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 […]
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 […]
August 1, 2018

Keep your business growing

Having a successful business means ensuring that it continues to grow. Without growth, your business will eventually run dry and stagnant. But with the added responsibility […]
July 5, 2018

BKI is in good company

As one of our many outreach and social responsibility programs, we have partnered with the Thornybush Collection (www.thornybush.co.za) and others to form a collective, so as […]
July 4, 2018

When it comes to strategy, think big

To create a strategic roadmap for your business you don’t need heaps of wonderful resources; you only need to give up your preconceived ideas about strategy. […]
July 4, 2018

Ten tips for small business owners during tough financial times

When the economy is slow, small business owners struggle to survive, many for the first time. Financial problems consume valuable time and business resources, yet must […]