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Company Deregistrations

A company can be deregistered either automatically by failing to file annual returns or manually by referring the company for deregistration to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”). Deregistration will begin automatically when a company fails to file two or more annual returns. The CIPC will then notify the company to inform them of […]

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Annual Returns

All companies (including external companies) and close corporations are required by law to lodge their annual returns with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”) within a certain period of time every year. An annual return is a statutory requirement in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (as amended) and the Close Corporations Act 69 […]

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How to resign a company secretary

Resigning or removing a company secretary from your company profile on InfoDocs is easy and simple. Follow these simple instructions: Log in to your InfoDocs account here. If you don’t already have an account, register for a free trial. Step 1: Simply navigate to the Directors tab in your company profile, click on the Company secretary you wish to resign, […]

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How to appoint a company secretary

A company is required by law to appoint a Company Secretary within 40 days of the date of incorporation. The appointed individual must be a permanent resident of South Africa.  Appointing a Company Secretary is easy with InfoDocs. Step 1: Simply navigate to the Directors tab and under Actions, click on Appoint Officer. Step 2: In the box that […]

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Why is the director status not updating?

You have just submitted a director change, but the director status on the company’s profile is stuck on “Pending”. This might be a problem when you urgently need to print registers or resolutions. There could be a number of reasons why the director status has not yet updated. You submitted the director change through CIPC: […]

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Companies Act Series – Part 5

Part 5: Voluntary winding-up of solvent companies in terms of the Companies Act By Dommisse Attorneys on 1st March 2016 Although any mention of the “winding-up” or liquidation of a business enterprise has the tendency to attract negative sentiments in the commercial world, the voluntary winding-up of a solvent company remains a useful and practical […]

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Observations on Company Names

By Dommisse Attorneys on 21st September 2017 Choosing a name for your new company may seem simple, but what may not be clear is that you cannot call your company whatever you want, as South African law regulates what a company name can and cannot be. Section 11 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 […]

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Share Capital: What to consider?

By Dommisse Attorneys on 2nd June 2016 The monies raised by a company through the issue of shares is commonly referred to as the share capital of that company. The Companies Act, 71 of 2008 (as amended) (“Companies Act“) regulates certain aspects regarding share capital, which every director, shareholder and potential investor should be aware […]

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How to register a new company

InfoDocs allows you to register private companies directly with CIPC. Benefits include our name availability test, pre-populated inaugural minutes, appointment letters, registers, share certificates and more. Start off by logging into your profile. On the top-right of the Portfolio page, click Add Company and then New Company Registration. We currently only support company registrations with […]

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What is the difference between AFS and FAS on CIPC?

The final step of submitting your annual return requires that you either submit a Financial Accountability Supplement (“FAS”) or Annual Financial Statements (“AFS”). This selection will depend on whether your company requires a financial audit or not. Companies that require an audit must submit their audited AFS to the CIPC in a standardized financial reporting […]