In South Africa, a companies registry in 2023 is by definition the South African companies house equivalent that is managed by the South African Companies House Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) who gives access to the public about companies that are active in the South African territory.
In South Africa, the companies registry aims to assist any professional entities that intends into a business relationship with a South African company like becoming its supplier or lender and who wants to conduct a background search on a firm.
In South Africa, the companies registration search is accessible to obtain the details of a company including information about directors and auditors by using the registration number of any entity against payment, however the search is free of charge for the name of the firm, the postal address, the registration number and date as well as the status of the firm when using CIPC.
In South Africa, the companies registry in 2023 proposed for free gives basic information only, however for comprehensive details a fee will be requested, in return CIPC discloses director names and shareholders along with financial statements.
SOUTH AFRICA BUSINESS REGISTER
LIST OF DIRECTORS LIST OF SHAREHOLDERS LIST OF COMPANIES GOOD STANDING CERT. AUSTRALIA BELGIUM VIRGIN ISLANDS CANADA FRANCE MONACO GERMANY ALGERIA MOROCCO TUNISIA GIBRALTAR HONG-KONG INDIA IRELAND ISLE OF MAN RUSSIA COMMERCIAL REGISTER CERTIFICATE ISRAEL ITALY JERSEY LUXEMBOURG MALAYSIA MALTA NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND NIGERIA POLAND PORTUGAL SAN MARINO INDONESIA LIECHSTENSTEIN CYPRUS PANAMA SOUTH-AFRICA SPAIN SWEDEN USA CALIFORNIA FLORIDA NEW YORK ALBANIA ANDORRA UK CHINA SWITZERLAND TURKEY BELIZE RUSSIA BRASIL MEXICO