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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
|Downloadable at once||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|
|In an open and machine-readable format||XLS|
|findable_steps||I google searched company register Lesotho and found this source on the first page of search results.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||The Lesotho Ministry of Trade & Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing|
|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.