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5 legal tips for start-ups

South Africa - October 25 2018 Many highly successful start-ups are bedevilled by legal disputes, often between founders or funders, which could have been easily avoided. The story…

A slow start for the community schemes ombud service

South Africa - October 10 2018 It has been two years since the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, No 9 of 2011 (Act) was brought into force. The Act provides for the establishment…

Removal of a director by shareholders - to give reasons or not to give reasons?

South Africa - January 18 2018 The Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Companies Act) regulates the removal of directors. In terms of the Companies Act, a director may be removed either…

Samantha Matjila.

Community Schemes Ombud Service Act: A year on

South Africa - November 20 2017 The Act was drafted with a three-fold purpose, namely: to provide a dispute resolution mechanism in respect of “community schemes” - that is, housing…

Contesting the validity of proxy votes - the SCA’s judgment in Clearwater Estates

South Africa - November 8 2017 In terms of s58(1) of the Companies Act, “At any time, a shareholder of a company may appoint any individual, including an individual who is not a…