Dequency Executes First-Ever Music Synchronization License Smart Contract on the Algorand Blockchain 3438

Music synchronization licensing marketplace, Dequency, has executed the first-ever sync license on a public blockchain. “Late Night People” by Goldfish ft. Soweto Kinch was licensed through Dequency’s SmartSync contract for use in Algorand’s Decipher conference, held November 29 – 30, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

Keatly Haldeman, CEO of Dequency: “Our vision for Dequency is to cut out the middle man in music licensing transactions so that creators maximize earned income and get paid immediately. By executing the first-ever on-chain sync license transaction, we’re one step closer. We made history today.”

Goldfish: “From the start we have always been about disruption and this is the best kind bringing musicians and producers closer to being able to earn income directly from their creations. Being part of the very first sync is a real honor and we cannot wait for the future as the music industry is in need dire need of technology like this to take it into the new realms of possibilities the blockchain presents.”

Dequency is built on Algorand, a blockchain that is known for its environmentally friendly “pure proof of stake” consensus mechanism. Initially catering to on-chain content such as motion graphic NFT projects, video games and metaverse productions, Dequency showcases recording artists offering their music to license and facilitates communication between the parties to foster community.

“We are thrilled that Dequency chose Decipher as the launch pad for demonstrating their new smart contract licensing for artists and all event music was licensed on chain,” said Keli Callaghan, head of marketing at Algorand. “Dequency is at the forefront of creating new blockchain-based economic models for creators and it is amazing to see history being made on Algorand in a way that truly benefits artists.”

About Dequency
Built with Web 3.0 technology and ethos, Dequency seeks to connect visual creators directly with recording artists and other music rightsholders and provide a simple, transparent, and fun licensing experience. With the ultimate goal to create a fully-decentralized, trustless music licensing marketplace Dequency provides creators income-generating opportunities with minimum fees and instant payment. Visit: www.dequency.io.

About The Dequency Team
Dequency was founded in early 2021 by music industry veterans Keatly Haldeman and George Howard with support from investor Mark Ross. Haldeman is a lifelong musician and co-founder and CEO of Riptide Music Group, a publishing company and record label specializing in the synchronization of music to picture. Riptide’s roster includes songs by artists such as Foster The People, Selena Gomez, Migos, Quavo, Big Gigantic, Black Flag, The Turtles, Goldfish, and Fatboy Slim. George Howard, JD/MBA is a distinguished professor of music business/management at Berklee College of Music. He is a founding member of Open Music Initiative (OMI), an open source protocol to increase transparency for royalty distribution. He is the former president of Rykodisc, the world’s largest independent record label, and cofounder of TuneCore, the world’s largest independent digital music distributor. Mark Ross is a music, film and concert producer, and a longtime entertainment business investor and entrepreneur with more than 35 years in the business of entertainment. As a music executive, he signed several multi platinum artists, most notably Pantera, and is responsible for the sale of tens of millions of records. The former Executive Director of Quincy Jones Productions, Ross has produced some of the largest and most successful live events in history.

About Algorand
Algorand is building the technology to power everything from the creator economy to the convergence of traditional and decentralized finance. Founded by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali, Algorand developed a blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for anyone to transition into the new digital economy. The leading decentralized infrastructure of choice for visionary leaders across more than 1000 global organizations, Algorand is enabling the simple creation of next generation financial products, protocols and exchange of value. For more information, visit www.algorand.com.

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RFOX VALT Metaverse Announces New Virtual Land Sale of SHOPs for Its Upcoming Gaming-Inspired Quarter Arkamoto 3964

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November 23, 2021 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Today, metaverse builder RFOX announced the launch of the newest quarter of its upcoming RFOX VALT metaverse: Arkamoto, a gaming-inspired virtual space that is also open to all businesses. To spearhead this launch, RFOX VALT has set the auction of 25 premium SHOPs in Arkamoto on December 9, 2021.

The RFOX VALT is a fully immersive, virtual reality-driven retail and entertainment experience in the metaverse that combines gaming elements, bringing together the best-in-class of crypto through NFTs and real-world applications of e-commerce, gaming, entertainment, and more.

