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CIPC

CIPC is a Section 3(A) Public Entity established in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (as amended). It is responsible for the registration of Companies, Co-operatives, and Intellectual Property Rights.

CIPC is also responsible for the disclosure of information on business registers and regulating market conduct.

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN

Proudly South African was established in 2001, born out of the 1998 Presidential Job Summit which was convened by the late former President Nelson Mandela. Like all government initiatives, its purpose is to work to combat the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and above all, unemployment.

Proudly South African seeks to influence local procurement in the public and private sectors, to increase local production and to influence consumers to buy local in order to stimulate job creation. This is in line with government's plans to revive South Africa's economy so that millions of jobs can be created and unemployment can be reduced. The work of Proudly South African aligns with the broader National Development Plan and the Local Procurement Accord signed in October 2011.

Website: www.proudlysa.co.za

SARS

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is the nation's tax collecting authority. It is established in terms of the South African Revenue Service Act 34 of 1997 as an autonomous agency.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND (UIF)

The UIF is establish to contribute to the alleviation of poverty in South Africa by providing effective short term unemployment insurance to all workers who qualify for unemployment insurance and other related benefits.

REGISTRATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER (UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT, SECTION 56(1))

A company must, as soon as it commences activities as an employer, register with the Fund.

If the employer does not reside in the Republic, or is a body corporate not registered in the Republic, the application must include the particulars of the authorised person who is required to carry out the duties of the employer in terms of section 56 of the Unemployment Insurance Act.

An employer employing a domestic worker for more than 24 hours in a month must also register the employee for UIF. A confirmation is posted to the employer to confirm the successful registration of an employer.

WHO MUST REGISTER

All employers, as well as their employees are obliged to register and contribute to the UIF. However, an employee is excluded from contributing to the UIF if:

  • Employed by the employer for less than 24 hours a month
  • Receives remuneration under a contract of employment as contemplated in section 18(2) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No.97 of 1998)
  • Employed as an officer or employee in the national or provincial sphere of Government
  • Entered the Republic for the purpose of carrying out a contract of service, apprenticeship or learnership within the Republic. If upon termination, the employer is required by law or by the contract of service, apprenticeship or learnership, or by any other agreement or undertaking, to send home that person, or if that person needs to leave the Republic
  • The President, Deputy President, a Minister, Deputy Minister, a member of the National Assembly, a permanent delegate to the National Council of Provinces, a Premier, a member of an Executive Council or a member of a provincial legislature
  • A member of a municipal council, a traditional leader, a member of a provincial House of Traditional Leaders and a member of the Council of Traditional Leaders.

EMPLOYER TO FURNISH CHANGES TO REGISTRATION INFORMATION (UI ACT SECTION 56(3)

Every employer is obliged, before the 7th day of each month to inform the UIF Commissioner of any changes that might have taken place during the previous month regarding the employment status and employment conditions of its employees.

The Fund has an electronic declaration submission process and information can be viewed on the website www.ufiling.co.za

EMPLOYER TO CONTRIBUTE BASED ON EARNINGS (UI CONTRIBUTIONS ACT SEC 6, 8)

Every employer shall contribute 2% of earnings at the end of each month to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

UNDERSTATEMENT OF EARNINGS BASED CONTRIBUTIONS (UI CONTRIBUTIONS ACT SEC 8, 12, 13)

If the employer understates the earnings of employees and as a result contributes 2% based on the understated earnings, the Director-General of the Department of Labour may impose and recover from an employer a penalty not exceeding 10%. Penalties and interest calculated at the prescribed rate.

APPLICATION FOR COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE OR LETTER OF GOOD STANDING

The UIF compliance certificate is issued to employers who have employees, and it serves as confirmation that the employer was complying with all the UIF requirements at the date of issuing the certificate. The certificate is valid for a period of twelve months from the date of issue.

To obtain the compliance certificate please send your application to compliance@uif.gov.za on the completed UI prescribed form. For SARS employers (i.e. employers paying UIF contributions through SARS), the application must be accompanied by a valid SARS Tax Clearance Certificate.

The letter of good standing is issued to applicants who do not have employees. The certificate is also valid for a period of twelve months and the application process is the same as in the application for the compliance certificate.

INQUIRIES

Call (012) 337 1680

COMPENSATION FUND

The Compensation Fund is established to provide for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

REGISTRATION WITH COMMISSIONER

An employer must register with the Commissioner within seven days from the date on which the first employee is employed.

EMPLOYER TO KEEP RECORD

An employer must register and keep prescribed particulars of all employees for a period of at least four years.

EMPLOYER TO FURNISH RETURN OF EARNINGS

An employer must furnish returns of earning to the Compensation Fund on or before 31 March of each year.

UNDERSTATEMENT OF EARNINGS

If an employer understates earnings, the Director-General of the Department of Labour may impose and recover from the employer a fine not exceeding 10% of the difference between the amount shown and the actual amount.

