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South Africa Business Credit Report Services
Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world.
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence.
The local International Business Credit Report Partners are able to:sp
Assess local businesses trading activities.
Update information immediately if there are any changes.
Give accurate feedback based on the local economies.
Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones.
Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in South Africa:
Location of company credit check service office(s) in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Number of South Africa Company Check staff?
How long have you been operating a South Africa company search service?
What type of business credit reports do you provide in South Africa:
Corporate business credit reports online and offline – Only offline reports
Non limited business credit reports online and offline – Offline reports only
Bespoke investigated business credit reports - Yes
What are the business credit report delivery times in South Africa?
Instant Online business credit report - No
Flash business credit report - 4 Working Days
Express business credit report – 5-7 Working Days
Normal business credit report – 7-10 Working Days
How many company registries are there in South Africa for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)?
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
South Africa Economy:
Currency: South African rand (ZAR, R)
GDP Ranking: 35th
Population: ca 58.7 million
South Africa has the 2nd largest economy in Africa, after Nigeria. It is the most industrialized and diversified economy on the continent.
Main Trading Partners of South Africa:
Do business credit reports contain negative information?
Yes, the reports include negative information
Do you provide consumer credit reports in South Africa?
Available Upon Request
Specialist Debt Recovery Service South Africa No Win No Fee
There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including South Africa debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert South Africa debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of South Africa debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local South Africa debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.
South Africa Skip Tracing Service
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including South Africa tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.
Specialist Business Credit Report Experts
There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including South Africa business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports.
South Africa Company Registry Name
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
South Africa Company Registry Address
PO Box 429, Pretoria, 0001, Physical The dti Campus, Entfutfukweni, Block F, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
Date South Africa Company Registry Established
The South Africa Company Register was established in 2011.
Language(s) of South Africa Company Registry
The South Africa Company Register is in English language only.
Number of Company Registries in South Africa
Only 1 Company Registry in South Africa
Can you search companies online for free in South Africa?
Yes, you can search for free at South Africa Company Registry.
Regulation for South Africa Company Register
Companies Act of 2008
What information can I view for free at South Africa Company Registry:
South Africa Enterprise Number
South Africa Enterprise Name
South Africa Enterprise Type
South Africa Enterprise Status
South Africa Registration Date
South Africa Physical Address
South Africa Postal Address
South Africa Directors (Name, Status, ID / Passport Number)
Do you need to register / sign up at the South Africa Company Registry?
No, you do not need to register at the South Africa Company Registry.
Number of Registered Companies in South Africa
Over 1,500,000 companies registered in South Africa
How to Register / Incorporate a company in South Africa?
You can register a company in South Africa through a South Africa company formation agent.
Minimum share capital (private limited) in South Africa
USD 1 is minimum share capital in South Africa
What is the Corporate tax rate in South Africa?
28% is corporate tax rate in South Africa
What is the VAT rate payable on sales to local customers in South Africa?
15% is VAT rate in South Africa
Types of Companies in South Africa:
South Africa Sole proprietorship/Alleeneienaar
South Africa Business trust/Trust
South Africa Partnership/Vennootskap
South Africa Companies/Maatskappye
South Africa Company limited by guarantee
South Africa Incorporated association not for gain/vereniging sonder winsoogmerk ≈ non-profit association
South Africa Companies having a share capital
South Africa Private company/privaat maatskappy: has 1 or more shareholders, one or more directors. The name must end "(Pty) Ltd"; registration number ends with 07. Registration number and directors' names must appear on all correspondence.
Section 53(b) company (unlimited liability company): ≈ professional limited liability company (PLLC) (US)
South Africa Public company/publieke maatskappy (Ltd.): has at least 7 shareholders (unless it is a wholly owned subsidiary of another company) and at least two directors. The company's name must end in "LTD"; its registration number ends in /06.
South Africa CC/BK (Close corporation/beslote korporasie): Has 1–10 non-corporate members. The name must end "CC" or "BK"; registration number ends with 23. Registration number and members' names must appear on all correspondence. On 1 May 2011 the new Companies Act (Act 71 of 2008) came into force and disallows any new incorporations under this form.
South Africa Company Documents Available:
South Africa Company Commercial Extract
South Sudan Annual Return
South Africa Certificate of Good Standing
South Africa Certificate of Incorporation
South Africa Memorandum of Association
Other South Africa Company Registry Services
South Africa Domain Registration
What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in South Africa?
South African Reserve Bank
National Credit Regulator
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
What are the Stock Exchanges in South Africa?
JSE Limited in Johannesburg which was founded 1887
A2X Markets in Johannesburg which was founded in 2017
ZAR X in Johannesburg which was founded in 2016
Equity Express Securities Exchange (EESE) in Johannesburg which was founded in 2017
Cape Town Stock Exchange (CTSE) in Cape Town which was founded in 2017
Can you order a South Africa Apostille Certificate?
Yes, South Africa agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, South Africa accepts the Apostille Certificate for South Africa Company Registry Search Documents in place of any further legalisation process.
South Africa signed up to the Hague Convention on 30th April 1995.
South Africa Company Registry Search
All local South Africa Company searches can be under taken via our South Africa Company Registry search. Where there is more than one South Africa Company Registry an South Africa company search will be made via a local South Africa company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many South Africa company searches can be made on line but in some cases the South Africa company search needs to search the local South Africa company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients.
South Africa Company Documents
The South Africa Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the South Africa company registry. Alternatively you can order South Africa company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the South Africa Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an South Africa company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email.
South Africa Certificate of Good Standing
The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local South Africa company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the South Africa Certificate of Incorporation or the South Africa Memorandum of Association..
South Africa Private Investigation Work
There are many reasons for the need to use our South Africa private investigator or South Africa process server. We partner with fully approved local South Africa private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including South Africa skip tracing and South Africa document serving where required.
South Africa Company Formations
There are many reasons why our clients need to use our South Africa company formation services. Through our fully approved local South Africa company registration agent the South Africa company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary South Africa company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required.