclear energy, or production, processing or use of nuclear material or restricted matter lodged with the Registrar of Patents: Active
8 of 20152015-02-13Processing of Company and CCThe New Companies Division has embarked on an incentive scheme to process all outstanding new companies applications which includes conversions of Close Corporations to Companies.Active
9 of 20152015-02-13Call centre accessCall centre accessArchived
5 of 20152015-02-11Lodgement of e-services applicationsPlease note that when an application received via e-services (i.e. tracking number with prefix “7” or “9”) has been queried, the same application cannot be resubmitted or reused. Therefore customers are required to recapture information via eservices, in order to get a new tracking number and resubmit. Active
6 of 20152015-02-11ID number verificationCIPC has noticed a few customers transacting on eServices complaining about getting an error “Surname and ID number do not match”.Active
4 of 20152015-02-04FINAL DEREGISTRATION OF COMPANIES AND CLOSE CORPORATIONS REFERRED FOR DEREGISTRATION DUE TO NON COMPLIANCE WITH ANNUAL RETURNS DURING JANUARY 2013The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be finally deregistering companies and close corporations which have continued to fail to comply with the filing of annual returns, on 28 February 2015. It should be noted that this final deregistration is only applicable to companies and close corporations that was referred for deregistration due to none compliance with annual returns during January 2013 and which have continued to fail to file annual returns. Active
3 of 20152015-02-03Payment method discontinued (cheques)Please note that from 28 August 2014 CIPC is not accepting cheque deposits as a form of payment. Customers are also advised to deposit only the amount required for the transaction(s) with CIPC into their customer accounts.Active
2 of 20152015-01-29Disparity of company registrationDISPARITY OF COMPANY REGISTRATION AND INCORPORATION NUMBERSActive
1 of 20152015-01-14Payment allocation delaysKindly be advised that the CIPC has been experiencing problems receiving payment information from ABSA through a third party provider since 13h00 on 13 January 2015.Archived
2014-12-19Multiple annual return remindersThe CIPC issued reminders about upcoming annual returns to business owners duering 13-15 December 2014. Due to a calculation error in the setting of the date range, some business owners received multiple reminders.Archived
2014-12-15Year end closure 24 Dec 2014CIPC will be closed from 24 Dec 2014, 10h00 and will re-open on 5 January 2014Archived
2014-12-11Invitation Companies Tribunal Seminar The Companies Tribunal invites you to a seminar on promoting enterprise development and accountable corporate citizenry.Archived
2014/052014-12-05New filing channel for listed Companies and their Subsidiaries at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)Listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and any subsequent listings thereafter, requires certain company amendments (such as director changes and capital amendments) to be registered at the CIPC. The listings are subject to extremely strict guidelines and timelines which must be adhered to in order to ensure timeous SENS announcements, etc.Active
2014-12-05Down time notice 5 Dec 2014 from 18h00 until 7 Dec 2014 at 22h00.Kindly be advised that CIPC's website services will be unavailable from Friday 5 Dec at 18h00 until Sunday 7 Dec at 22h00 for maintenance.Archived
2014-12-02REVISED PCC 24 ON VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES AND CLOSE CORPORATIONS IN TERMS OF THE FIC ACTThe Financial Intelligence Centre (the FIC) has re-issued PCC24 (click here) which takes effect on the date of issue being 28 November 2014. The PCC has been amended on request of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in light of changes to their processes. It is envisaged by both the FIC and CIPC that theActive
26/112014-11-26R30 ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATESNotice regarding the R30.00 electronic certificates issued by the companies and intelectual property commissionArchived
2014-11-20ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that the CIPC system will be down for an hour on 20 Nov 2014 from 17h00 until 18h00 for ICT maintenance.Archived
2014-11-10Downtime for routine maintanceICT MAINTANANCE ON CIPC WEBSITE ON THE 10 NOVEMBER 2014 FROM 13H00 - 14H00.Archived
2014-11-07Semi closure correction noticeCOMPANIES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMISSION (CIPC) Notice is hereby given of the following correction to Notice 935 published in Gazette 38128 on 31 October 2014 : ? CIPC Office at NBS Building, Waldorf Arcade, 80 St Georges Mall, 1st Floor, Cape Town, will be closed for the entire day on the 14 November 2014 for logistical reasons and will re-open for business at 08h00 on Monday 17 November 2014 Archived
