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Can I run a business from a residential property?

14 September 2021,  Cleopatra Mukhari

I’m looking at buying an old house and renovating such to use as offices for my general medical practice. In the area that I’m looking at there are a number of small businesses also operating from houses. However, I want to make sure I’m allowed to run my practice from this property. How can I do that?

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The impact of the new Cybercrimes Act on businesses

14 July 2021,  Nanette Janse van Rensburg

My business operates in the electronic communications sector and I’m a little concerned as to what the new Cybercrimes Act will mean for us and how it can affect my business. Can you shed any light on this?

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The Information Officer and POPIA: What you need to know

20 May 2021

I am the compliance officer for our retail business. I’m aware of the deadline of 1 July 2021 to be POPIA compliant and we are busy putting the necessary in place. I’ve recently heard that the Information Regulator now requires information officers to be registered with the Information Regulator. Is this true and what are the main responsibilities of an information officer?

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The benefits of learnerships for your business

20 May 2021

I have been informed by a colleague that I may need to look at implementing learnerships to improve the BEE level of my company. How do learnerships work and can they really provide such a benefit?

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Dismissed for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine - is that fair?

17 March 2021,  Sinenhlanhla Khoza

With the words “I have been vaccinated!” being common among our healthcare workers these days, it is natural to start wondering whether your job may be at risk for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Right now there is no law in South Africa that obligates an employee to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.  In fact, there is no legislation which regulates the circumstances under which an employer may force an employee to undergo medical treatment as opposed to medical ...

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The final say on business interruption insurance and Covid-19

16 March 2021,  Brady Mac Pherson

I’ve been following the media reports relating to the Café Chameleon case and their claim that their business interruption insurance covers losses suffered due to Covid-19. The last I heard was that this case was being appealed by the insurer. I have a similar argument going with my insurers, and would like to know whether there is any finality yet on the matter.

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Who must submit a compliance report in terms of section 13G of the B-BBEE Act?

16 March 2021,  Marc Naude

I recently saw an article about the B-BBEE Commission requiring BEE compliance reports to be submitted to it. I don’t really know what a compliance report is or who must submit such. Will my business have to do this?

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Why the company secretary is a business superpower

15 February 2021,  Mulalo Mokgoro

The title “company secretary” brings to mind a picture of an administrative secretary who attends to scheduling of your diary and answering phones calls on behalf of your company. The company secretary is not the aforementioned but rather a specialised role regulated by the Companies Act of 2008. This position is mostly occupied by individuals or juristic persons who possess specialised governance knowledge with a legal qualification. A company secretary’s duties as regula...

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5 reasons why POPIA is not a curse word

03 February 2021,  Damian Viviers

POPIA has for years, and especially since coming into effect on 01 July 2020, attracted significant attention. While this legislation does of course place new compliance obligations on businesses during a time of economic difficulty and uncertainty left in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is certainly not bad news, whether seen from a business or personal perspective. Here are five reasons why the coming into effect of POPIA is actually a really good thing:1. The flow of personal informatio...

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