South African Restructuring and
Insolvency Practitioners Association NPC

SARIPA 10th Annual Conference
Serving SARIPA members for 32 years
The South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA) is a non-profit organisation, instituted in 1986, with a membership of approximately six hundred qualified Insolvency Practitioners, Business Rescue Practitioners, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Academics 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 (Association of Insolvency Practitioners of Southern Africa) to SARIPA (South African Restructuring & Insolvency Practitioners Association) in July 2012.
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The latest batch of SARIPA membership applications has been submitted for consideration at our Board Meeting on 20 April 2018. Click to request a membership application form to be included in the next round.

University of Pretoria ENTERPRISES
SARIPA Programme in Insolvency Law and Practice
Presented by the Department of Procedural Law, University of Pretoria

This extensive, practice-orientated SARIPA Programme in Insolvency Law and Practice is aimed at persons involved in the administration of insolvent estates. The course is presented as a series of part-time and/or distance lectures and deals with the effects of insolvency on the insolvent, the solvent spouse and contracts, impeachable transactions, the powers and duties of trustees and liquidators, insolvency meetings, interrogations, proof of claims, rehabilitation secured, preferent and concurrent creditors, the drafting of liquidation and distribution accounts. The curriculum, which is updated annually, has been written by experts in practice and concentrate on the practical aspects of the administration of insolvent estates.  Course fees include all course material and DVDs. This one year course starts on 27 February 2018 and concludes with two written examinations in November 2018.

Registration will be open until 1 May 2018. No late registrations will be accepted after this date.

Registration and enquiries:
Programme coordinator Shamima Mohanlal
Tel: +27 (0)12 434 2602
Downloadable documents:
Programme fees: R11 250.00 per delegate (VAT incl.)

Please click here to see the Media Statement issued by SARIPA regarding the hearing on 02/11/2017 at the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the matter relating to the Master’s Appointment Policy.


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 2 of 2018

  By becoming a member of SARIPA you will enjoy a discounted delegate fee at our Annual Insolvency & Restructuring Conference, to be held in Johannesburg in 2017.

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


You would receive the latest judgments delivered straight to your mailbox on a regular basis:

Read First Rand Bank Limited v KJ Foods cc

The Supreme Court of Appeal had to decide on the proper interpretation of S153(1)(a)(ii) and section 153b(7) of the Companies Act.  The case centres around the issue of whether a vote by a creditor against the adoption of a business rescue plan was inappropriate and ought to be set-aside.

If you enjoy reading this judgment and would like to receive more – one of the many benefits of belonging to SARIPA is that you receive regular judgments hot off the press delivered directly to your inbox.

Read more about the benefits of joining SARIPA...

We thank everyone who participated in making SARIPA's 9th national conference in 2017 a productive and highly successful gathering for our profession. Ours is a specialised field and this two-day conference was packed with every trending issue - all of which were covered by local and international experts. Please visit our Conference page for the details and photographs.



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