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CIPC updates electronic communication protocols for legal document delivery

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has recently published a notice in the Government Gazette, outlining modifications to the Domicilium et Executandi requirements. This pertains to the delivery of legal documents via electronic means, as highlighted by Wyndham Hartley for CompliNews.

Starting from July 2023, the commission is authorised to dispatch notices and documents to the mobile numbers and email addresses of directors, members of companies, close corporations, or co-operatives, as well as to the official email addresses of these entities.

The CIPC emphasises that the amended Companies Act of 2008 endorses the electronic delivery of notices and documents. This is under the premise that recipients can print them conveniently and at a reasonable cost. Additionally, Annexure 3 of the 2011 regulations supports such electronic correspondence, provided the recipient possesses a designated email address for receiving such communications.