South African Restructuring and
Insolvency Practitioners Association

Serving SARIPA members for 29 years
The South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA) is a non-profit organisation, instituted in 1986, with a membership of approximately 550 qualified Insolvency Practitioners, Business Rescue Practitioners, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers and Tax Consultants countrywide. This site contains sections that are geared to SARIPA Members, as well as to anyone interested in joining SARIPA.
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Goodbye AIPSA... Hello SARIPA!
This association changed its name from AIPSA (The Association of Insolvency Practitioners of Southern Africa) to SARIPA (South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association) in July 2012.
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The current round of applications for SARIPA membership will close on  Friday, the 8th of April 2016 as our next Meeting of the Membership Committee is to be held on the 13th of April 2016, when all new application forms will be presented for consideration. Click to request a membership application form.

SAVE THE DATE! We are delighted to announce that the 2016 SARIPA Conference will be held at the SPIER Hotel & Wine Farm in the beautiful enclave of Stellenbosch on the 15th and 16th of September 2016. Watch this space for further details ...

This is a one year course presented by the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.

SARIPA offers a select number of bursaries per annum to study this course and suitable candidates can download the bursary application and submit to Joy at the admin office: The deadline for bursaries is 15th of February 2016.

The course is practice-orientated and is aimed at persons involved in the administration of insolvent estates. The notes, which are updated annually, have been written by experts in practice and concentrate on the practical aspects of the administration of insolvent estates. The course will commence on 16 February 2016 and enrolments will close at the end of April 2016.

Please download the following documents:

For any enquiries please contact the Course Co-ordinator, Mariette de Villiers, at the University of Pretoria on: 012 434 2500 or



Why Join SARIPA?

One of the main advantages to becoming a member of SARIPA is that you will receive regular 'Insolvency Law Updates' written and researched by Mr Martinus (Tienie) Cronje. Part of Tienie's vast knowledge and experience comes from his years as a Researcher at the South African Law Reform Commission.

Tienie was also a Principal Researcher for the Review of the Law of Insolvency and Administration of Estates. Now happily retired, he is contracted to SARIPA to do our regular Insolvency Law Updates.

Read  Insolvency Law Update 6  of 2015

  By becoming a member of SARIPA you will enjoy a discounted delegate fee at our Annual Insolvency & Restructuring Conference, to be held this year on the 26th & 27th of November 2015 at Montecasino in Johannesburg.

  You will also enjoy substantial savings on conference registration fees at the INSOL International Conferences.

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