Company Register 35% open

Lesotho

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format XLS PDF
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No
Publicly available No Data are available through a search mask so you need to know the name or number of an entity in order to find it.
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps I google searched company register Lesotho and found this source on the first page of search results.
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name The Lesotho Ministry of Trade & Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location http://www.obfc.org.ls/companyInfo/default.php - One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre website, www.companies.org.ls/ - Companies Register - Ministry of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing website

The "Search" feature on the One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre website proposed by the submitter appears to not be working: http://www.obfc.org.ls/companyInfo/default.php However, data are available for free online on the Companies Register - Ministry of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing website. Using the Company Search option you can find details of both internal and external companies. Details include Business name and number, shareholdings, directors, addresses, date of incorporation and business activity. You can export the data for each entity as .PDF or .XLS files but there is not a dataset that can be downloaded at once. Moreover, data are available through a search mask so you need to know the name or number of an entity in order to find it. Update frequency and type of license are unknown: www.companies.org.ls/ More detailed information about companies registered in Lesotho is available from the Registrar on request and payment of a search fee.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.obfc.org.ls/companyInfo/default.php - One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre website
   www.companies.org.ls/ - Companies Register - Ministry of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing website
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 21:38:43 GMT+0000 (UTC)