8. Do new (Pty) Ltd’s require an Annual General Meeting?
9. Will I be able to do member changes and name changes to my CC after 1 May 2011?
Yes, everything as per normal.
10. Can I convert my CC to a new (Pty) Ltd?
11. If I do a name application, in case I want to use it later, how long will my name remain as reserved?
Six months - Note not available online at the current time
12. What is a potentially contested name?
If a name is similar to an existing company, the Commission may reserve the name as potentially contested. The Commission will then supply the applicant the contact details of the existing Company. The onus is then on the applicant to inform the existing company of the pending name. The existing company then has three months to object to the Companies Tribunal. Note this is uncommon at the current time.
13. What is the Companies Tribunal?
It is an institution set up to handle dispute resolution, for example conflicting name disputes.
14. When must I complete my annual return?
To avoid penalties you must complete your annual return within 30 business days from the anniversary registration date of the company. Add your company to your annual return page to receive emails on the due month.
15. If my CC is deregistered due to non-payment of annual returns, will the Commission restore my CC?
Yes. You will have to pay the restoration fee followed by the annual returns that are outstanding. The total fee often comes to approximately around R1200. Note however you may loose your company name if it has been deregistered for longer than six months.