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How to resign a company secretary

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A company is required by law to appoint a Company Secretary within 40 days of the date of incorporation. Company secretaries play an important role in the compliance of a business as they are responsible for a number of compliane duties as set out in section 88 of the Companies Act

Step 1: Simply navigate to the Directors tab in your company profile, click on the Company secretary you wish to resign, and select Terminate Appointment.

Step 2: Then stipulate the date of resignation/removal, and select the reason for termination. There are three options to choose from: resigned, removed, or deceased. Click on Save to continue.

Step 3: InfoDocs will generate an ordinary resolution along with a letter of resignation. Download and save these documents, or find them in the Template Library later.

Step 4: In order to finalise this appointment, submit the change to CIPC and send the following supporting documents to

A complete and signed CoR.44 form
A verified/certified copy of the applicant’s ID
A proof of address
Ordinary Resolution – Resignation of company secretary
Letter of resigantion

Updated on: 26/04/2023

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