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 600 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 (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 20th of January 2017 as our next Board Meeting is to be held on the 27th of January 2017, when all new application forms will be presented for consideration. Click to request a membership application form.

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This one-year course is practice-orientated and is aimed at persons involved in the administration of insolvent estates. The notes, which are updated annually, have been written by experts in practice and concentrate on the practical aspects of the administration of insolvent estates. The course will commence on 14 February 2017 and enrolments will close at the end of April 2017. The course will conclude with two written examinations late in November 2017.

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For registration and enquiries, please contact the Course Co-ordinator: Mariette de Villiers, at the University of Pretoria on: 012 434 2500 or

SARIPA's national conference for 2016 has come and gone. We thank everyone who participated in making this 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 expert local and international speakers. Please have a look at our Conference Photo Gallery.

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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.

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 6, October 2016

  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.

Read more about the benefits of joining SARIPA...

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