How do I change directors CIPC?

he memorandum of incorporation (MOI) determines the minimum number of directors and alternate directors, which, in the case of a private company may not be less than one director.  A customised MOI will also set out the eligibility requirements for a director as well as the directors’ term of office.  In the case of a standard MOI, the term of office is indefinite and there is no restriction on the number of directors. New directors may be elected by the Board of Directors when there is a vacancy or the company wishes to add directors.  Vacancies on the board arise if a director:

  • resigns or dies
  • ceases to hold the office, title or designation in the company that entitles the person to be an ex officio director,
  • becomes incapacitated or disqualified or
  • is removed.

A director may be removed by:

  • An ordinary resolution adopted at a shareholders’ meeting by the persons entitled to exercise voting rights in the election of that director.  The director concerned must be given notice of the meeting and the resolution, at least equivalent to that which a shareholder is entitled to receive, regardless of whether the director is a shareholder.  The director must be afforded a reasonable opportunity to make a presentation in person or through a representative to the meeting before the resolution is put to a vote.
  • A resolution of the board because it has determined that the director in question has become ineligible or disqualified in terms of section 69 of the Act, is unable to perform the functions of a director and is unlikely to regain that capacity within a reasonable time or has neglected or been derelict in the performance of the functions of a director.
  • An order of the court confirming the resolution of the board or removing the director from office if the court is satisfied that the director is ineligible or disqualified, incapacitated, or has been negligent or derelict.

A director may be appointed by the Board of Directors, unless the Memorandum requires shareholder approval. 

In order to appoint, resign or remove a director, please follow these steps:

Register as a Customer

To view information on how to register as a customer, click here.  If you are already registered as a customer, and know your customer code and password, proceed to step 2.

Apply for the director change online

  • Click on On-line transacting, and then on Company Director Changes.
  • Login, using your customer code and password and follow the prompts.
  • Click on Amend Company Director Details.
  • The Enterprise Details and Current Director Details will be displayed.
  • Enter the First Listed Director’s ID Number, tick the circle to confirm that the details as listed belong to the company that you want to change the directors for.
  • Indicate if you want to add a new director, or if there are no new directors.
  • Complete the required fields relating to the new Director, and click on Save.
  • If you want to add another director, click on “Add Another New Director”.  Once all the new directors have been added, click on Continue.
  • If you want to edit any details relating to the current director, click on Edit.   Click on Continue.
  • Confirm any changes, and click on Lodge.
  • The tracking number of the transaction will be displayed.  An email with CoR39 documentation, as well as the requirements relating to supporting documents will be sent to the customer and to all company directors.
  • An authorised director(s) of the company or company secretary of the company should sign the CoR39 document.  Where it is signed by any other person other than a director or company secretary a power of attorney must be attached. 
  • The customer who logged in with his/her customer code must sign the document as well.

Scan and email supporting documents

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The following supporting documents must be included in your e-mail:

  • Certified identity copy of applicant
  • Resolution pertaining to the changes
  • Notice and minutes if the decision was taken in a meeting
  • Certified ID copies of affected directors
  • Mandate by the company for the third party to submit on behalf of the company
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Email all relevant documents to CIPC:  eServicesCOR39@cipc.co.za

Please note that the email address eServicesCOR39@cipc.co.za should only be used if the director amendments (CoR39) is lodged electronically.

Service turnaround time:  5 working days from the date of receipt of the supporting documents.

Click here to lodge an enquiry.

Important:  Queries relating to  transactions already lodged should only be submitted once the Service Turnaround Time has lapsed.

You can track the progress of your document by visiting the Track my transactions page on the website.  Sign in with your customer code and password, and click on Transaction Status.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.