April 25, 2017

What is the sequestration process?

The sequestration process involves a court application. The applicant in the application is either yourself for your own sequestration (voluntary surrender) or the applicant is one of […]
April 25, 2017

Can I amend my will?

Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change […]
April 25, 2017

How do I get copyright on something?

Whenever someone creates a piece of original work based on their own idea, they are automatically granted copyright on that creation. This includes work produced by […]
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 […]
July 4, 2018

Growing your business and adapting to change

Growing a business takes several important characteristics that require a dedicated leader driving it at the helm. These characteristics include vision, change and people. An effective […]
June 6, 2018

Offshore companies and doing business in South Africa – A companies act perspective

According to the most recent statistics released by the South African Revenue Service, South Africa remains a net importer of goods and services. Put differently, one […]
June 6, 2018

Interest free loans and trusts

The recent introduction of section 7C to the Income Tax Act brought the taxation of trusts, and the funding thereof specifically, under the spotlight again. Briefly, section […]
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 […]