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When must a director disclose a financial interest?

08 February 2022,  Millisanté de Wee

Being a director in a company does not necessarily stop you from holding shares in other companies. However, should your company transact with another company in which you have a shareholding stake and from which you could potentially benefit, it becomes important that you disclose such financial interest to your co-directors, even if you can’t influence the transaction.

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Companies Act Amendment Bill – less red tape or more?

14 December 2021,  Luhann Prinsloo

I understand there are amendments being proposed to the Companies Act? Will this help make life easier or harder for our company? It feels as if there is always just more red tape whenever the law changes.

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How long is a proxy valid for?

14 September 2021,  Johnny Davis

I was recently appointed as a proxy to represent a shareholder at an upcoming shareholders meeting. Unfortunately, the meeting has been rescheduled two months later, and I was wondering if the proxy will still be valid then or would I need to have a new proxy issued by the shareholder for the meeting?

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The importance of women in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

10 August 2021

There is often media reports about BEE and its importance, but one gets the impression the focus is often on black males with black women taking a backseat. Is there any value for companies to consider black women empowerment?

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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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Which socio-economic contributions can be recognised for my BEE scorecard?

14 June 2021,  Marc Naude

Our company will no longer qualify as an automatic EME and we will have to undergo a formal BEE verification. We have always tried to help our community with donations and allowing our staff to help with charities. Will this count towards our socio-economic development points?

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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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Phantom share schemes – a very real option for incentivising your key staff

20 May 2021,  Mulalo Mokgoro

Our family owns a very successful agriculture company that has been built up over the years by our family. We have a number of employees that have also shown their value to the business and we would like to retain and reward them by giving them shares in the business. However, we feel strongly about the family nature of our business and don’t want a large number of shareholders with accompanying shareholder rights we have to involve in every decision. Is this possible to achieve?

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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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