Anyone can register a company. Click Here to register a company

It takes 2 working days to reserve a name. To get the entire process completed takes a maximum of 3 weeks.

Six months

You name will expire if you do not use it after 6 months

Yes, you can register a company with just one person who will be the director and the shareholder.

We offer a host of business registration services at competitive prices. Click here for our complete price list.

Yes, one or all the directors of a company can be foreigners, as long as the registered address of the company is in South Africa.

If the foreign national has not been issued with a South African ID, an affidavit must be provided stating the following:

  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Citizenship
  • A statement of the intention to register a Company in South Afica
  • The reason why no identity document can be supplied

This affidavit must then be signed and stamped by a commissioner of oaths or a police officer (You can do an affidavit at any South African Police Station).

Yes

Below is an illustration of how this will work

  1. On 5 May you apply for a company registration and with names
  2. On 11 May your company is registered as 2011/123123/07 (Pty) Ltd
  3. On 11 May, your receive registration papers with the name 2011/123123/07 (Pty) Ltd which you can trade with
  4. 1) On 5 June, your names are approved and you now start trading as “Best Business (Pty) Ltd” (example)

We believe that this is a brilliant innovation by The Commission which will ensure that no unnecessary losses are incurred by anyone who is registering a business.

1 May 2011

No, it is now called The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC” or “The Commission” for short)

As soon as you have submitted the application form, signed and returned the Limited Power of Attorney and faxed through or emailed your proof of payment, we begin the process of registering your company.

We start with Step 1, which is the process of registering the name of your company, this process can take anything from.

Once your name has been approved, we complete the rest of your registration documents and submit these to the CIPC.

Once the CIPC has processed these, they will provide us with your final registration documents which you will be able to use to trade. This process takes a further.

Therefore, the total registration time will be between.

Please note that if you delay in sending us any documents that we require from you (such as ID’s, etc) this will cause unnecessary delays

  • SARS Registrations
    • Same day (Income Tax Registration)
    • Same day* (Tax Clearance Certificate)
    • 21 working days (VAT registration)
    • Same day* (PAYE registration)
  • Other Registrations
    • 14 working days (UIF Registration with the Department of Labour)
    • 21 working days (Registration for Workmans Compensation)
    • 8 to 12 weeks (NPO Registrations)
    • 8 weeks (Registration of Co-Operative)
    • 2 to 4 weeks (Conversion from CC to Company)

All companies that register CCs and Companies are subject to CIPRO timelines. All CC and Company registration timelines quoted are CIPRO timelines. Rapid Business Registrations works on a NO BACKLOG basis.

* Same day process will only happen if you are compliant.

Anyone can use this website. Our clients range from accountants, lawyers, bookkeepers, entrepreneurs and individuals. At My Business Registrations, we have endeavoured to create a simple to use website that anyone can operate regardless of computer literacy. The website is designed to enable you to quickly place you order and then go about your business in the confidence that your service request is in good hands.

Please click here to go to our home page where you can select the registration service that you would like.

For each registration you will be required to complete an online application form or online enquiry form. In the case of online application form we will inform you of the exact documents that you need to send to us in addition to the application form (ID, Power of Attorney). In the case of online enquiry forms, we will contact you within 24 hours and will inform you of the registration process and documents required for that particular business registration.

This is the designated person who is responsible for receiving important legal and tax documents on behalf of the business as required by SARS.

Registration is only necessary if there are reasonable grounds for believing that turnover in the next twelve months will exceed R1 million.

A Company can also register voluntarily if turnover in a 12 month period has exceeded R50 000 or is likely to exceed R50 000. The Company will need to be able to provide invoices and a bank statement to prove this revenue.

All Companies have to register to Income Tax immediately after incorporation.

Yes, once your Company has been registered you will receive more information from our sister company about the following services

    • Accounting and auditing
    • Preparation of files for audit
    • Bookkeeping
    • Preparation of budgets
    • Setting up of financial systems and cash flow management systems
    • Business plans and business improvement plans
    • Financial due diligence
    • Sale of financial software
    • Submission of all SARS returns

Yes, The Company will then be known by its registration number. We understand the your company and it’s name, means a lot to you. We therefore encourage you to register you company with a name.

Name reservation will still take a long time, up to 1 Month.

However, under the New Companies Act, the registration of the Company will happen in a few days and you will be able to start trading

“While you wait for the Name to be approved !!!”

Below is an illustration of how this will work

  1. On 5 May you apply for a company registration and with names
  2. On 11 May your company is registered as 2011/123123/07 (Pty) Ltd
  3. On 11 May, your receive registration papers with the name 2011/123123/07 (Pty) Ltd which you can trade with
  4. 1) On 5 June, your names are approved and you now start trading as “Best Business (Pty) Ltd” (example)

We believe that this is a brilliant innovation by The Commission which will ensure that no unnecessary losses are incurred by anyone who is registering a business.
In a (PTY) Ltd you can have minimum of 1 director and a maximum of 20 directors and shareholders.

No, in terms of the New Consumer Protection Act, Companies may no longer use “Trading As” names

All registered CC’s will continue operating as CC’s indefinitely.

However, be careful to submit your annual returns so as not to let your CC get deregistered.

If a CC is deregistered, you will have to register a New Company and will lose your CC registration number

No

However, if you choose to have an auditor, we can appoint one on your behalf

Yes