New CIPC Compliance Checklist Mandatory for Companies from 1 January 2020

On the 13th August 2019, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commissioner (“CIPC”) issued Notice 52 of 2019 announcing the introduction of a new requirement for companies to declare its compliance status in the form of a Compliance Checklist.

The Compliance Checklist requires that companies confirm their compliance with specific sections of the Companies Act, No.71 of 2008, as amended, (“the Companies Act”). The CIPC indicated that as from 1 January 2020, all companies would be required to file their Compliance Checklist prior to the submission of their CIPC annual return.

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