Non Profit Company Registration

What you need to know

A Non-profit company is an entity established for the good of a community.  It does not have shareholders but beneficiaries and sometimes, Members.

Each NPC is required to have a minimum of 3 Directors and a valid South African Street Address.

We register 3 different versions of NPCs;  A standard NPC, a Tax Exempt NPC and an NPC with Members.

You will need 4 company name options for your application.


Good to know

Our price includes for 3 Directors - for each additional Director, add R100

Price :  R1500
How long does it take?   1-5 Days

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need a valid identity document for all Directors; a South African Department of Home Affairs issued ID card or green ID book, maroon refugee ID book or a valid foreign passport.  Currently asylum seekers are excluded.For foreign nationals; if you do not reside in South Africa, the company is required to have a South African physical registered address. 
This is entirely dependent on CIPC and what their turnaround time is.  Standard NPCs are processed quickest; Tax Exempt NPCs and NPCs with Members take a little longer.  
You will receive the following documents in a PDF format via email:  CoR 14.3 (Company Registration Certificate),  CoR 15.1A (Memorandum of Incorporation) and the Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting.  These are all the documents you will need to open a business bank account for your company.
A Director runs the company and must be over the age of 18.  
NPCs are non- profit companies so there are no shareholders to profit from the entities endeavours.  NPCs can have either beneficiaries or Members.  Most NPCs have beneficiaries who do not need to be specified in the MOI.   An NPC with Members is usually for a club or association such as a sports club or Body Corporate and those Members are specified on the MOI. 
No, you will need to apply to the TEU (Tax Exemption Unit) at SARS for Section 18A approval.  None of the Directors of the registered entity may be related in any way; by blood, marriage or adoption or the application will be rejected until the Directors are changed.  
Yes, absolutely.  Depending on what you would like to do, you can change pretty much everything on a company after its registered as long as you follow the correct procedure.  It is important to advise CIPC of any changes to your company such as address, financial year end and any Director changes
Annual returns are a tax levied by CIPC for your company to remain registered with CIPC and comply with company law.  Each year on the anniversary of your company’s registration the annual returns are due even if your company did not trade or made a loss.  The annual returns dues are calculated on annual turnover.  If you fail to settle your annual returns, penalties will be levied against the company.  If the annual returns and penalties continue to remain outstanding, CIPC may start a Deregistration process.  This is the point when bank accounts are frozen and fixed properties become assets of the lender.  You may be able to restore the company if you are still trading.  This is a time consuming and costly process which is best avoided.
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