RFOX formally unveiled the RFOX VALT in September 2021, when it launched the RFOX VALT SHOP Auction in the metaverse’s arts-inspired quarter, Callinova. During this auction, all 25 SHOPs, or virtual spaces dedicated to metaverse-based shops for various businesses, were sold for a total of 29,503,803 RFOX, which was worth USD 1.4 million at the time.

Arkamoto, the newly-introduced gaming quarter of the RFOX VALT, is named after the combination of the words “arcade,” in reference to popular gaming machines in public venues, and “Nakamoto,” after Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the creator or creators of Bitcoin, the first and biggest cryptocurrency. Aside from the SHOPs available for auction, Arkamoto will have several areas dedicated to gaming and live e-sports tournaments in the RFOX VALT metaverse.

During the upcoming SHOP auction for the RFOX VALT’s gaming quarter, a total of 25 SHOPs will be available for sale to interested parties. Auction winners will get their SHOPs in the form of NFTs, which will give them access to tools for customizing their 3D SHOPs with different interior designs and textures, as well as managing their NFT assets on sale. In the future, they will also be provided a hosted white-label storefront website with an integrated NFT marketplace and NFT creation tools.

For this round, SHOPs will be available for sale in exchange for ETH, which will be used as the cryptocurrency of choice for the auction. RFOX intends to use the ETH collected from the auction to buy back RFOX from the market. The shift from the use of RFOX during the previous auction to the use of ETH for the upcoming sale is a strategic move to enhance the tokenomics of the RFOX token through ETH-fueled buybacks of RFOX. In addition, RFOX can more easily spread awareness of the RFOX ecosystem to the wider crypto and blockchain community, while facilitating a more convenient onboarding process to the RFOX VALT.

In the days leading up to the auction on December 9, RFOX will unveil more details about Arkamoto, including additional details of the SHOP sale, use cases for the quarter, and more. These upcoming updates are geared towards giving auction participants and the general public a more comprehensive picture of the prospective value and utility of the gaming quarter.

The upcoming RFOX VALT metaverse is supported by the RFOX ecosystem of products and services that provide enhancements and support to the metaverse that RFOX is building. The RFOX ecosystem includes gaming and NFT generation platforms powered by RFOX Games and RFOX NFTs, crypto financial instruments such as staking and liquidity pools created by RFOX Finance, and potent online media and marketing support from RFOX Media.

Ben Fairbank, CEO and Co-Founder of RFOX, said: “The world is increasingly becoming more aware of the metaverse and its promise as the logical evolution of the Internet. We are excited to welcome the newest participants of the metaverse through our SHOP auction for the Arkamoto gaming-inspired quarter of the RFOX VALT. Together, we will be the pioneers that will have a key advantage as the world capitalizes on metaverse technology in the coming years.”

Since the inaugural RFOX VALT SHOP auction in September, public awareness of the metaverse has significantly increased. Thus far, RFOX has partnered with major blockchain companies Yield Guild Games and ICON Foundation for the RFOX VALT, and these partners will prominently use the RFOX VALT metaverse to showcase their latest offerings and engage with their respective communities in a fully immersive way. Ultimately, the RFOX VALT will be an open-platform, inter-operable metaverse that interconnects with and supports various blockchains, enabling the exhibit of NFTs from different platforms and implementation of several features running on smart contracts and other programs inherent in these networks.

About RFOX VALT
RFOX VALT is a fully immersive shopping, retail, and entertainment experience in virtual reality, combining gaming elements and forming its own standalone metaverse. It brings together the best in class of crypto through NFTs and real-world applications of ecommerce, gaming, and entertainment.

About RFOX
RFOX is a metaverse builder based in Southeast Asia, with a mission to be the global leader in immersive metaverse experiences focused on retail, media, gaming, and rewards, through the RFOX VALT metaverse. The company has built the RFOX ecosystem of products and solutions that include online games, whitelabel NFT platforms, crypto-financial products, digital media platforms, and more. Its main token is RFOX, the digital asset that fuels the RFOX metaverse ecosystem and its immersive technology.