NOTICE 935 OF 20142014-10-30Semi Office Closure of office on the 14 November 2014Notice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the schedule below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Friday 14 November 2014.Archived
2014-10-28Tracking number required when emailing documents to CIPC and new e-mail addressesWhen applications/supporting documents are submitted via email, it is compulsory that the tracking number of the application is listed first in the subject heading of the email, as the tracking number is necessary for the automated processing of the email.Archived
2014-10-24Downtime for routine maintanceWebsite unavailable from 17h00 on Friday 24th October until 07h00 on Monday 27th October 2014Archived
2014-10-23Lodgement of CK2's and CK2A'sCIPC customers are advised to submit CK2 and CK2A applications separately to manualck2@cipc.co.za in the event that the changes.......Active
2014-10-22Backlog on CoR39 Eservices The CIPC is promoting seamless and faster on-line transactions, on-line information, and on-line service interactions. The e-Services workflow affords improved efficiencies with regards to the time it takes to process an application as well as prevents anyone from jumping the queue Active
2014-10-13ICT maintenance on databaseCIPC will shut down the database from 12h30 until 13h30 on 14 October 2014 for maintenance purposesArchived
2014-10-09Website Downtime 11 October 2014The website will be unavailable from 08h00 until 10h00 on Saturday 11 October 2014.Archived
2014-10-07Company and close corporation documents and certificatesKindly find the process to retrieve MOI documents and CertificatesActive
2014-10-03Notice to directorsCIPC Customers are hereby informed that all the directors of companies will now Active
20142014-10-01CIPC office closure 24 Dec until 3 Jan 2014CIPC office closure 24 Dec until 3 Jan 2014Archived
2014-10-01ICT SHUT DOWN DATABASEICT SHUT DOWN DATABASEArchived
2014-10-01Closure of disclosure addresses and the resubmission of requests for copies of documents Closure of disclosure addresses and the resubmission of requests for copies of documents Active
2014-09-26DOWNTIME 26 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2014Kindly be advised that CIPC's Website Services will be unavailable on Friday 26th September 2014 from 16H00 until Monday 29th September 12H00 am for ICT Network Infrastructure maintenance.Archived
2014-09-23Director changes now done electronicallyDirector changes now done electronicallyActive
2014-09-23Dedicated mailbox for company name changesDedicated mailbox for company name changesActive
2/20142014-09-22Director changes now done electronicallyCIPC customers are hereby informed of the significant advances that have taken place in director changes now to be done by electronic process. This was informed by the infrastructural problems which resulted in passwords not being issued to clients on time.Active
1 of 20142014-09-19Website experiencing network technical issuesThe Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) would hereby like to inform customers that it has been experiencing network technical difficulties on some of it's e-services since 17 September 2014, which is receiving focused attention.Archived
2014-09-19Website experiencing network technical issuesWebsite experiencing network technical issuesArchived
2014-09-09Closure of drop off boxClosure of drop off boxArchived
2014-09-08Closure of drop off boxClosure of drop off boxArchived
2014-08-28Discontinue acceptance of cheque depositsCIPC would like to inform customersthat CIPC no longer accepts cheque deposits as a form of payment with immediate effect.Active
2014-08-05Important notice to customers about CK2Important notice to customers about CK2Active
2014-06-20Scan to email requirementScan to email requirementArchived
2014-06-20CIPC Scan to e-mail requirementsCIPC is moving towards an e-repository where all applications for registrations will be indexed and stored in an e-repository. To ensure that all applications are processed promptly, the following requirements are prescribed.Active
2014-06-10ICT MaintananceICT MaintananceArchived
2014-06-06Customer access to service delivery Customer access to service delivery Archived
2014-05-21CIPC Service Standards - Our promise to our CustomersCIPC Service Standards - Our promise to our CustomersActive
2014-04-04Use of symbolsUse of symbolsActive
2014-03-26CIPC closed to the public on 1 April 2014Notice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that the CIPC will be closed to the public on Tuesday, 1 April 2014.Archived
