October 8, 2020

It’s time to ramp up the way you protect personal information

Data is everywhere. In fact, because of the nifty autosave setting on the word processer used for writing this sentence, new information is being added to […]
October 22, 2019

Audit and review requirements

The Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (“the Act”) has made provision for significant changes for companies with regards to the requirement to be audited or […]
October 22, 2019

Equal treatment for shareholders

Section 163 focuses specifically on the interest of minority shareholders. The protection of minority shareholders’ rights must be understood within the context of the provisions set […]
October 7, 2019

Shareholders’ agreements in a nutshell

A shareholders’ agreement sets out how a private company should be operated and regulates the various shareholders’ rights and obligations. It is therefore important that a […]
August 7, 2019

Have you hired the wrong person for the job?

When a company grows, the number of employees grows too and while this is an exciting venture, the pressure to fill new positions may lead recruiters […]
August 7, 2019

Don’t forget to file your company annual financials

In terms of Section 33 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“the Act”), read with Regulations 28, 29, 30 and 33 of the Companies Regulations […]
August 7, 2019

How to put together an exit strategy

Preparing yourself and your business for your inevitable exit from that business, whether by choice or fate, is one of the most neglected aspects we see […]
June 12, 2019

What is the Business Judgment Rule?

When running a business there are going to be times where the directors in charge will have to make difficult decisions and take risks in order […]
March 25, 2019

Ethics – A rare commodity

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world” – Albert Camus Based on the recent events in South Africa, ethics should be […]
March 25, 2019

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
April 3, 2018

The Competition Commission: Play fair or else

There has been a lot of activity in the commercial sector regarding unfair behaviour according to the Competition Commission. Claims arose that retail giants blocked rivals […]
February 23, 2018

How does the Budget Speech affect you, your property transactions and your estate?

On 21 February 2018, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his 2018 Budget Speech.Hereby a summary of the most significant proposals for the 2018/2019 Budget as tabled […]
February 16, 2018

How to register a new company

The basic steps to register a company under the Companies Act of 2008 at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) involves certain forms and supporting […]
February 12, 2018

Is your business legally compliant?

Compliance refers to a company obeying all of the legal laws and regulations regarding how they manage the business, their staff, and their treatment towards their […]
February 12, 2018

Do restraint of trade agreements work?

A restraint of trade is an agreement between an employer and an employee, or a provision in an employment contract that restricts an employee from being […]
January 8, 2018

Is your business being liquidated?

Many businesses fail and consequently have to face financial crises that few recover from and in most instances, results in business owners shutting doors for good. […]
October 24, 2017

GEARING UP FOR POPI COMPLIANCE

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will soon be tabled in parliament. The POPI Act outlines how companies may collect, handle, store and discard the […]