RECORD KEEPING OF EMPLOYEE'S EARNINGS

In terms of the Compensation Fund Act employers are compelled to keep record of their employees' earnings for a period of at least four years. These records should be available at all times for inspection by an authorised person.

INQUIRIES

Call 0860 105 350

B-BBEE COMMISSION

The B-BBEE Commission was established by Section 13B of B-BBEE Act 46 of 2013 and has jurisdiction throughout the South Africa. It must be impartial and perform our functions without fear, favour or prejudice, in the most cost-effective manner and in accordance with the values and principles mentioned in section 195 of the Constitution. In terms of Section 13E, the Commission is financed from money that is appropriated by Parliament for the B-BBEE Commission, and money lawfully received from any other source.

The functions of the Commission are:

  • To oversee, supervise and promote adherence to the Act in the interest of the public;
  • To strengthen and foster collaboration between the public and private sector in order to promote and safeguard the objectives of broad-based black economic empowerment;
  • To receive complaints relating to broad-based black economic empowerment in accordance with the Act;
  • To investigate, either on its own initiative or in response to complaints received, any matter concerning broad-based black economic empowerment;
  • To promote advocacy; access to opportunities and educational programmes and initiatives of broad-based black economic empowerment;
  • To maintain a register of major broad-based black economic empowerment transactions, above a threshold determined by the Minister in the Gazette;
  • To receive and analyse such reports as may be prescribed concerning broad-based economic empowerment compliance from organs of state, public entities and private sector enterprises;
  • To promote good governance and accountability by creating an effective environment for the promotion and implementation of broad-based black economic empowerment;
  • To exercise such other powers which are not in conflict with the Act as may be conferred on the B-BBEE Commission in writing by the Minister; and
  • Increase knowledge of the nature and dynamics and promote public awareness of matters relating to broad-based black economic empowerment by implementing education and awareness measures, providing guidance to the public and conducting research on matters relating to its mandate and activities.

Website: www.bbbeecommission.co.za

.ZADNA

The .za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) is a not-for-profit organisation that manages and regulates the .za namespace. .ZADNA is accountable to the South African Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, but does not receive government funding which means it is exempted from complying with the Public Finance Management Act.

The Authority is mandated to:

  • Comply with international best practice in administration and management of the .za namespace in compliance with international best practice
  • Licensing and regulate registries
  • Licensing and regulate registrars for respective registries
  • Publish guidelines on —
    1. the general administration and management of the .za domain name space;
    2. the requirements and procedures for domain name registration; and
    3. the maintenance of and public access to a repository, with due regard to the policy directives which the Minister may make from time to time by notice in the Gazette.

Website: www.zadna.org.za

ABSA

Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Absa Group. We offer a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking, as well as wealth management, products and services primarily in South Africa and Africa. We’re a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to always be brave, passionate and ready so that we can make Africa proud.

CIPC's collaborative efforts with the banks has seen ABSA offering the facilitation of company registration, at no additional cost to the customer. This has assisted with CIPC's footprint and accessibility of CIPC company registration services.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB)

FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. FirstRand Bank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstRand Limited, and has a number of divisions, including Rand Merchant Bank (the investment bank), FNB (the retail and commercial bank) and WesBank (the instalment finance provider). As a financial institution, FNB provides personal, private, business, commercial and corporate banking services to millions of customers across South Africa.

CIPC's collaborative efforts with the banks has seen FNB offering the facilitation of company registration, at no additional cost to the customer. This has assisted with CIPC's footprint and accessibility of CIPC company registration services.

NEDBANK

Nedbank Group is incorporated in the Republic of South Africa. We offer solutions through our frontline clusters, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Nedbank Retail and Business Banking, Nedbank Wealth and the Rest of Africa. Nedbank Retail and Business Banking takes care of all our individual clients.

CIPC's collaborative efforts with the banks have seen Nedbank offering the facilitation of company registration and BBBEE certificates for Exempted Micro Enterprises, at no additional cost to the customer. This has assisted with CIPC's footprint and accessibility of CIPC company registration services.

STANDARD BANK

Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets, offering a range of banking and related financial services across sub-Saharan Africa. Our strategy is to be an African focused, client-centred, digitally enabled universal financial services organisation, which drives Africa’s growth and creates value for all our stakeholders. Our clients are at the centre of everything we do.

SASFIN BANK

Sasfin is "beyond a bank". We challenge ourselves to create tailor-made products and solutions that suit our clients’ needs – whether they are entrepreneurs or investors. We go beyond the traditional expectations of the financial services industry and strive to deliver solutions with exceptional personalised service.

Our countrywide footprint and comprehensive range of products and services form a strong basis for growth in loans and advances to select businesses, and assets under management and advisement for investors, as we assist our growing client base while achieving acceptable returns on investment.