2014-03-26CIPC closed to the public on 1 April 200Client Engagement and Communication Client Engagement and CommunicationArchived
2014-03-18Waiver of fee for first change of name of a companyWaiver of fee for first change of name of a companyActive
2014-02-03Lapse of legislation fee exemption for conversion from a close corporation to a companyLapse of legislation fee exemption for conversion from a close corporation to a companyActive
2014-01-21RelocationRelocaion of CIPC services to self help centre in SunyparkArchived
2014-01-21Closure of info@cipc.co.za email addressClosure of info@cipc.co.za email addressArchived
2014-01-17Lodgement and dispatch of co-operative applicationsLodgement and dispatch of co-operative applicationsArchived
2014-01-06How to resrve a company name onlineHow to resrve a company name onlineArchived
2013-12-19Lodgement of co-operatives applications: Applicable to all types of model constitutions as of 6th January 2014Lodgement of co-operatives applications: Applicable to all types of model constitutions as of 6th January 2014Archived
2013-12-10Guide to submitting company and close corporation applications via dedicated email addressesGuide to submitting company and close corporation applications via dedicated email addressesActive
2013-11-29CIPC semi-office closure 29 Nov 2013 from 10h00CIPC semi-office closure 29 Nov 2013 from 10h00Archived
2013-11-28Online facility for Close Corporations amendmentsOnline facility for Close Corporations amendmentsArchived
2013-11-28Discontinuation of posting copies of (i) Liquidation and (ii) MOI Ammendment Applications of customersDiscontinuation of posting copies of (i) Liquidation and (ii) MOI Ammendment Applications of customersArchived
2013-11-28Notice of non profit companies duty to comply with Annual ReturnsNotice of non profit companies duty to comply with Annual ReturnsActive
2013-11-13Guide to submitting company and close corporation applications via dedicated email addressesGuide to submitting company and close corporation applications via dedicated email addressesArchived
2013-11-13Clarification on liquidation documents to be submitted to CIPCClarification on liquidation documents to be submitted to CIPCArchived
2013-11-13CC Transition BillCC Transition BillArchived
2013-11-11Updated turnaround times for disclosure of information requestsUpdated turnaround times for disclosure of information requestsArchived
2013-10-25Turnaround times for COR15.2 applications negetively affectedTurnaround times for COR15.2 applications negetively affectedArchived
2013-10-17Electronic lodgement of patentsElectronic lodgement of patentsActive
2013-10-13Request for information disclosureRequest for information disclosureArchived
2013-09-25Website maintenance 16h00 on 25 September to 06h00 on 26 September 2013Website maintenance 16h00 on 25 September to 06h00 on 26 September 2013Archived
2013-09-25Annual return system downtime 1 Oct 2013Annual return system downtime 1 Oct 2013Archived
2013-09-23Delay in real time paymentDelay in real time paymentArchived
2013-09-12Lapse of waiver in respect of late filing fees and penalties for annual returnsLapse of waiver in respect of late filing fees and penalties for annual returnsArchived
2013-09-10CIPC Contact detalisCIPC Contact detaisArchived
2013-09-03Lodgement in electronic format of certain documents in terms of trade marks ActLodgement in electronic format of certain documents in terms of trade marks ActActive
2013-08-30Promotion of electronic lodgements and transacting with CIPC; Discontinuation of printing forms at the kiosk and New process for online retrievalsPromotion of electronic lodgements and transacting with CIPC; Discontinuation of printing forms at the kiosk and New process for online retrievalsArchived
2013-08-29Discontinuation_of_document_collectionsDiscontinuation_of_document_collectionsArchived
2013-08-29Discontinuation of printing certificatesDiscontinuation of printing certificatesArchived
2013-08-28Lodgment of priority documents in respect of patents, designs and trade marks in electronic formatLodgment of priority documents in respect of patents, designs and trade marks in electronic formatActive
2013-08-28Operational requirements in respect of electronic filing of new trade marks, patents, designs and copyright applications with the CIPCOperational requirements in respect of electronic filing of new trade marks, patents, designs and copyright applications with the CIPCActive
2013-08-26Document correctionsDocument correctionsArchived
2013-08-08Filing of audited financial statements for companies and close CorporationsFiling of audited financial statements for companies and close CorporationsArchived
2013-08-07Update on SAPO delivery of mailUpdate on SAPO delivery of mailArchived
2013-07-29Close Corporation Registration DiscontinuedClose Corporation Registration DiscontinuedArchived
