The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”) registers Companies and Co-operatives in South Africa. CIPC is a member of the dti group.
Reserve a name for your company
As the business founder, you can secure a name for your business by reserving ta name or using a name that has been previously approved. You can also use the registration number provided by CIPC as the name of your company. You can reserve a name for your company by visiting the CIPC offices or via their website: cipc.co.za. Click on “on-line transactions” and select “name reservations”.
You would need to enter between 1 and 4 proposed business names. These are entered in order of your preference.
Register at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
You can register your company by visiting the CIPCS or using one of the 4 different ways listed below: