March 25, 2021

How do I register a trust?

A trust is an agreement between the person who owns the assets and the appointed trustees. A trust can be a good way to preserve your […]
March 25, 2021

Auditing your tax compliance profile

Taxpayers who make use of the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) electronic filing system (or as it is generally known, eFiling) will know that, in addition to containing a history […]
March 25, 2021

What’s the buzz about business rescue?

If a company/close corporation is in financial trouble and all possible avenues to save the business have been exhausted, there is one last option available to […]
March 17, 2021

#2 What the hell is that?

As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letter B. Phobia Condition Bacteriophobia Fear of bacteria – Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia.  This is a pathological fear of contamination and germs […]
February 5, 2021

What the hell is that?

Shortly before the holiday season commenced, my firm was mandated to undertake a due diligence on behalf of a potential purchaser of a farming operation involving poultry, geese, and […]
January 14, 2021

Are you freely exposing your data to data thieves?

Convenience is everything in our fast-pace world that never seems to sleep. From takeaways to online shopping to 24-hour stores to free public internet networks, our […]
January 14, 2021

When can businesses return to ‘business as usual’

2020 was a year that will always be remembered for a variety of reasons. Apart from the obvious invasion of COVID around the world, South Africa […]
January 14, 2021

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
October 14, 2020

IFRS vs IFRS for SMEs

The majority of financial statements in South Africa are arguably compiled by implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) […]
October 14, 2020

What is meant by “connected persons”?

On 28 January 2020, SARS released interpretation note 67 providing guidance on the term “connected persons” in section 1(1) of the Income Tax Act. The interpretation […]
July 13, 2017

Can someone record me without my permission?

Over the past few months, we have seen videos being posted on social media of physical altercations, poor service delivery and racial slurs, but the victims […]
July 13, 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 […]
May 23, 2017

What makes an effective disclaimer?

Disclaimer notices offer protection for owners and employees concerning shopping centres, stadiums, parking lots and other public areas. For these notices to be effective, certain requirements […]
January 26, 2017

Is your Business POPI Compliant?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act which seeks to regulate the Processing of Personal Information. What is Personal Information? Means any information […]