July 4, 2018

RECENT DATA BREACHES AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF

Given the number of data breaches that have occurred recently, companies would be prudent to review their privacy policies and procedures, despite the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) […]
June 1, 2018

SUBMITTING YOUR AFS TO CIPC IN AN XBRL COMPLIANT FORMAT

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”) will introduce digital financial reporting via the internationally acknowledged best-practise technology standard of XBRL on 1 July 2018. This new reporting methodology is a new […]
May 7, 2018

THE IMPACT OF THE CPA ON FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS

With franchises becoming a common phenomenon worldwide and franchisors, traditionally, benefitting from a strong bargaining position when negotiating franchise agreements, regulation of the industry has become inevitable and has South […]
April 4, 2018

CANCELLING A CONTRACT? THE DO’S AND DONT’S TO CONSIDER!

Every person, whether an individual or a juristic person, will find themselves in a situation where they will want to terminate a contract. The aim of this article is to […]
January 31, 2018

WHEN DOES PRESCRIPTION OF A DEBT START?

Debt does not last forever, after a period of time it prescribes and becomes invalid. Prescribed debt can be explained as old debt that has not been acknowledged over a […]
December 14, 2017

GEARING UP FOR POPI COMPLIANCE

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act is a piece of legislation to keep a close eye on. The POPI Act outlines how companies may collect, handle, store and discard […]
December 5, 2017

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 employed by a competitor […]
November 16, 2017

SHOP CLOSED: HOW TO DEREGISTER A COMPANY OR CC

When the time has come to close shop, a company or close corporation may be deregistered upon request from the company or close corporation or any other third party, but […]
October 6, 2017

NEW REQUIREMENTS TO RE-INSTATE A COMPANY OR CLOSE CORPORATION

A company or close corporation may be deregistered upon request from the company or close corporation or any other third party. A company or close corporation may also be re-instated. […]