On 9 October 2023 the Minister of Transport published a ministerial order that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) must provide administrative support to the Air Services Licensing Council with licensing applications and foreign operator permits. The SACAA is also the responsible entity for registration of aircraft in South Africa, which is a pre-requisite

Voluntary business rescue applications filed with CIPC during 24 March to 30 April 2020 will be processed by CIPC to reflect the dates on which they were filed. These applications do not have to be resubmitted.  Similarly, the appointment of business rescue practitioners that were filed with CIPC during 24 March to 30 April 2020

The CIPC has granted an extension for the filing of annual returns (due to the lockdown), but the process now includes the completion of a compliance checklist, to prove compliance with the Companies Act.

Annual returns

All companies (including external companies) and close corporations are required to file their annual returns with the Companies and

Services recommencement

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced that it will be recommencing services on Wednesday, 6 May 2020. Those services will however be done with reduced staff, and therefore delays are inevitable.

Business rescue proceedings

In regard to business rescue proceedings, the CIPC has stated that any filings made between 24