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How to register and maintain a business 2020

In your advisory capacity to current and potential clients, you need to know how companies are registered in South Africa.

R 475
Category Law
Accredited SAIBA
CPD Hours 2
Effort 2 Hours
Duration 2 Hours
Format Webinar
Level N/A
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Optional
Study Material No

What you will learn

By the end of this event the participant should understand:

  • How to choose the correct type of business out of the options available;
  • How to register the chosen business type correctly and cost-effectively; 
  • How to create and maintain an online profile with the CIPC; and 
  • How to keep the registered company CIPC compliant.

Study Units

Types of business types

How to match a client to the correct business type

CIPC online company registration

Registration with SARS

CIPC annual submissions

SARS tax returns


Who should attend

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar:

  • Bookkeeping practitioners;
  • Professional Accountants including: RA(SA), CA(SA),PA(SA) and BAP(SA);
  • Tax practitioners;
  • Entrepreneurs;
  • Accounting officers.
  • Tax practitioners.
  • Practice support staff.


South Africa has many business entity types available for entrepreneurs to choose from. As a bookkeeping/ accounting practitioner you can increase your income by  becoming a Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) customer who registers businesses on behalf of clients. 

In this webinar, join Russel Ngobeni as he takes you through the steps of registering a company correctly through the CIPC. Russel will also discuss what you need to do in order for the registered company to remain compliant. Failure by a registered company to follow CIPC requirements may lead to the entity incurring penalties/ fines or even face de-registration!





Russel Ngobeni

Russel is a registered Business Accountant in Practice through the Southern Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA), and a registered Tax practitioner through the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT). He holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of South Africa and a National Diploma in Financial Information Systems from Tshwane University of Technology.