Starting a Co-operative | Western Cape Government

Starting a Co-operative


A co-operative is a business undertaken by a group of people who work together to achieve their aims.


All co-operatives need to be registered with the Registrar of Co-operatives.

The Department of Agriculture has published 17 manuals on the running of a co-operative, as part of their programme to promote agribusinesses. These manuals provide detailed information on how to start and administer a co-operative.

Please note that these files are large and may take some time to download.


For more information on registering a co-operative contact:

Ntahli Mothusi
Tel: 012 394 9545

Lettie Skosana
Tel: 012 394 5050

Provided by:
Government Body: (The Government of South Africa)

Click here to find out more about the Fees related to registering a co-operative.

The content on this page was last updated on 7 August 2018