As anyone who has tried to register details of companies and their directors online through the new Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) website would attest, it is a painfully slow and frustrating exercise. In fact, since its launch in September, it has been difficult to register new companies or make changes to existing companies for almost a month.
But the CIPC’s CEO, Astrid Ludin, has assured organisations that, by end of next year, the situation would have improved.
As the driver of the conversion of the old companies office, CIPRO, she, said: “We are trying to completely remove paper from the process in a bid to make the CIPC service faster, more efficient and secure.”
Three companies that act as consultants for organisations and individuals who do not want to bear the redtape involved in registration who were contacted by Transform SA Online confirmed that there has been a considerable improvement in the past weeks. They said they hoped to see more improvements.