Domestic Companies
Organisation and Maintenance

This brochure offers guidance on organising and maintaining a domestic company formed under the Companies Act, No. 8 of 1994. It is not intended to serve as a definitive guide and should be read together with the applicable legislation.

After a Certificate of Incorporation is issued, a company must engage in a process of organisation in preparation for the commencement of business.

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Incorporation PDF Print E-mail

This article offers guidance on forming a domestic company under the Companies Act, No. 8 of 1994. For a more complete understanding of the provisions referenced in this document, the Act should be consulted.

Q. What is a Company?

A. A company is a legal entity created by incorporation, which has the capacity to transact business, which it exercises through the actions of its directors, officers and employees.

 

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Transfer of Shares PDF Print E-mail

This article offers an overview of the procedure for effecting a transfer of shares under the Companies Act of 1994. It is not intended to serve as a definitive guide and should be read together with the applicable legislation.

Q. How many shares in a Company be transferred?

A. Shares in a company may be transferred by a written instrument of transfer, signed by the transferor and naming the transferee and co-signed by the Registrar of Companies.

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Liquidation PDF Print E-mail

This page provides an introduction to the procedure for the voluntary and compulsory liquidation of domestic companies under the Companies Act of 1994. It is not intended to serve as a definitive guide and should be read together with the Act.

 

What is liquidation?

Liquidation or winding-up is the procedure by which a company ceases its existence. There are two types of liquidation: voluntary liquidation and compulsory liquidation.

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Chosing a Corporate Name PDF Print

 

If you have decided to form a company, it will be necessary for you to choose a suitable corporate name. To assist you in this process, this page sets out the statutory requirements and administrative practice in respect of the approval of corporate names under the Companies Act of 1994.

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