The CIPC revokes temporary Covid-19 relaxation measures

19th November 2020

The CIPC revokes temporary Covid-19 relaxation measures

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has announced that the temporary relaxation measures granted to companies during the national lockdown will lapse on 1 December 2020. The CIPC will not be extending these measures until after the end of the national lockdown as originally advised in its earlier notices. Consequently, from 1 December 2020, all companies and close corporations must strictly adhere to the following provisions of the Companies Act, 208 (Act) within the prescribed timeframes:

As of 1 December 2020, it is back to normal business for the CIPC and companies are well-advised to make sure they are on track with their regulatory compliance obligations. The CIPC has confirmed that it will consider if any non-compliance can be attributed to the constraints and limitations posed by Covid-19 on a case by case basis. Please touch base with us if you require any assistance in ensuring compliance or in engaging with the CIPC related to non-compliance.

Written by Elodie Maume, Senior Professional Support Lawyer & Candice Meyer, Partner at Webber Wentzel