March 29, 2017

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 […]
March 29, 2017

What happens if I never received the summons?

Imagine receiving the nasty surprise that default judgement has been entered against your name because of a summons that you have never even received. It is […]
March 29, 2017

Requirements to restore a deregistered company

There are various circumstances in which a company (or close corporation) can become deregistered at the CIPC. 1. The company itself can apply for deregistration at […]
March 29, 2017

Can I sue someone if they insult me?

Being insulted by another person can be hurtful, embarrassing and damaging. Much of the time we’re told just to develop a thicker skin and move on, […]
February 27, 2017

Why alternate dispute resolution (ADR) is so important

Disputes and hostilities are regrettably a part of life and more so a part of commercial and business interactions. Many disputes can be foreseen / foreshadowed […]
February 27, 2017

Cancelling a lease agreement early

If you want to end your contract early, this can only be done “in situations where the Consumer Protection Act or Rental Housing Act apply” – […]
February 27, 2017

What is a Title Deed?

If you are planning to buy a new property, you will need to get the title deed transferred into your name to prove that you are […]
February 27, 2017

What makes a suretyship valid?

On 29 May 2015, in the case of Dormell Properties 282 CC v Bamberger[1], the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) set out the importance of, firstly, […]
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 […]
January 26, 2017

Does your business need a liquor licence?

Liquor manufacturers and suppliers require a liquor license, as regulated by the National Liquor Authority. If your liquor registration has been cancelled you cannot continue to […]
June 6, 2018

Interest free loans to directors

It is very often the case that a company extends an interest free or low interest loan to a director. This manifests either as a true […]
May 22, 2018

The hidden cha-ching when selling your home

Selling your home involves various costs, and you may get out of your sale less than what you expected. Do these costs apply to you? *The […]
May 4, 2018

The taxation of employee incentive schemes

It has become popular commercial practice for many employers to design employment incentive schemes whereby employees are remunerated for services rendered over a period of time […]
May 4, 2018

Assets held as security by SARS when a company is being liquidated

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court previously granted an application brought by Van der Merwe and others (acting as liquidators) requiring the Commissioner for the South African Revenue […]