How to Check if a Company is Registered in South Africa.

How to Check if a Company is Registered in South Africa – Do you know that the majority of the big companies you see around are not registered? It is true that the business landscape in South Africa is dynamic but don’t get too excited about this because some of these companies operate legally or illegally. So, how do you know if a company is registered in South Africa?

If you want to discover this on your own, comfortably sit back and read this article line by line to know how to go about the whole thing. Let’s begin!

How to Verify if a Company is Legitimate

The search for this information is relatively straightforward. All you need is access to the Internet. On your browser, you will visit the official .

CIPROZA will assist you to obtain this information. It is a platform that allows each citizen and resident to retrieve the details of companies. Usually, the service comes at a fee, and there are three types of searches.

1. Company registration

The company name search South Africa costs R88, tax included. The search provides you with these details:

  • The registration details of the firm
  • The registered name of the firm
  • Details of the directors
  • Details of auditors

To conduct this company search, you will enter the registration number of the organization. If you do not have this number, use the company status search.

2. Status Search

You will not incur any charges for checking if the company exists or not. The platform allows you free company searches in South Africa when you need to confirm the existence of a firm. However, you will pay R33 to access the following details:

  • Verification of the names for company registration
  • The registration number of the organization
  • The trading status

For this search, you do not require the registration number.

3. Director Search

The director search costs R88. For this amount, you will access this information:

  • The companies the person serves as the director
  • The registered address of the director
  • The status of the director in each of the companies

Steps to Check if a Company is Registered

Once you have opened your browser and are on the official CIPROZA website, follow these steps to conduct searches;

  • Click on the “status search” bar and enter the first few letters of your company of interest. Do not enter the character’s LTD, CC, or PTY as the database does not recognize them.
  • Register as a CIPROZA user. The information will remain confidential. Confirm your registration via your email by clicking on the confirmation link that is sent to you. If you are already registered, log into your account.
  • On the menu, click on the status search again and then click “get” and select the organization from the list that pops up. The organization you are searching for should be on the list.

How to Know if the Company is in Business

  1. Click the “status search” bar and enter the first characters of your firm of interest.
  2. Register for a CIPROZA account or log in if you are already registered.
  3. Click on the search status bar again and then click on “get” to get the list of organizations that start with the characters you entered.
  4. Your organization of interest should be on the list. Click on it and carry on the search process. You will be required to pay to access more information.
  5. Click on the “Confirm your order” button and follow the prompts to complete the transaction. The system works closely with PayFast to ensure that the payment process is smooth. After making the funds transfer, click “complete” then “confirm order.” Within a few seconds, you will access the information you require.

How to Gain Full Details of the Company When you have the Name

  • Follow steps 1-4 as listed above.
  • After completing the EFT, click on the “Do the Search” button.
  • After a few seconds, all the details will appear on your screen. CIPROZA does not save these details for you. If you need to keep them, right-click on your computer and click “save as.” Change the format of the file to Text File, select a name for the file, and select the location you want the file to be saved. You can also choose the print option by pressing the “Alt” and “f” keys simultaneously. On the file menu that pops up, select print.

How to Gain Details when you have the Registration Number

  1. On the CIPROZA website, select “company search” and enter the registration number using the format YYYY/#####/##
  2. Register or log in to access your account.
  3. Follow the prompts to make a payment.
  4. Click “Do the search”, and the details will appear on your screen within a few seconds. Your results will not be automatically saved. To save the information, follow step 3 above.

How to Conduct a Director Search

  • Click on “Director search” and enter the name, preferably the surname and first letter of their first name. You can also use their ID number.
  • Register or log in to your account.
  • Follow the prompts to make the payment.
  • Click “Do the search” and select the person of interest by clicking on their ID number.
  • Click “Get director links to companies” followed by “Do the search”, and the details will pop up on your screen.
  • If you wish, save the details as in Step 3 of the “Full details of the company when you have the company name” search.

Have you seen how simple it is to save yourself from working in an illegal company? The process is simple and saves you the opportunity of being scammed.

If you are sharp, you will quickly cram these steps to avoid stories that touch. However, if you find this article helpful, kindly share it with other people that do not about this information. 

StudentsandScholarship Team.

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