Website: https://www.redfoxlabs.io/rfox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redfoxlabs.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/redfoxlabs_io
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjSvr6RFSMlN00mWRiU0mSQ
Discord: http://discord.gg/rfox

Donating Cryptocurrency to Nonprofits Just Got Easier Thanks to New Offerings from Classy 3698

Classy, a giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about, has partnered with Coinbase Commerce and The San Diego Foundation to launch three Crypto Giving Funds, making it easier for cryptocurrency holders to donate to nonprofits. Donors who wish to make tax-deductible crypto donations can choose from funds that benefit a variety of nonprofits in the food relief, health, and community support sectors.

The cryptocurrency market is now worth over $3 trillion, yet it’s estimated that only a few hundred nonprofits are accepting crypto as a donation method. As Classy works to expand the ways nonprofits can tap into new technologies to improve their funding, its Crypto Giving Funds will serve as a way to give nonprofits an easy entry point into the crypto market before Classy launches its own in-house offering next year.

“Nonprofits need to build relationships within the crypto community, which is full of young philanthropists looking for ways to make a difference,” says Chris Himes, Classy’s CEO. “Crypto is the first form of money that’s ever existed entirely online, and it needs to play a more prominent role in funding social and environmental progress. The tax advantages of donating an appreciated asset can be tremendous, so connecting the crypto community with the social sector is a high priority for Classy.”

Top 10 Upcoming NFT Drops From The Survey Of 500 NFT Experts 3932

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The NFT market has seen tremendous growth in recent times and we are only seeing the beginning of it. In May 2021, Beeple sold a non-fungible token (NFT) for a whopping $69 million. A report on Forbes revealed that a set of 101 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) were sold for a staggering $24 million. At this point, it is safe to say that the NFT market has come to stay, and people ignoring the market might be doing themselves a disservice.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are programmatically generated unique digital tokens that can be used to represent real-world assets like real estate, artworks, music, and so on. With this revolutionary invention, there is now a possibility of bringing art ownership to the masses. With the growing demand for NFTs, there is currently a long list of collections to choose from.

According to a survey of 500 NFT experts who were asked to rank 100 upcoming NFT drops. The top 10 were selected based on parameters like:

  • Uniqueness
  • Virality
  • Media Presence
  • Possible increase in value
  • Execution

Overview Of The Top 5 Upcoming NFT Drops Based On This Ranking

From the overview, you can see that BitColors is leading the chart with a near-perfect score of 48. It is followed closely by CrypToadz with a 47 score, while CyberKongz is following closely after scoring 45 in the survey.

A look At The Top 5 Upcoming NFT Collections

BitColors

Although most NFT collections pay more attention to digital arts, BitColors brings a completely new dimension to the NFT fuzz. It is a collection of 1000 handcrafted NFT colors that you can own and trade. We can all see the reason BitColors scored a 10 in its potential upside and uniqueness.

CrypToadz

CryptToadz was created by Gremplin, an artist who is believed to be the visual historian of the non-fungible token market. This collection is made up of 6969 pixelated amphibious creatures that are trying to escape from the tyrannical rule of the evil king Gremplin. When the project was first launched in early September, it sold more than $17.5 million worth of non-fungible tokens within the first week.

CyberKongz

The CyberKongz NFT collection became popular because they served as suitable profile pictures on Discord. Artist Myoo launched the NFTt collection in early March 2021 with 1000 unique and randomly created 2D and 3D NFT social avatars. The popularity of the collection grew when NFT lovers found the minting process on the OpenSea NFT marketplace.

Habbo Avatars

Habbo Avatars is the first official NFT collection for Habbo created by Sulake. It is made up of 11,600 unique, handcrafted, and automatically generated pixilated avatars. There are currently about 2,500 collectors who have purchased over 10,000 Habbo avatars. This NFT collection marked the entrance of an existing video game IP into the NFT market.

Sneaky Vampires

The Sneaky Vampire NFT collection started as an idea by a group of friends. Since its debut in the NFT space, Sneaky Vampires have transitioned to become quite a sensation in the NFT space. It is made up of 8,888 Vampires that offer some elements of utility to its collectors.

