Business Law

April 23, 2021

When company directors and shareholders come to blows…

“…the mere exercise of majority shareholding voting rights does not amount to oppression…” (extract from judgment below) What happens when a company’s directors and shareholders fall […]
April 23, 2021

Can an employee who refuses vaccination be fired?

Most of us will celebrate the day we are offered a COVID-19 vaccination, but here in South Africa as overseas it seems inevitable that a significant […]
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 […]
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