South African Restructuring and
Insolvency Practitioners Association NPC

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 5th of August 2016 as our next Board Meeting is to be held on the 12th of August 2016, when all new application forms will be presented for consideration.  Click to request a membership application form.

SARIPA turns 30 years old and we are celebrating!

Lots of memories and lots of stories to tell,  and the best news is that some of our founding members are still with us today.

Thank you to each and every one of you for the part you play by being a member of our Association – we can only grow stronger together!

On behalf of the National Board, we are delighted to invite you to SARIPA's 8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY taking place on 15th & 16th September 2016 at Spier Hotel & Wine Farm, Stellenbosch.

Since 2008 this conference has provided a wonderful opportunity to enhance your continuing professional education and will again provide you with a platform to connect with the industry’s leading insolvency and business rescue professionals.

Ours is a specialist field and this two-day conference will be packed with every trending issue that we encounter – all of which will be covered by a list of high profile local and international speakers.

The wide variety of timely topics will be of interest to everyone affected or involved in business rescue or liquidation proceedings including financial institutions, regulators, academics, lawyers and practitioners.

We all know that time is our most precious commodity and we want to thank our speakers for their willingness to take part in this year’s programme. We also want to thank our sponsors for their loyalty and their generous contributions.

This year we will also be celebrating SARIPA'S 30th birthday against the beautiful backdrop of mountains and vineyards... it will be an event to remember! We look forward to personally welcoming you to Stellenbosch in September.

Juanitta Calitz and Jurgens Steenkamp

Please download the following Conference documents:


This is the type of information that you would receive on a regular basis:

Read Roering and Another v Mahlangu

The latest Judgments delivered straight to your mailbox...

Interesting Judgment regarding an unsuccessful claim by insolvent on behalf of insolvent estate for payment of damages by his trustee in terms of s 82(8) of Insolvency Act:

Read Swart v Starbuck and Others

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


The distinctions were flying at the recent graduation ceremony for the SARIPA Course in Insolvency Law & Practice 2015 at the University of Pretoria.

Eloise GroblerDilshaad Samsodien of Werksmans Attorneys achieved the highest honour with an average mark of 99%

Well done Dilshaad on your outstanding achievement!

Samantha Ponnen who serves on the Education Committee of the National Board with Eloise Grobler, one of our successful bursary students from 2015.

Well done Eloise on passing with distinction!

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!


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 3 of 2016

  By becoming a member of SARIPA you will enjoy a discounted delegate fee at our Annual Insolvency & Restructuring Conference, to be held in Stellenbosch this year on the 15th and 16th of September 2016.

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

Read more about the benefits of joining SARIPA...

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