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


Companies Regulations, 2011

Chapter 1 : General Provisions

Part A : Interpretation

2. Definitions


See also section 1, and Regulation 2: Definitions in section 1 of the Act apply equally to the regulations


In these regulations, unless the context indicates otherwise—


(a)        "certified copy"

means a copy of a document certified as such by a person having authority to do so, or electronically certified in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002) by a person having authority to do so;


(b)        "principal office"

means the principal location within the Republic, as determined in terms of regulation 165 (1), at which a regulatory agency conducts its operations and is accessible to the public;


(c)        "publish a notice"

means to publicise information to the general public, or to a particular class of persons as applicable in specific circumstances, by any means that can reasonably be expected to bring the information to the attention of the persons for whom it is intended;


(d)        "recording officer"

when used in relation to a particular matter, means—

(i) the officer of the Commission, Panel, or Tribunal, as the case may be, appointed or designated in terms of regulation 167; or
(ii) any assistant or acting recording officer having responsibility for the particular matter;


(e)        "regulation"

includes any Table or Form included within, or referred to in, these regulations;


(f)        "regulatory agency"

means the Commission, the Panel, or the Companies Tribunal;


(g)        "senior officer"

means, in the case of—

(i) the Commission, the Commissioner;
(ii) the Panel, the chairperson of the Panel, designated in terms of section 198; or
(iii) the Companies Tribunal, the chairperson of the Tribunal, appointed in terms of section 194;


(h)        "the Act"

means the Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008), as amended from time to time; and


(i)        "Tribunal"

means the Companies Tribunal.