Business Landscape, CIPC & VAT
The foundation of our dataset is the CIPC (Company and Intellectual Property Commission) database. This is the official company registration database and tracks all legal records of company registrations and directorships.
We incorporate the SARS VAT database, to enhance our modelling with regard to company size and business activity. Approximately 3 000 new companies are being registered for VAT every month (the required threshold is R1m revenue per year) and these are likely to be active.
We supplement this dataset with some derived fields, such as probability of being active; size category; industry etc. We sell this enhanced dataset or part thereof – or simply the CIPC / VAT database – to our clients.