2013-07-29Benefits of electronic registration of short standard private companyBenefits of electronic registration of short standard private companyArchived
2013-07-29Relaunch of Annual Returns systemRelaunch of Annual Returns systemArchived
2013-07-05CIPC Cash office closedCIPC Cash office closedArchived
2013-07-04Notice to Banks - Online verification of CIPC certificatesNotice to Banks - Online verification of CIPC certificatesArchived
2013-07-03Clarification on the Withdrawal of annual returns systemClarification on the Withdrawal of annual returns systemArchived
2013-06-18Updating of list of Recognised Accounting ProfessionsUpdating of list of Recognised Accounting ProfessionsArchived
2013-06-18Electronic Filing Of Company Changes (COR39)Electronic Filing Of Company Changes (COR39)Archived
2013-06-13CIPC cash officeCustomers are hereby advised that CIPC cash office will remain operational until 3rd July 2013Archived
2013-06-13Refunding of customer deposit older than 60 daysA reconcialiation of our financial records show that your customer account with CIPC has a credit to the amount of RXXXXXXXXXXXX which amount has not show any movement for a period in excess of 60 days.Archived
2013-06-13Scanning of bulk applicationsCIPC has introdued fax to email facility on the 1st February 2013.Archived
2013-06-07Customer Code Required on all application formsKindly note that all manual applications that are submitted must also reflet a customer coder regardless of whether applications requires fees or not.Archived
2013-05-23Service Delivery Standards For Manual COR39 ApplicationsService Delivery Standards For Manual COR39 ApplicationsArchived
2013-05-21New Company Registration CertificateNew Company Registration CertificateArchived
2013-05-08Annual Return System Issues and Slow Response on E-LodgementsAnnual Return System Issues and Slow Response on E-LodgementsArchived
2013-05-02Turnaround times for COR15.2 applications negetively affectedTurn Around Time for COR15.2 ApplicationsArchived
2013-05-02Name reservation turnaround timeName reservation turnaround timeArchived
2013-05-02Withdrawal of annual returns systemWithdrawal of annual returns systemArchived
2013-05-02Annual return system re-activatedAnnual return system re-activatedArchived
2013-04-29System requirements to access CIPC applicationsDue to numerous queiries regarding applications not responding on the CIPC website, customers must ensure that the following software is loaded on their personal computersArchived
2013-04-29Annual return system downtimeAnnual return system downtimeArchived
2013-04-26Clarification on requirements for letters from the Department of Public Works and National Treasury on the re-instatement process (Form CoR40.5)Clarification on requirements for letters from the Department of Public Works and National Treasury on the re-instatement process (Form CoR40.5)Archived
2013-04-15Guidance note 2 of 2013-Members' signatures on close corporation amendment forms (CK2)Guidance note 2 of 2013-Members' signatures on close corporation amendment forms (CK2)Archived
2013-04-10Fax to e-mail service for certain applications – e-mail addressFax to e-mail service for certain applications – e-mail addressArchived
2013-04-10Alternative fax number and e-mail address for new company applicationsAlternative fax number and e-mail address for new company applicationsArchived
2013-04-10Alternative fax number and e-mail address for new company applicationsAlternative fax number and e-mail address for new company applicationsArchived
2013-04-08CIPC Drop-off box - entity registration and amendmentsThe CIPC is committed to the continous improvement of its services and exploring new methods geared towards meeting our customer expectationsArchived
2013-03-28Filing of audited financial statements for companies and close corporationsTHE CIPC would like to confirm that the waiver for the filing of financial statements for companies, other than State Owned and Public Companies, as communicated under notice "Filing of Financial Statements for 2012-2013" dated 16 February 2012, will lapse 31 March 2013.Archived
2013-03-26Waiver in respect of penalty fees due to the late filing of annual returns until 30 September 2013Waiver in respect of penalty fees due to the late filing of annual returns until 30 September 2013Active
2013-03-26Email regarding the refunding of customer deposits older than 6 monthsEmail regarding the refunding of customer deposits older than 6 monthsArchived
2013-02-20Mail delivery from SAPOCIPC has not received mail delivery from South African Post Office (SAPO) since the 14th of February 2013 due to industrial action at their Tshwane Mail Centre.Archived
2013-02-20Refunding of customer deposit on CIPC accounts for more than 60 daysCIPC has not received mail from the SA Post Office since the 14th Februaru 2013Archived
