Company Registration In South Africa (2021)

We will provide the step by step process here and help you get started
registering a company in the shortest time possible

Company Registration In South Africa (2021)

We will provide the step by step process here and help you get started registering a company in the shortest time possible

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How to register a company online in a few steps (2021)

Company registration in south africa

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Company registration has never been so easy, are you looking to start a new business be it online or even offline? Well, you are in the right place lets get started!!!

It could be that your idea is feasible. Or you have seen a potential market to make some profit.

Maybe it could be part of the requirements by the government or other agencies for you to be able to access some opportunities.

Regardless of the reason, company registration is a vital step in establishing your business. It proves to yourself (and your customers) that you are serious about offering quality service or product. 

So, what exactly is Company registration?

Simply put, Company Registration is the process of legalizing your business. The process makes it recognizable in South Africa and internationally. 

It is establishing an entity (separate from you) that will be able to trade. In addition, this entity offers a service or product and accesses tax reliefs and incentives. 

Furthermore, it contributes to the national development of your country. 

Registration of a company presents a lot of benefits and opportunities. Some of which are listed below:

8 Benefits of registering a Company (including an extra one that's very important)

  1. You become eligible for tenders.
  2. Moreover, It offers an opportunity to build your own empire.
  3. It is a lifetime investment
  4. Additionally, it increases your ability to reach out to more people and other businesses thereby broadening your client and supplier base.
  5. To add on, you will finally realize your dream of being a boss and reducing unemployment rates in your community.
  6. In South Africa, small businesses contribute to 65% of the economy. You will be part of the group that makes a positive difference in your country!
  7. As a legally registered entity, you can potentially access funding from various institutions.
  8. Small businesses in South Africa may possibly qualify for training from government and private institutions.

Subsequently, an extra benefit is your registered company becomes a means by which people get their livelihood. Isn’t it wonderful that you get to be an employer? 

Duration of registering a company.

Here are the documents you will need for registering a company;

  1. Relevant ID documents for all the shareholders of the company. 
  2. Company name of your choice.

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New Private Company Registration.

  • Minimum of 1 director required to register a private company.
  • Setup for financial gain for the shareholders (company owners).
  • The name of a private company end with “Proprietary Limited” or “(Pty) Ltd”.
  • Each incorporator of the company will become the first director of the company.
  • This business structure is ideal for entrepreneurs to run their own business with no limit on the number of directors.
  • Private companies are not allowed to offer securities to the public and are also restricted from transferring their shares.
  • The total all-inclusive registration cost is R 995 for the company name reservation and company incorporation (registration).

Applicant information

Non-Profit Company Registration

  • The name of a Non-Profit Company will end with “NPC”.
  • Incorporated by at least 3 persons for public benefit, social activities, communal or group Interest, etc.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 directors.
  • The primary objective is to be a benefit to the public and not to make a profit.
  • Income/property may not be distributed to the incorporators, members, directors, or officers.
  • The total all-inclusive registration cost is R 1,000 for the company name reservation and company incorporation.
  • All documents are lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission of South Africa.
  • The company incorporation documents will be available to download once registered.

Applicant information

Personal Liability Company Registration

  • Personal Liability Companies are granted Incorporated or “Inc” status.

  • Incorporated by 1 or more persons for financial gain for the shareholders (owners).

  • As a professional, you can register a company that you want to be personally liable for.

  • The company, its directors (past/present) are jointly liable for all debts/liabilities incurred.

  • This company type is suitable for individuals such as Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Accountants, Sole Traders, etc.

  • The total all-inclusive registration cost is R 800 for the company name reservation and company incorporation.

  • All documents are lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission of South Africa.

  • The company incorporation documents will be available to download once registered.

Applicant information