1. South Africa Prices & Delivery Times 

Normal delivery: 7-10 working days = GBP 125 
Express delivery: 5-7 working days = GBP 175 
Flash delivery: 3-4 working days = GBP 225 
All credit reports are delivered by email. 

2. South Africa Sample Report 

The sample report shows the layout, data included and our credit assessment.  

3. What’s included in the report? 

Ownership & Management 
Financial Details (where available) 
Default Information 
Credit Scoring & Rating 
All credit reports are delivered in English 
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Do you need copies of original Registry Documents? 
To request a copy of the original registry documents please contact us and we will advise availibility. 
Please note that official registry documentation is usually in the language of the registration jurisdiction. 
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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? 

15+ employees 

How long have you been operating a South Africa company search service? 

15-20 years 

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: 

Export partners: China 9.9%, United States 7.9%, Germany 7.6%, Botswana 5.4%, Namibia 5.1%, India 4.5% 
Import Partners: China 18%, Germany 12.0%, United States 6.8%, India 4.2%, Saudi Arabia 3.8%, Japan 3.5% 

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 
Prudential Authority 
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. 
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