Conclusion

The NFT buzz is only getting started. According to a report on Reuters, the NFT sales volume surged $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021. This momentum is very much expected to continue. As digital artists churn out new NFTs by the day, collectors, on the other hand, are looking out for the next CryptoPunks.

FortKnoxster launches its Crypto Suite with built-in security and beyond 4533

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Cybersecurity company FortKnoxster launches its one-stop crypto app, Crypto Suite™, with a range of features aimed at the crypto-and-security lovers. Among the features, which all are protected by strong end-to-end encryption, are:

  • Fiat to crypto and reverse
  • Crypto to crypto exchange
  • Store and transfer NFTs
  • Send/request crypto direct in the secure chat
  • Video calling, group chats, storage, voice messaging
  • PIN/Biometric security protection
  • Upgrades using the FortKnoxster coin, FKX

With security breaches in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency becoming more frequent, FortKnoxster has made use of what is known as a Hierarchically Derived (HD) wallet model, allowing enhanced security and strong protection. Combined with default and seamless end-to-end encryption, the security level is very strong.

Crypto Suite, which initially is in beta, is free of charge to use all features in the Crypto Suite. A PRO upgrade gives, among other benefits, access to unlimited encrypted storage and calling.

Crypto Suite has a variety of use cases, and besides the above, it can also be used as a remittance app, as sending crypto in the built-in messenger is both super easy and fast.

The FortKnoxster platform is a multi-device app that can be used both on mobile and web and can also be white-labeled to businesses.

FortKnoxster CEO & co-founder Niels Klitsgaard comments:

“We are happy and excited to finally launch our one-stop crypto app, which solves a range of challenges most people in the crypto space are facing. With Crypto Suite, we help people store and manage their crypto assets – but at the same time, we also safeguard their communications, data and privacy. Crypto Suite is an easy-to-use solution and addresses most crypto needs in one single app.”

About FortKnoxster

FortKnoxster is founded by Danish cybersecurity experts and headquartered in Gibraltar, with offices in London and Dubai. FortKnoxster has users in almost 200 countries and their utility coin, FKX, can be traded at KuCoin and Uniswap.

Website: https://fortknoxster.com/
Telegram: https://t.me/FortKnoxster
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortknoxster

Taboo To Dominate The Nft Market With The Launch Of Their Marketplace With $1m Worth Of Content 3771

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Taboo aims to become the Playboy of blockchain. They fill in gaps where industry giants have yet to establish themselves, by embracing decentralization, to provide innovative solutions to adult industry problems.

Taboo, the adult NFT & Streaming media project, specializing in highly exclusive content is all set to launch its much awaited marketplace. This will allow the Taboo Token holders to buy, sell, trade NFTs and stake their Taboo Tokens. To encourage user interaction and participation, Taboo is also launching $1 Million dollars worth of NFTs, as the flagship product offering, on the platform.

There will be celebrity, ex-playboy models, and other styled collections. Taboo is helping bridge the gap from existing powerhouse brands by using its token for payment. Their platform is built as a user-friendly introduction to what Blockchain can do, for adult content creators, and how decentralization of platform and payment can benefit them.

The TABOO platform products will be purchased in $Taboo, the native currency, meaning no chargebacks and no theft of content. Where payments are final. The proffered products are heavily curated, for quality and kept exclusive to the Taboo platform. The token platform has yield farming, in the spirit of decentralization, using defi yield pools, as well.

No other marketplace in development or in existence has the breadth of features and interoperability that Taboo’s does. Built on the Plasma Network, Taboo allows for low fee, cross-chain transfers, helping to bring crypto forward into a more unified system. The platform also contains a unique tier system that will launch along with the $1 million dollar release. Only three of the four tiers planned will be active at launch. Each tier is locked behind a wall, to which only specified USD amounts held, in $TABOO tokens, will provide the key to open each Tier to the treasures within. In each tier will be thematic collections based on the type of content and the model/celebrity, the creative direction, the story, etc. There will be enough content for early users to sink their teeth into.

