As KISCH IP's value-add to the community, we are assisting all our clients in South Africa who qualify as 'essential services' with obtaining certificates from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ("CIPC") to enable their continuation of trade during the lockdown period.

The following are the broad categories of services which the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has stipulated qualify as essential services:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Fire services
  • Port, docking and airport services and undertaking
  • Postal
  • Production of fuel and lubricants
  • Health and medical
  • Solid waste management and public cleaning
  • Radio communication including broadcasting and TV
  • Telecommunication
  • Transport by land, water or air
  • E-Commerce
  • Security
  • Food supply
  • Wildlife
  • Hotels and accommodation

If you believe that you may be operating an essential service and have not yet applied to the Registrar, we at KISCH IP are able to assist in obtaining the necessary certificate on behalf of your business at no cost to you.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.