For urgent attention of essential service businesses

20th April 2020

Dear fellow entrepreneurs

ESSENTIAL SERVICES:  NEW CERTIFICATE REQUIRED BY NO LATER THAN 20th APRIL 2020!

Businesses performing essential services which previously required a certificate from CIPC to be classified as an essential service provider must obtain a new certificate by today!

New certificates will either be e-mailed to the e-mail address that you provide or you can also download it at www.bizportal.gov.za.

The following prefixes must be used in front of your company or close corporation registration number:

If you are a company registered:

  • before 1 May 2011: M2010123456
  • after 1 May 2011: K2014123456

If you are a:

  • Close Corporation: B2011123456
  • Cooperative: C2018133556

Only business entities registered with the CIPC, i.e. companies and close corporations, will be able to obtain a certificate but other business entities such as sole proprietors and small-scale farmers, which are rendering essential services, do not require a certificate.

Essential service businesses should ensure that the permits issued to employees reflect the new extended date of the lockdown from 17 April 2020 to 30 April 2020.

With warm regards,

The BAN Team