|Applying for a CIPC Certificate to operate during Lockdown
This certificate can be obtained online via the Biz Portal Site: https://www.bizportal.gov.za/essential_service.aspx
CIPC only control companies and closed corporations.
False declaration by the company is a criminal offence and will result in prosecution. This certificate may be revoked if there are changes to the regulations or to improve implementation of the lockdown.
Please use the following enterprise number format when requesting a new certificate.
If you are a company registered:
BEFORE 1 May 2011: M2010123456
AFTER 1 May 2011: K2014123456
If you are a:
Close Corporation: B2011123456
Please note further that employers who have a certificate for 16 to 30 April 2020, do not need to reapply. Despite this, some employers have experienced difficulties with the old certificates not being accepted.
Therefore, it may be prudent to acquire an updated certificate.