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Taboo Sets to Revolutionize Adult Industry Using Crypto NFTs

Taboo comprises three core pillars. Quality. Exclusivity, and Innovation. These are the defining pillars of the organization.

Quality:

All NFTs are from the best of the best, in fashion, adult, and more! The creators and content are carefully curated for quality, to maximize the value of the Taboo system, for both users and content creators.

For example, the $1 million in NFTs will include, never before seen photos and videos of:

Certain celebrities (some topless) of people like Britney Spears, Amanda Cerny, and Lindsay Lohan.

Exclusive, the best to come from Playboy, models like, Khloe Terae, 3x international playmate of the year and the official designated brand ambassador

Additionally, also included are project partners Holly Barker, Cj Sparxx, Bri Tiesi , and Jeni Summers.

There will even be some unannounced models like: Jacqueline Zwetburg, Colin Shannon, Jess Hinton will be included.

This is only a taste of what is to come.

Exclusivity:

With quality comes Exclusivity. Taboo is capitalizing on the concept of uniqueness and scarcity, inherent in NFTs, through its tiering system. In this system, different levels of content are provided, based on their SFW, to NSFW, to xxx nature, in tiers 1-4. Tiers 1-3 will be active at launch. A unique criterion needs to be met in order to acquire the ability to access this exclusive. The criteria are based on a set USD dollar amount to taboo tokens, priced free at tier one, but up to 10,000 at tier 4

Additionally, all content showcased is exclusive. No one else has it.

Finally, the product provided will be of the highest quality, to match both price point and exclusivity

These elements are economic incentives towards value and key to Taboos growth and potential.

Innovation:

Dedicated to quality and creating the kind of exclusivity people will actually pay money, for Taboo is dedicated to innovation. To accomplish this, Taboo engaged the best nft marketplace development team in crypto. The team that built Enjin Coin’s Marketplace. This same team has custom-built every part of the marketplace to fit exact specifications, according to the Taboo design, while keeping the UI simple. The goal is to allow for an easy learning curve for a non-crypto. So any user (over 18) can access the content, as long as they have a crypto wallet like trust wallet or metamask.

Key Features of the Taboo Marketplace That Sets it Apart From Other

The Taboo NFT marketplace is one of the key milestones in the project’s history and path ahead as the marketplace offers breakthrough services, features for both content creators and buyers. Content Creators will be able to do the following,

  • Mint NFTs using the Taboo NFT minting function, on the Marketplace,
  • Submit content and submit for approval, by the Taboo Moderators.
  • Set firm prices for NFT sales or put their NFTs up for auction and bidding competitions!

Content Creators that wish to cash out their earnings, may do so through the Fiat on-ramp, subject to all national and international regulations. The Marketplace payment methods are immediate and trustless. There is no 2-day waiting period for payment. All NFT sales and purchases are immediately transferred to the creator’s account, minus the Platform’s 8% processing fee. Apart from creators, the users also enjoy an array of features and services some of which include,

  • Buy any content listed for sale on the marketplace.
  • View, Search, Filter, and Sort Content,
  • Check their bought content.
  • Check their transaction history.
  • Can follow, comment, and interact with their favorite content creators’ profiles.
  • Buy, Bid, and compete for NFTs sold at auction.
  • Stake Taboo, to earn more Taboo!
  • Yield farming 

Additionally, Taboo will be hosting parties at its very own Taboo Mansion, for the mystical Tier 4 holders. There are several designated and chosen locations, but the team has decided to keep this secret, until the time is ripe. There will also be online meetups, for the Covid-19 Conscious, parties to support Trade Shows, and more! This is the benefit for being a member of the Fourth Tier of the tiered model. Users get to come be a part of Taboo, with the models, parties, and locations. Treated like the VIPs Taboo considers them to be.

