SPND® – Sole Proprietor National Database is a certification and registration of Sole Proprietors in South Africa.

The purpose is to formalise and summarise certain key aspects of Sole Proprietorship such as trade names, income tax registration, business purpose and contact details in order to make it easier to present and verify such information.

“How do I register on the Database?”

  1. Apply for a secure Sole Proprietor Certificate.
    (Please note: This is the same as applying for Sole Proprietor Registration.)

  2. Upon issue, your Sole Proprietor details appear in the SPND Database.

  3. Your entry is immediately searchable at www.spnd.co.za

  4. You receive your secure Sole Proprietor Certificate by email.

If you are a bank, client or other third party, you may request to have your Sole Proprietor client or service provider email you their secure Sole Proprietor Certificate, so you can see if they are legitimate. Then you can check their details on the SPND Database. If your client does not yet have a Sole Proprietor Certificate, you may refer them to www.soleproprietor.co.za and ask them to apply for one.