Company Register 0% open

South Africa

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 Unsure
Downloadable at once No Unsure
Up-to-date No Unsure
Publicly available No
Available free of charge No
findable 2
findable_steps I googled company register South Africa and opened up a few search results until I found something useful.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2 Unsure
collector_name CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission)
Controlled access Yes Need to pay
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location - CIPROZA

Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Answer to whether the dataset is downloadable at once was changed as only individual entity details can be downloaded at a time. The website does not provide information as to how often the data are updated. The type of license or terms of use are also mentioned nowhere. What format the data are in cannot be known as one needs to sign up and pay in order to download them. The website only provides a .PDF sample file showing how the data look like which appears to be .HTML format ( From this, it appears that the data contain all required characteristics such as company name, address, and registration number, however they are available through a search mask and it is necessary to know the name of the company or the registration number in order to download them.

Meta data

Data location - CIPROZA
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 19:45:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)