2013-02-15Pending deregistration of businesses referred for deregistration March 2011 - annual return system down from 28 Feb - 4 March 2013Pending deregistration of businesses referred for deregistration March 2011 - annual return system down from 28 Feb - 4 March 2013Archived
2013-02-08Introduction of self-help terminals for customers to logde electronic applicationsCIPC office closure 24 Dec until 3 Jan 2014Introduction of self-help terminals for customers to logde electronic applicationsArchived
2013-02-07Applications for COR39 password requests for director changesApplications for COR39 password requests for director changesArchived
2013-02-01Only debit cards not linked to other accounts acceptedCIPC introduced debit cards as an alternative payment method from Janyaru 2013Archived
2013-01-30Deregistration referral for businesses with two or more succesive annual returns outstandingDeregistration referral for businesses with two or more succesive annual returns outstandingActive
2013-01-30Notice to companies and close corporations – queriesNotice to companies and close corporations – queriesArchived
2013-01-01Alternative payment method from January 2013: Debit cardsCIPC strives to improve customers services. As part of this process, CIPC will introduce debit card payments as an alternative payment method from 1 January 2013.Archived
2012-12-14Fraud AlertIt has come to the attention of CIPC that the are imposters who make contact with CIPC custormers to defraud themArchived
2012-12-10Alternative payment method from January 2013: Debit cardsAlternative payment method from January 2013: Debit cardsArchived
2012-11-21Introduction of additional administrative status codesIn an effort to improve data intergrity and to clearly reflect the administrative enterprises statuses of a company or close corporation, CIPC will be implementing additional administrative description for re-instatement various deregistration process.Archived
2012-11-09CIPC Cape Town office closed to the public on 9 November 2012CIPC Cape Town office closed to the public on 9 November 2012Archived
2012-10-26Update on SAPO delivery of mailUpdate on SAPO delivery of mailArchived
2012-10-24Removal of electronic annual return re-instatement applicationRemoval of electronic annual return re-instatement applicationArchived
2012-10-23Alternative payment method from January 2013: Debit cardsAlternative payment method from January 2013: Debit cardsArchived
2012-10-23Year end function (semi) closure - 23 Nov 2012Year end function (semi) closure - 23 Nov 2012Archived
2012-10-13Limited response to customer callsLimited response to customer callsArchived
2012-09-14Barcoding of short/standard memorandums of incorporationBarcoding of short/standard memorandums of incorporationArchived
2012-09-05Companies and close corporations address of actual business premises requiredCompanies and close corporations address of actual business premises requiredArchived
2012-09-03CIPC closure – between Christmas (2012) to new year (2013)CIPC closure – between Christmas (2012) to new year (2013)Archived
2012-08-29Filing of company and external company annual returns only electronicallyFiling of company and external company annual returns only electronicallyArchived
2012-08-29Operational requirements for lodging co-operatives documents and collection of documents from CIPCOperational requirements for lodging co-operatives documents and collection of documents from CIPCArchived
2012-08-16Confirmation of Customer Account Balance as at 31 July 2012Please note that CIPC has embark on the process of reconciling its records with the customersArchived
2012-07-12Cash payments for CIPC servicesCash payments for CIPC services to regarding payment servicesArchived
2012-07-12Applications for COR39 password requests for director changesApplications for COR39 password requests for director changesArchived
2012-07-12Transfer of name reservations under regulation 11 of the regulations to the Companies Act, 2008 (CoR11.1)Transfer of name reservations under regulation 11 of the regulations to the Companies Act, 2008 (CoR11.1)Archived
2012-06-06Registration of business namesThe purpose of this notice is to provide an update to the public regarding the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008Archived
2012-05-09Pending final deregistration of businessesPending final deregistration of businessesArchived
2012-04-16Timelines for collection of documentsTimelines for collection of documentsArchived
2012-04-16Extension of compliance periodExtension of compliance periodArchived
2012-04-04Closure of the CIPC Pretoria self service centreClosure of the CIPC Pretoria self service centreArchived
2012-04-04CIPC System ProblemsCIPC System ProblemsArchived
