Registration of a Co-operative

  • Before a co-operative can apply for registration, there must at least be one preliminary meeting of interested persons
  • The persons present at this meeting must adopt the constitutions of the co-operative and elect the first directors of the co-operative
  • After this meeting, the group must then submit an application for registration to the Registrar of Co-operatives
  • The minimum number of members who must support the application is different for different levels of co-operatives:
  • Primary co-operative – at least five people
  • Secondary  co-operative – at least two primary co-operatives
  • Tertiary co-operative – at least two secondary co-operatives