Future features to be included in Marketplace Version 2, to come sometime Late 2021-Early 2022 are:

a.  VR
b.  Live Streaming
c.  Active Tipping
d.  Advertising/Monetization of space
e. Staking onto individual profiles
f.  Even more high profile models
g. Private DM’s, video chats, texts with creators
h. Cross-chain integration of the hottest chains in Cryptocurrency.
i. Immutable NFT’s 
j. fiat onramp
k. other project coin farming, on our platform, providing marketing support to them and allowing users to farm taboo on our platform, for that.
l. And more!

To learn more about Taboo visit Taboo.community
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HOW TO MAKE A COMPANY REGISTRATION IN SOUTH AFRICA 4326

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Company registration in South Africa for new businesses and established businesses intending to expand beyond their initial sphere of influence is no longer a difficult task. Technology has made everything easier. This is why a business owner can visit a website built for the registration process instead of the former method of physical presence in a long queue. South Africa is one of the most developed economies in Africa. Besides, it has one of the most advanced standard infrastructures that create a boost to business activities being carried out. Aside from its developed economy and infrastructure, registering a business in South Africa comes with great benefits.

Benefits of Company Registration in South Africa

Below are the benefits of registering company in South Africa:

There have been issues surrounding the use of a company’s name by another company. While this may seem like a not-so-important matter, it can cause a setback. Therefore, registering a business in South Africa will make the name of your company to be legally approved and thus prevent any possibility of theft of business name

Having a company registration in South Africa approved increases the credibility of the founder. If it is approved by the authority in charge, it means it can be trusted. If it can be trusted, then investing in it will be a wise decision. Every company needs investors. Registering a business in this place makes it easier to attract investors and convince potential investors about the safety of their investment.

A registered business is eligible to submit an application for tenders and contracts of many suppliers and Government Departments. These bodies are very interested in the seriousness of a venture that will collaborate with them to deliver a service or product. One of the ways they confirm this is knowing whether the business has a place on the list of legally approved businesses.
It is easy to separate personal assets and life from the assets and risks that are for your business.

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Steps to Take in Registering a Company in South Africa

Visit the website of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to create an account. There is a customer registration link on the homepage that will redirect you to the main platform for registration (1). It is required to fill in all the important details demanded on the online form. Also, it is important to deposit funds into this account to make a transaction on the platform.

Give the business a name. This must come with a lot of reflection on the kind of name that will have a strong impression on the target customers. This will help to enhance the required marketing and branding initiative of the company. The name should be simple, easy to remember, and spell. Once this is decided, proceed to reserve a name on the website (2). It is required to drop alternative names in case the preferred name is already in use. So, it is advisable to pick names that will make a good impression and are suitable for what you are doing.

Understand the type of business you want to register. You may want to seek the guidance of business advisors or legal practitioners on the kind of business entity that is most suitable for your kind of business. You can pick from various types of businesses except for Close Corporations that are not accepted to be registered in South Africa. During registration, companies are given a Standard Memorandum of Incorporation that contains the rules guiding the business, its activities, and structure.

Once the activities required on the Transact page where you get the name of your company approved are completed, the next thing is to proceed with the registration of the company. This is done on the page meant for company registration. Enter all the required details about its founder, incorporators, and directors. Once this is done, you need to complete information about the business to be registered online. Information such as the period of its financial year ending, shares issued among other important things will be provided.  What follows this step is adopting the reserved name as the official name of the company after which the final document confirming the registration will be sent to be signed and dated by the director or incorporator.

The document previously sent will be submitted to CIPC with supporting documents such as:Letter confirming the reservation of name
Signed COR 15.1A form
South African ID or
Power of Attorney form for someone representing the stakeholders of the company

Once this is done, you can send them via mail with the tracking number you have been given (3). In 3 days, a reply will be sent congratulating you for successful company registration in South Africa.

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Conclusion

With the right knowledge at our disposal, we save ourselves from a lot of stress and do what we have to do in a short period. The ease that comes with registering a business in South Africa is interesting and attractive to new businesses intending to have a base on the South African territory.

(1)  Input www.cipc.co.za for the registration.
(2)  It costs R50 to reserve a name and R125 for registering a business in South Africa with a standard Memorandum of Incorporation.
(3) This is the mail to send the documents to eServicesCoReg@cipc.co.za