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Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act No. 69 of 1984)


Close Corporations Administrative Regulations

1. Definitions


(1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise indicates—


"access code"

means the unique identification particulars, whether alphanumeric, biometric or otherwise, enabling the CIPRO system to identify a person;



means the Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act No. 69 of 1984);



means the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office that constitutes a combined administrative office for the various registration offices established or deemed to be established under the Act, the Companies Act, 1973 (Act No. 61 of 1973), the Trademarks Act, 1993 (Act No. 194 of 1993), the Designs Act, 1993 (Act No. 195 of 1993), and the Patents Act, 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978);


"CIPRO customer"

means any person making use of electronic services and includes any person who has been allowed by the Registrar to use electronic services, who is legally entitled to act on behalf of a corporation and who has thus been allowed to use or provide electronic services or to act as an intermediary in respect of electronic services;


"CIPRO portal"

means the Internet website or other electronic portal forming part of the CIPRO system;


"CIPRO record retention system"

means the system used by CIPRO to store records for subsequent access, whether in paper, microfilm, electronic or other form;


"CIPRO system"

means the computer system, including the CIPRO portal, through which CIPRO provides electronic services, irrespective of the medium or form of technology underlying or forming part of such services;


"electronic services"

means the services provided or made available by CIPRO through the CIPRO system in terms of regulation 1A;



means the prescribed forms contemplated in Schedule 4;



includes obtaining access to a record via the CIPRO system;



includes the creation of a record on the CIPRO system;


"operational requirements"

means the requirements provided for in regulation 1A(2);



in relation to a close corporation, includes a document and vice versa, accounting records, books and papers as contemplated in section 56 of the Act.


[Regulation 1 substituted by regulation 2 of Notice No. R. 607 dated 1 July 2005]