2012-04-04CIPC System ProblemsCIPC System ProblemsArchived
2012-04-03Exemption from full compliance with outstanding requirements (Co-operatives)Exemption from full compliance with outstanding requirements (Co-operatives)Archived
2012-04-03Exemption from full compliance with outstanding requirements (Co-operatives)Exemption from full compliance with outstanding requirements (Co-operatives)Archived
2012-03-29Waiver in respect of penalty fees due for the late filing of 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 annual returnsWaiver in respect of penalty fees due for the late filing of 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 annual returnsArchived
2012-03-22Searches_disclosuresSearches_disclosuresArchived
2012-03-14Inspectors Report – Global Call Centre SolutionsInspectors Report – Global Call Centre SolutionsArchived
2012-03-14Inspectors Report – Global Call Centre SolutionsInspectors Report – Global Call Centre SolutionsArchived
2012-02-22Filing of financial statements for 2012 - 2013Filing of financial statements for 2012 - 2013Archived
2012-02-22Lodging of financial statementsLodging of financial statementsArchived
2012-02-08New call centre approachNew call centre approachArchived
2012-01-18Notice to Customers Regarding Name ReservationsNotice to Customers Regarding Name ReservationsActive
2011-12-23CashOfficeHoursOPBDCCash Office Hours OPBDCArchived
2011-12-20Electronic CoR39 PasswordsElectronic CoR39 PasswordsActive
2011-12-08Semi Office ClosureSemi Office Closure 2011Archived
2011-11-23Incorrect Billing of Annual Returns - Affected EnterprisesIncorrect Billing of Annual Returns - Affected EnterprisesArchived
2011-11-08Use of intermediaries – be aware of fraudMany CIPRO customers make use of intermediaries such as company secretaries, accounting officers, legal practitionersArchived
2011-09-23Extended Hours: CIPC Contact CentreCIPC customers are advised that Contact Centre numbers will extend its hours of operationsArchived
2011-08-05Conversion from one type of company to anotherConversion from one type of company to anotherArchived
2011-08-05Unlocking Codes: Change of DirectorshipUnlocking Codes: Change of DirectorshipArchived
2011-08-05Enhanced Functionality for Electronic Changes to company directors (CM29)Enhanced Functionality for Electronic Changes to company directors (CM29)Archived
2011-08-05Debiting of Customer Codes due to Incorrect Annual Returns BillingDebiting of Customer Codes due to Incorrect Annual Returns BillingArchived
2011-08-05Update of Incorrect Annual Returns BillingUpdate of Incorrect Annual Returns BillingArchived
2011-08-03Inspectors Report – Mayfair Mining (SA) (PTY) LTD Inspectors Report – Mayfair Mining (SA) (PTY) LTD Archived
2011-08-03Inspectors Report – Mayfair Mining (SA) (PTY) LTD Inspectors Report – Mayfair Mining (SA) (PTY) LTD Archived
2011-07-30Alternative Solution to Name SearchAlternative Solution to Name Search - customers are advised that the name search on the website has been de-activated.Archived
2011-07-25CIPC not the originator of the SMSCIPC not the originator of the SMS regarding deregistrationArchived
2011-07-06Submittance of Annual ReturnsSubmittance of Annual ReturnsArchived
2011-06-20Release of Annual return restoration application on CIPC websiteRelease of Annual return restoration application on CIPC websiteArchived
2011-06-08CIPC has no agentsCIPC is aware that there are individuals around CIPC offices in Sunnypark who claim to be able to assist members of the public with company registration, accounting lettersActive
2011-05-12Inspection of documents – Close corporations and Companies Administrative Regulations.Inspection of documents – Close corporations and Companies Administrative Regulations.Archived
2011-04-26Customer Registration Process.CIPC has identified that customers details (customer codes) are outdated and in some instances there is limited contact or identifying informationArchived
2011-04-26Non Profit Companies to Comply with Annual ReturnsNon Profit Companies to Comply with Annual ReturnsActive
2011-03-16Deposit ThresholdCIPRO currently operates on prepaid system and customer are allowed to deposit any amount at CIPRO customer's account to ensure that funds are available in order to process required transaction.Archived
2011-01-28Extension of deadline for submission of annual returnsExtension of deadline for submission of annual returnsArchived
2010-12-14Guidance Note: Annual return restoration process for entities final deregistered 16 July 2010Guidance Note: Annual return restoration process for entities final deregistered 16 July 2010Archived
2010-12-09Guidance Document wrt control measures introduced recentlyGuidance Document wrt control measures introduced recentlyArchived
