A Non-Profit Company without members and with a standard MOI(CoR15.1C) may be registered manually and electronically. For more information on registering a non-profit company, click here.

To register, 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.

Deposit funds

Deposit R125 for company registration without a name reservation or R175 for a company registration with a name reservation into the CIPC bank account.  For the bank account details, click here.  Use your customer code as reference when depositing money into the CIPC bank account.

Reserve a Corporate Name

For more information about name reservation, click here.  Any company may be registered with or without a company name.  If a reserved name is not included in the initial application, the company will be registered with its enterprise number. A name may be added at a later stage through a name amendment. A name amendment requires an approved name reservation and a special resolution to effect a change to the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI).

To reserve a company name, follow these steps:

  • Click on”On-line transacting”/Name Reservation;
  • Login using your Customer Code and Password;
  • Click on Name Reservations/Proposed Name;
  • Click on “Proposed Names”;
  • Capture one to four names in order of preference. Please ensure that you capture the names accurately. If you make an error, you will need to apply for a name change at a later stage;
  • Click on “Submit Proposed Name”. 
  • A screen will display, indicating if the exact name test was successful or not.  If the test for one of the proposed names was not successful, it will be indicated with a cross.  Click on Back and propose another name if you want to add another name.  Click on Lodge Name Reservation.
  • The next screen will indicate that the proposed name(s) has been reserved, and provide you with a reservation number.  Click on either Back to Name Reservations or on Home.
  • You will receive an SMS and email confirmation of the name reservation with the reference number of the reservation.

icons-time.pngThe service delivery standard for a name reservation is 5 working days from the date of submission.

icons-print.pngPrint and complete the following forms relating to incorporation:

If you wish to appoint an auditor, audit committee members and/or company secretary, download and complete CoR14.1 Annexure D.  It is not mandatory to appoint any of these for a non-profit company, unless the company is directly or indirectly incorporated by the state, and organ of state, a state owned company, and international entity, a foreign state entity or a foreign company or if it performs a statutory, regulatory or public function.

icons-upload.png Scan and e-mail the manual completed signed documents together with supporting information to companydocs@cipc.co.za; or  and for electronic signed application documents please use Upload functionality on the website.
icons-doc.pngThe following supporting documents must be included in your e-mail:

  • Confirmation notice of name reservation - CoR9.4 (if applicable)
  • Certified identity copy of applicant
  • Certified identity copy of all incorporators and directors; lodgement of a passport copy is only accepted as proof of identity for non-residents of South Africa. For South African residents a green bar-coded/ smart  ID copy must be lodged (certified).”
  • Power of attorney (if applicable)

Service turnaround time:  25 working days from date of tracking.

Click here to lodge an enquiry.

Important:  Queries relating to  transactions already lodged should only be submitted once the Service Turnaround Time has lapsed.

You can track the progress of your document by clicking on "Track my transactions" on the home page.  Click on  “Additional Services”, select “Customers” and then select “Document Status”. To check the tracking number, go to “Customer Transactions” under “Customers”.