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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SARIPA Welcomes New Members!
Business Rescue:
  • Heinrich Koorts - Western Cape
  • Amanda Bikani - KwaZulu-Natal
  • Hannelie Barnard - Gauteng
  • Johann Grové - Gauteng
  • Preetha Dabideen - KwaZulu-Natal
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 current round of applications for SARIPA membership will close on Friday, the 28th of July 2017 as our next Board Meeting is to be held on the 4th of August 2017, when all new application forms will be presented for consideration. Click to request a membership application form.

 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 2, May 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.

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