CIPC Call Center: 086 100 2472

CIPC closed on 29 March 2018

Notice is hereby given in terms of and for purposes of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule below, that CIPC will be
closed to the public from 10h00 on Thursday 29 March 2018 as set out below

The CIPC Offices at:

  • The Department of Trade and Industry Campus (77 Meintjies Street, Block F – Entfutfukweni) in Sunnyside,
  • Shop Number 3, Norton Rose House, Thibault Square, Riebeek Street, Cape Town;
  • Shop Number L3-09, Level 3, Sunnypark Shopping Centre, Cnr. Steve Biko & Robert Sobukwe Streets,
    Sunnyside, Pretoria;
  • Shop Number LS-03, Level 5, Sunnypark Shopping Centre, Cnr. Steve Biko & Robert Sobukwe Streets,
    Sunnyside, Pretoria ; and
  • Shop Number 205, Level 200, Carlton Centre, 150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg,
    and will re-open at 08h00 on Tuesday 3 Aprll2018 following Easter Monday on 2 April2018 (public holiday).

Therefor please take note that:

  1. a) documents will be accepted on Wednesday 28 March 2018 until15h30.
    b) the day Thursday 29 March 2018 will be regarded as dies non for purposes of the stated Acts.
    c) CIPC has introduced alternative filing methods in respect of a-mailing scanned documents to dedicated CIPC email
    addresses. Customers are, however, reminded that the filing date of such documents will be Wednesday
    28 March 2018 and that production activities will only be resumed after that date.
    d) CIPC has also introduced fully automated filing channels for certain services for example, company address,
    company financial year end changes, company and close corporation annual returns. When filing using a fully
    automated channel, the date of filing will be the actual date that application is filed via such service
    e) with regard to name reservations, an reserved names which would have lapsed on Thursday 29 March 2018,
    would now have their reservation date moved forward to Tuesday 3 April2018 and will, therefore, only elapse
    on that date.


 Companies and Intellectual Property Commission

Protecting your intellectual property and elevating your business to new heights. CIPC brings together skills, knowledge and manpower from the Office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) and Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO). CIPC will act independently with a focus on the registration of companies and intellectual property. CIPC functions will also include education and awareness, investigations, compliance and enforcement. Contact CIPRO today with your questions, queries or comments. We try our best to offer you the best telephonic support possible.

Main functions of CIPC:

  1. Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and maintenance thereof
  2. Disclosure of Information on its business registers
  3. Promotion of education and awareness of Company and Intellectual Property Law
  4. Promotion of compliance with relevant legislation
  5. Efficient and effective enforcement of relevant legislation
  6. Monitoring compliance with and contraventions of financial reporting standards, and making recommendations thereto to Financial Reporting Standards Council (FRSC)
  7. Licensing of Business rescue practitioners
  8. Report, research and advise Minister on matters of national policy relating to company and intellectual property law

For more information regarding Intellectual Property services in African countries, click here.


The Dti campus Block F
77 Meintjies Street

Contact details for CIPC:


CIPC Office Hours – open to the public
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 08:00 – 15:30
Thursdays: 08:30 – 15:30


Address: The Dti campus Block F
77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria

Tel: 0861 843 384

International Tel: +27 12 394 9500

Contact us for more information regarding our services and costs for intellectual property protection in South Africa.