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Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008)


Companies Regulations, 2011

Chapter 8 : Regulatory Agencies and Administration

Part A : Regulatory Agency Offices and Functions

169. Electronic filing and payments


(1) The senior officer of a regulatory agency, by notice in the Gazette, may direct that any requirement set out in the Act or these regulations to file a document or communicate with, or make a payment to, that regulatory agency may or must be satisfied in electronic form, subject to any operational requirements published in terms of sub-regulation (2).


(2) If the senior officer of a regulatory agency has published a notice contemplated in sub-regulation (1), the recording officer of that regulatory agency must publish operational requirements setting out the processes and procedures to be followed to effect any filing of a document or communication with, or payment to, that regulatory agency, including, but not limited to—
(a) Application procedures;
(b) Registration procedures;
(c) Form and format of records;
(d) Manner and form of payment;
(e) Information security requirements; and
(f) Record retention requirements.


(3) At any time, a regulatory agency may suspend or terminate any electronic services contemplated in this regulation.