Cipc Company Registration

There are five types of companies that you can register.  If you wish to run a franchise business, you would register a private company.  If you wish to register a church, you would register a non-profit company.  A private school could be registered as a private company or non-profit company, depending on its objectives. 

Click here for step by step guide for new company registration via New E-Services.

An association of professionals such as lawyers, doctors, civil engineers etc, may be registered as a personal liability company.  For personal liability companies, it is recommended that you consult the relevant regulatory or registration authority of such profession to confirm the type of company registration required

A company registration may vary between R125 and R475 (R125 for a private company, R475 for a non-profit company registered without members).

You can register a Company or Co-operative with CIPC.
Click on the relevant type of enterprise you would like to register.


Private Company

Public Company

Register a public company

Non-Profit Company

Personal Liability Company

Personal Liability Company

State Owned Company

State Owned Company

External (Foreign) Company

How long does it take to register a company on CIPC?

They should process all applications in date order but this is not always the case. Currently names are taking about one to seven business days, as soon as you receive the name and submit for registration it can also take one to seven business days, anywhere in between.