Types of registration
There are primarily 6 types of business registration in South Africa:
- Register as a Sole Proprietor – this gives you free listing on BNReg.
- Register a Defensive (Business) Name – included in 1 above.
- Register a Pty Ltd Company with a name – 1 & 2 above not necessary.
- Register a Pty / CC on Conada – gives you a free listing on BNReg.
- Register a business name on BNReg – if you already have 2 or 3 above.
- Register a business name on BNReg – common law usage, not having 1, 2 or 3 above.
Choose the one that’s right for you.
If you are not sure, email your query to: firstname.lastname@example.org