2010-12-03Electronic Patent Journal PublicationElectronic Patent Journal PublicationArchived
2010-10-26Update on SAPO delivery of mailUpdate on SAPO delivery of mailArchived
2010-10-19Deregistration annual return non-complianceDeregistration annual return non-complianceArchived
2010-10-19Update on Annual Returns restoration processUpdate on Annual Returns restoration processArchived
2010-10-14Guidance Note: Annual return restoration process for entities final deregistered 16 July 2010Guidance Note: Annual return restoration process for entities final deregistered 16 July 2010Archived
2010-10-06Enhanced functionality for electronic changes to company directors (CM29)Enhanced functionality for electronic changes to company directors (CM29)Archived
2010-09-16Discontinuation of electronic CM29 applicationsDiscontinuation of electronic CM29 applicationsArchived
2010-09-16Additional requirements – Manual CM29sAdditional requirements – Manual CM29sArchived
2010-09-09Restoration procedure for final deregistered companies and close corporationsRestoration procedure for final deregistered companies and close corporationsActive
2010-09-09Annual return non compliance on companies and close corporation.Annual return non compliance on companies and close corporation.Archived
2010-09-09Restoration procedure for final deregistered companies and close corporationsRestoration procedure for final deregistered companies and close corporationsArchived
2010-08-04New requirements for the manual CM29s (Certified ID copies)New requirements for the manual CM29s (Certified ID copies)Archived
2010-05-21Extension of final annual returnsExtension of final annual returnsArchived
2010-03-19Waiver of penaltiesWaiver of penaltiesArchived
2009-12-18Correction of non compliance with annual returns (In Deregistration)Correction of non compliance with annual returns (In Deregistration)Archived
2009-10-06Customer Verification ProcessCustomer Verification ProcessArchived
2009-09-02CIPRO Publications (Formerly in the Government Gazette) now available onlineCIPRO Publications (Formerly in the Government Gazette) now available onlineArchived
2009-06-02Government gazette - Co-operatives Amendment Bills- Interested parties to submit comments on two Co-operative Amendment Bills Government gazette - Co-operatives Amendment Bills- Interested parties to submit comments on two Co-operative Amendment Bills Archived
2009-02-26CM29 Electronic LodgmentCM29 Electronic LodgmentActive
2008-08-25Introduction of annual returns – 1 September 2008.Introduction of annual returns – 1 September 2008.Archived
2008-08-25Annual Return PilotAnnual Return PilotArchived
2008-07-17CK2 changes – R30 fee for part A (Literal and Shortened Names), Description of Principal Business and Date of end of financial year.CK2 changes – R30 fee for part A (Literal and Shortened Names), Description of Principal Business and Date of end of financial year.Archived
2008-06-30Waiver for Companies Annual ReturnWaiver for Companies Annual ReturnArchived
2005-01-02NOTICE IN TERMS OF REGULATION 3(1) OF THE DESIGNS REGULATIONS, 1999Notice is hereby given that all fees to be paid in pursuance of the Designs Act, 1993, and the Designs Regulations, 1999, must, with effect from 1 July 2005, be paid either by the following meansArchived
1969-12-31Waiver in respect of penalty fees due to the late filing of annual returns until 30 September 2013CIPC acknowledges that customers are experiencing intermittent down time of its system, as indicated in notice date 1 February 2013Archived
Additional Requirements for Close Corporation AmendmentsAdditional Requirements for Close Corporation AmendmentsActive
CIPC Clarification: Company HijackingsCIPC Clarification: Company HijackingsArchived
Government gazette - Co-operatives Amendment Bills- Interested parties to submit comments on two Co-operative Amendment Bills Government gazette - Co-operatives Amendment Bills- Interested parties to submit comments on two Co-operative Amendment Bills Archived
Extension of the transitional period provided for in section 97(2) of the Co-Operatives Act, No. 14 of 2005 ("the Act").Extension of the transitional period provided for in section 97(2) of the Co-Operatives Act, No. 14 of 2005 ("the Act").Archived
Backlog Report on Co-Operative RegistrationsBacklog Report on Co-Operative RegistrationsArchived
Co-Ops Transitional RequirementsCo-Ops Transitional RequirementsArchived
Notice of Commencement of co-operatives act, 2005Notice of Commencement of co-operatives act, 2005Archived
Accreditation of Collecting SocietiesAccreditation of Collecting SocietiesArchived
Regulations on Collecting SocietiesRegulations on Collecting SocietiesArchived
Cinematograph Films Payment MethodsCinematograph Films Payment MethodsArchived
Cinematograph Films Payment MethodsCinematograph Films Payment MethodsArchived
