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 28 August 2013