How to change the directors of a company with CIPC

To change the directors of a company in South Africa through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), you need to follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the necessary documentation: Gather the required documentation for the director change, including the following:
    • Certified copies of the new directors’ identification documents (IDs or passports).
    • Consent to act as a director forms, signed by the new directors.
    • Resignation letters from any directors who are stepping down.
  2. Update the company’s records: Prepare the necessary resolutions and documentation to update the company’s records. This may include:
    • Drafting a board resolution or a special resolution that reflects the changes in directors.
    • Updating the company’s Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI), if necessary, to reflect the new directors.
  3. Lodge the changes with CIPC:
    • Access the CIPC eServices portal ( and log in with your registered CIPC account details. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one.
    • Complete the necessary forms and upload the required documentation.
    • Pay the prescribed filing fees. The fees may vary depending on the nature of the change and the size of the company.
    • Submit the application.
  4. Await confirmation and processing: After submitting the application, CIPC will review the documents and process the changes. The processing time can vary, but it typically takes a few business days to a few weeks.
  5. Obtain the confirmation and updated documents: Once the changes are processed, CIPC will issue a Notice of Incorporation (CoR 14.1) or a Notice of Amendment (CoR 15.1) reflecting the updated directors’ information. You can download these documents from the CIPC eServices portal