In addition to business registration, certain businesses are required to get a business licence in terms of the Businesses Act. A business licence is generally required for businesses that need to comply with health and safety regulations. Licences are required for the following businesses: making or selling food which can go off health or entertainment activities (including businesses offering saunas, massages, snooker, billiards, slot machines, night clubs, and cinemas).
(Act) No. 69 of 1984Department of Trade and Industry (National) (The Government of South Africa)
This law provides for the formation, registration, incorporation, management, control and liquidation of close corporations.
This site contains information for registering companies, close corporations, designs, copyrights, patents and trademarks. There is also an online registration facility and various search facilities, such as an enterprise search.
Intellectual Property (IP) is a term that describes the application of the mind to develop something new or original. There are various types of IP available and they can exist in various forms; a new invention, brand, design or artistic creation.
This is a detailed document answering questions that are frequently asked regarding: registering a company, registering a prospectus, deregistering a company, amending a company registration, the liquidation process and lodging financial statements.