Business Law

September 3, 2020

Directors, Trustees: Can you hold your AGMs and General Meetings on Zoom?

Regrettably the pandemic still shows no sign of going away any time soon, and the social distancing it has brought to our “new normal” leaves companies […]
January 7, 2016

STARTING A BUSINESS IN 2016? 3 STEPS TO GET YOU GOING

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” (Albert Einstein) It seems as though 2016 has a rough ride in store for us but as the wise […]
January 7, 2016

PAIA MANUALS: ANOTHER LAST MINUTE EXTENSION

“Procrastination is the thief of time” (Edward Young, 18th c. poet) If your business is one of those (mostly smaller – see below) businesses temporarily exempted […]
September 7, 2015

LANDLORDS – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IN BUSINESS RESCUE

Our business rescue legislation aims to save, wherever possible, any company in financial difficulty from total collapse and liquidation. So for example the BRP (Business Rescue […]
May 6, 2015

WHEN CIPC DEREGISTERS YOUR COMPANY …

If, for whatever reason, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) did not receive your company (or CC)’s annual return on due date, it will assume […]
February 2, 2015

BUREAUCRATS AND BRICK WALLS: FIGHT BACK!

“Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve” […]
October 8, 2014

DIRECTORS: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND YOUR INCREASED PERSONAL LIABILITY RISK

Government and our courts are serious about protecting the environment, and NEMA (the National Environmental Management Act) is being strictly enforced. A new amendment to NEMA […]
August 5, 2014

THE AUGUST WEBSITE: ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SILVER BULLET

“Silver Bullet, noun: A simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem.” (Oxford Dictionaries) We all dream of finding one simple piece of advice that […]
February 5, 2014

BUSINESS BUYERS: DON’T DROP THIS BALL!

Before you buy any business, its goodwill or its assets, take legal advice as to whether or not the sale must first be advertised in terms […]
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