South African Restructuring and
Insolvency Practitioners Association

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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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.

Key findings: P0043 - Statistics of Liquidations and insolvencies, March 2015 *

In March 2015, there were 208 liquidations recorded and showed a year-on-year increase of 1,0%. Voluntary liquidations decreased by 19 cases, while compulsory liquidations increased by 21 cases. There was a decrease of 1,4% in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014.

The estimated number of insolvencies decreased by 9,6% in February 2015 compared with February 2014. A 4,7% decrease was estimated in the three months ended February 2015 compared with the three months ended February 2014.

Read Statistical Release P0043 in PDF format * Information courtesy of Statistics South Africa

Save the Date ... SARIPA Conference 2015!

We are very pleased to advise that SARIPA's 7th Annual Conference on Restructuring and Insolvencies will be held on 26 & 27 November 2015 at Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Following on from the success of last year's conference in Cape Town, we are planning another high quality programme for you focusing on critical issues facing the Insolvency, Business Rescue and related professions.

Don't double date – make sure that this important event goes into your diary now to ensure that you are able to join us when we celebrate another conference and the end of another year together!

6th Annual National Conference on Restructuring and Insolvency

Held at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town : 20-21 November 2014

It happened, it was amazing, and thank you once again for making it a success ... to all our Sponsors, our Speakers and to all our Delegates ... Thank you too for your feedback! We will be taking cognisance of all your comments to give you an even better Conference next year!

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