South African Restructuring and
Insolvency Practitioners Association NPC

Serving SARIPA members for 31 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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November 2017 - In the News:

1. 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.

2. The photos of our 9th SARIPA Annual conference are now available. Please click here to see them

The 9th SARIPA Annual Conference on Business Rescue and Insolvency is over!

Memories were made, pertinent points were discussed and debated, knowledge was gained, fun was had ...

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to each of you who participated in the 2017 SARIPA Annual Conference on Thursday, 26 October and Friday, 27 October.

Over 325 delegates from various organisations and countries (Scotland, United States, Britain, Australia and Canada) gave their time and resources to attend and to contribute. 

You all made the 2017 SARIPA Annual Conference a great success and it was a great pleasure to see so many of you there. 

We hope you enjoyed the panel discussions and found them interesting and beneficial, and used the opportunity to extend your existing networks.

We would also like to give special thanks to –

  • Adam Harris, John Winter, Eric Baijal and Goolam Ballim for their involvement and presentations during the conference.
  • All the panel chairs and panellists for the time and effort they took in the outstanding panel discussions that will be talked about for a long time.
  • Independent Advisory for hosting the first SARIPA Young Blood Breakfast.
  • Conference Chairs - Eric Levenstein and Haroon Laher.
  • All our sponsors:



 Adam Harris - A New 'South African' President for INSOL International

SARIPA is very proud to announce that our very own Adam Harris of Bowmans in Cape Town, has been inaugurated as the new President of INSOL International

The ceremony took place at a Gala Dinner at the INSOL 2017 - 10th World Quadrennial Congress, recently held in Sydney and was attended by over 20 of our members from South Africa.

Adam served on our National Board for many years and is one of our very esteemed Honorary Members. We are exceptionally proud of his achievement, as this is a huge honour, taking into account that INSOL International has 43 Member Associations world-wide, with over 10,000 professionals participating as Members.

Our National Chairperson, Mr Juanito Damons also holds a Board Position as SARIPA is in INSOL's Top 10, currently ranking 7th in the world.

We congratulate you Adam and look forward to your opening address at our Conference in October 2017!

James Galloway


SARIPA's National Board has decided that it is fitting to honour the memory of the late James Galloway by naming our Bursary the "James Galloway Education Bursary".

James was very passionate about education, both updating and upskilling those already in the profession, and providing people wanting to enter the profession with educational opportunities.


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, July 2017

  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...

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