Draft amendments to IP Regulations (Notice 1172 of 2006)Draft amendments to IP Regulations (Notice 1172 of 2006)Archived
Amendments to cinematography (English final in June 2005)Amendments to cinematography (English final in June 2005)Archived
Copyright in Cinematography (GN986 in Gazette 28104)Copyright in Cinematography (GN986 in Gazette 28104)Active
Patents (GN 989 in Gazette 28104)Patents (GN 989 in Gazette 28104)Active
Designs (GN 989 in Gazette 28104)Designs (GN 989 in Gazette 28104)Archived
Notice to all CIPRO Customers (annual returns)Notice to all CIPRO Customers (annual returns)Archived
Update on Introduction of Annual ReturnsUpdate on Introduction of Annual ReturnsArchived
Website down time 24 October from 11h00 until 11h30Kindly be advised that the CIPC website will be unavailable from 11h00 until 11h30 on Friday, 24 October 2014 due to maintenance.Archived
25/11/2014Delay in issuing certificates and filing confirmationsDue to the high uptake of our electronic services, the CIPC system is experiencing delays in the issuing of registration certificates for new company registrations and filing confirmations for annual returns, after the processing of such services. Archived
23 of 2015ICT Maintanance shceduled downtimeKindly be advised that the CIPC website will be down from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on 10th May 2015 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
36 of 2015ICT Maintenance Sunday 21 June 2015 from 08:00 to 18:00The following service will not be accessible during this period: - Network - Website - EmailArchived
48 of 2015ICT MaintenanceKindly be advised that there will be downtime on 24 Sep 2015 from 10h00 until 11h00 for scheduled maintenance.Archived
50 of 2015Payment ReferencingKindly be advised when depositing funds to the CIPC bank account, a customer is required to only use their CUSTOMER CODE as the payment reference. The customer reference is the log on details and should not exceed 6 (six) characters.Active
55 of 2015Semi office closureNotice is hereby given in terms of and for the purpose of the Acts mentioned in the Scheduled below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Friday 27 November 2015.....Archived
55 of 2015Semi office closureNotice is hereby given in terms of and for the purpose of the Acts mentioned in the Scheduled below, that CIPC will be closed to the public from 10h00 on Friday 27 November 2015.....Active
Notice 4 of 2016NON-SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND LATE SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTSCIPC has been administering the Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008 as amended since 01 May 2011 and in terms of the same Act, Section 187 (3) “The Commission must promote the reliability of financial statements by, among other things (a) monitoring patterns of compliance with, and contraventions of, financial reporting standards; and (b) making recommendations to the Council for amendments to financial reporting standards, to secure better reliability and compliance”Active
10 of 2016EnquiriesCustomers are advised to re-submit their enquiries logged via the CIPC website before the 31st December 2015, if no response has been received to date. Archived
Notice 14 of 2016System Downtime from 12:30 - 13:30CIPC is experiencing technical problems and slow response times in its website and identified e-lodgements applicationsActive
Notice 31 of 2016System IssuesKindly take note that that the CIPC internal systems are experiencing technical problems. As such, there may be delays in processing received transactions. The matter is receiving urgent attention by our IT Technicians.Active
Notice 30 of 2016Additional Email Addresses for Improved Service DeliveryKindly note that the following email addresses have been created for ease of submission of the following documents:- rights offers, share schemes and compromisesActive
38 0f 2016Active
4 of 2017File transition project – impact on business operationsAlthough all CIPC files have been relocated to the new warehouse, the capturing of files received “without barcodes” and/or those with “damaged barcades” are still being processed.Active
Notice number 37 of 2017Call Centre UnavailableCall Centre Unvailable from 12:00 till 16:00 Thursday 2017Active
Notice number 41 of 2017System DowntimeQuery Resolution System Downtime on the 19th July 2017Active
Notice 56 of 2017Website unavailability noticePlease note that CIPC website will not be available from Saturday the 28 October to 29 October 2017.Active
Notice 18 of 2018Scheduled System MaintenanceSystem shutdown from Friday, 04 May 2018 to Monday, 07 May 2018Active
Notice 43 of 2018Downtime for maintenance System unavailability on Sunday the 8th July from 08:00 - 15:000Active