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To provide for the incorporation, registration, capitalization, organization and management of for profit, and not for profit, companies; to define the relationships between companies and their respective shareholders or members and directors; to provide for equitable and efficient mergers, amalgamations and takeovers of companies, and for efficient rescue of failing companies; to provide appropriate legal redress for investors and third parties with respect to companies; to establish a Commission and a Takeover Regulation Panel to administer the requirements of the Act with respect to companies, and a Companies Ombud to facilitate alternative dispute resolution and to review decisions of the Commission and the Takeover Regulation Panel, and a Financial Reporting Standards Council to advise on requirements for financial record keeping and reporting by companies; to repeal the Companies Act, 1973 (Act No. 61 of 1973) and provide for the possible future repeal of the Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act No. 69 of 1984); and to provide for incidental matters –



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