Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Is the registration of a mortgage bond a “disposal” of assets?

10th June 2009 The Companies Act of 1973 provides in section 228 that in order for a company to dispose of the whole or greater part of its assets, it must obtain... 

Protect consumers, protect yourself and do it now

4th June 2009 By the time the Consumer Protection Act comes into force in October next year, suppliers can be sure that consumers will be aware of their rights,... 

Market disruption clauses operating as a draw stop event

28th May 2009 Market disruption clauses are playing an increasing role in lending transactions in the South African market. The purpose of such clauses is to... 

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Administrative fines envisaged in the new Companies Act of 2008 – could be costly?

20th May 2009 The new Companies Act will provide that a company may be fined for failure to comply with the Act. For example, if your business fails to keep... 

Confidential Information in the Hands of the Competition Authorities: Rights at Stake?

13th May 2009 The Competition Commission is responsible for the investigation of complaints of anti-competitive conduct and is the first port of call in an... 

Black economic empowerment: a windy road ahead?  

30th April 2009 Due to the current trying economic times, companies will be required to perform a balancing act to ensure that their businesses survive the harsh... 

Johannesburg’s draft swimming pool by-laws – will it drown? 

29th April 2009 The new draft swimming pool by-laws for the City of Joburg have resulted in contradictory views being expressed by pool owners regarding... 

Notification of default judgment on Facebook

16th April 2009 In a recent judgement, the Australian Supreme Court ordered that notice of a default judgment granted in the absence of the defendants could be... 

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