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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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 16 October 2015 as our next Meeting of the Membership Committee is to be held on the 21st of October 2015, when all new application forms will be presented for consideration. Click to request a membership application form.

7th Annual National Conference on Restructuring and Insolvency

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend our 7th Annual National Conference on Restructuring and Insolvency.  To be held this year at Montecasino in Fourways Johannesburg on the 26th & 27th of November 2015.

Early booking deadline: 25th October 2015

It has been quite a year for South Africa but let us put a spring into your step as we promise you 50 Shades of Conference with absolutely no Grey and definitely no Load Shedding.

NB. Right-click and save the Registration form to your own computer before completing it in Acrobat Reader.

Registration FormConference Programme

Our Technical Committee have once again prepared a very informative programme featuring very topical subjects which will be presented and discussed by dynamic  speakers and panellists.

Our line-up of Speakers this year includes:

  Mark Robinson : President of INSOL International
We are once again very honoured to announce that the newly appointed President of INSOL International, Mark Robinson will be coming out to South Africa to address our Conference. Mark is a Partner of PPB Advisory, a leading professional advisory firm employing over 250 people across Australia and New Zealand. He provides innovative restructuring, turnaround and insolvency advice to financiers, directors and advisers for both large and SME enterprises. Mark is regularly instructed by Australian trading banks, international finance institutions, directors and their advisers and has successfully managed complex turnaround and insolvency administrations.
  Professor David Burdette
Many of you will remember David who is now with Nottingham Trent University in England. We are delighted that David will be addressing our Conference this year. David is a Senior Consultant for the World Bank (Debt Resolution and Business Exit), and was the INSOL Scholar for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for the 2006 / 2007 academic year. David also holds an appointment as Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, and has been an Honorary Member of SARIPA since 2004.
  Emma Sadleir
Best known as the co-author of "Don't Film Yourself Having Sex... And Other Legal Advice For The Age of Social Media". Emma will be presenting on the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks of social media. Something that is very important to everyone in all aspects of their lives. Emma is an admitted attorney and has a BA LLB (with distinction) from the University of Witwatersrand and an LLM in Information Technology, Media and Communications Law (with distinction) from the London School of Economics.


SARIPA Member Appointed as INSOL International VP

We are very proud to announce that Adam Harris from Bowman Gilfillan Cape Town, has been appointed as Vice-President of INSOL International.

This is an outstanding achievement, given that INSOL International is a world-wide federation and currently has 44 Member Associations and over 10,000 Members.

Adam served on the SARIPA Board for many years and is a regular speaker at our Conferences. Congratulations Adam!

Short Learning Programmes

Don't miss out on the Short Learning Programmes in Business Rescue / Company Law / Corporate Finance & Securities Law / Corporate Insolvency Law now being offered at the Centre for Continuing Education Programmes at the University of Johannesburg:

  1. Programme in Company Law: Fundamental Principles
    Part time lectures.
    April to September 2015.
  2. Programme in Business Rescue
    Part time lectures and distance learning.
    July to December 2015.
  3. Programme in Corporate Finance and Securities Law
    Part time lectures and distance learning.
    July to December 2015.
  4. Programme in Corporate Insolvency Law
    Part time lectures and distance learning.
    March to August 2016.

For further information on these courses read:

UJ Short Courses in Corporate Law

or contact one of the following people:
· Elaine Squires:
· Prof Kathleen van der Linde:
· Prof Juanitta Calitz:

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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