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How to file beneficial ownership information

The CIPC has announced the promulgation of the amendments to the Companies Act 71 of 2008, as amended. The amendments of the Companies Act give the CIPC a mandate to request companies to file and update Beneficial Ownership information, as and when applicable.

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Companies are required to file their beneficial ownership information to the CIPC within 30 days on their company anniversary date if there has been no change throughout the year and 10 days after a change in ownership has occurred.

The following documents are required when filing your beneficial ownership (available as part of the below process):
Mandate to Lodge - Beneficial Ownership
Register of Beneficial Owners
Register of Shareholders
Verified/Certified ID/Passport for each beneficial owner (verified within the past 3 months)
Disclosure form/ organogram for complex structures

How to file beneficial ownership information with InfoDocs

Step 1: Go to the Shareholders tab and create a share register.

Step 2: Once you have created a share register, go to the Dashboard tab and click File Beneficial Ownership.

Step 3: Check the beneficial ownership information is correct. Once happy, select Next.

Step 4: You will be taken to a pop-up where you will download the supporting documents to be signed and upload them in the relevant fields. Click Upload to submit your beneficial ownership information to CIPC.

Step 6: Success! You have submitted your beneficial ownership information to CIPC.

Updated on: 06/02/2024

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