Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
|Postal||PO Box 429, Pretoria, 0001|
|Physical||The dti Campus, Entfutfukweni, Block F, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002|
|Tel||086 100 2472|
OverviewSince its inception in May 2011, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has been undergoing a sustained and rapid transformation in order to improve its service delivery and to contribute meaningfully to South Africa's developmental and economic needs.
CIPC has come a long way from being an administrative organisation with little or no regulatory focus; an almost exclusively manual, paper-based process, resulting in capturing errors and lost documents; and plagued by outdated and unrealiable ICT infrastructure and ICT governance. Great strides have been made with the mordernisation of the organisation through the upgrading of its ICT infrastructure and the introduction of new and improved online services for company registration, name reservations, annual returns, director and member changes, financial year-end changes, address changes, and trademark, patent, design and copyright in film applications.
CIPC plans to digitise all its business processes to ensure ease, speed of transacting and availability anywhere in the world, 24/7. Self-service terminals (SSTs) were introduced in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, offering an opportunity for service delivery as they provide automated services that are linked to biometric verification of transacting parties. In 2014, an office providing a dedicated service to listed companies was established.
CIPC has continued collaboration efforts with major banks such as FNB, ABSA and STD bank, key partners such as SARS, TRANSNET and DHA, to provide more integrated services and an increase in the choice of channels for improving the ease of doing business. CIPC is also honoured to host a One-Stop-Investment Centre for foreign nationals as a collaboration partner of InvestSA.