The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Mr Ebrahim Patel hereby publishes the Companies Amendment Bill, 2021, for public comment.

This follows publication in September 2018 of an earlier version of the Bill in the form of the Companies Amendment Bill, 2018, for public comment. Subsequently and as a result of consideration of the public representations and consultations with affected stakeholders, changes were made to the original 2018 Bill.

The document contained in this notice contains a copy of the redrafted Bill together with information that outlines the provisions of the Bill and the rationale for the changes to existing legislation.

Interested persons may submit written comments on the proposed Companies Amendment Bill, 2021 not later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date of publication of this notice to:


Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
Private Bag X84

Or hand delivered to:

77 Meintjies Street
Block B, 1st Floor

Or by email to:


For Attention: Mr Desmond Ramabulana

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