CIPC updated requirements during extended lockdown:

Dear Member

Kindly be advised of the updated requirements of practices registered with CIPC during the extended lockdown period.  Solus practices ONLY need to be in possession of their valid HPCSA registration as well as a the “Permit to Perform Essential Service” as circulated previously.  

Companies, which are registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a new certificate from the BizPortal website for the extended period, which begins tomorrow 17 April 2020. 

Visit to edit and/or apply for your certificate.

The certificate will be sent via email using the details provided at the time of registration and will also be available for download from today. Companies will receive the certificates from today and the full list of registered companies will have received their certificates by the weekend.

The new certificate will clearly state that it is for the extended lockdown period, beginning 17 April 2020, and South African Police Service officials will be told which certificates to look for.

Certificates issued before today will no longer be valid and must be disposed of. To provide time for businesses to adjust to the new requirements, the new certificates will be available to be displayed from start of business on Monday, 20 April 2020.

The department reminds the public that possession of the CIPC certificate is still subject to the company fully complying with the applicable Lockdown Regulations and is a record of the company’s details, and does not in itself constitute the right to continue operating during the period.