Tag Archives | CIPC

WC creating linkages for buyers and sellers

Some 500 local suppliers in the Western Cape can now enlist on an integrated electronic procurement network, following the launch of the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) access to markets programme. Supply Chain Network, which uses an online system to connect buyers and sellers, has been appointed to manage the programme.… [Continue Reading]

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CIPC helps owner make dreams come true

Maxwell Miselo was able to realise his dream of running a successful transport and freight business after he approached the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to protect his business’s assets. With only one vehicle to kickstart his shuttle and trucking enterprise, Soyisile Transport Services, Miselo wanted to formalise his business, protect his company’s intellectual… [Continue Reading]

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Practical tips for starting your business

Starting a business, anywhere around the world, is a daunting task. Starting a business in South Africa, however, is made incredibly difficult by frustrating red tape, sometimes enough for many to give up on their dreams. In the 12 years that I have been involved in business, either as founding entrepreneur or business partner,  I’ve… [Continue Reading]

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Paul Crankshaw

How to start a Co-operative

Worldwide, some 800 million people are members of co-operatives, and it is estimated that co-operatives employ about 100 million people, but what is a co-operative? As the name suggests, a co-operative is all about working together toward a common goal. This goal could be saving money or building houses, but in this article we are… [Continue Reading]

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CIPC online services upgraded

Like many organisations in the digital age, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has moved to offer subscribers and businesses a host of online services. As a result, the CIPC currently offer these online services:  Registrations as a customer: Provides information on how to register as a customer (precursor to any filings with the… [Continue Reading]

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Submit returns directly to CIPC

Emails from intermediaries have been doing the rounds advising business owners that they will be deregistered or liable for extra fees if they do not file their annual returns with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). According to Karin Coode, CIPC spokesperson, these emails should not be completely ignored even though it is possibly… [Continue Reading]

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Lionel October

Beware of bogus ‘agents’

The Director-General of Trade and Industry, Lionel October, issued a strong message of caution to business owners to be wary of using so-called “consultants” to assist them to register or change the details of companies with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). “There are small businesses who are falling prey to consultants who are… [Continue Reading]

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