Shareholder Relationships can be the Mother of all Disputes

Good shareholder relationships are important. According to the Romans, community of property or co-ownership was the mother of all disputes. And this still holds true today. How often does the following scenario play out? Shareholder Relationships can go Wrong Two [...]

By | July 4th, 2016|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , , |

Only a Practising Attorney can draft a Memorandum of a Company

Only a practising attorney may draft a memorandum of a company. A memorandum of a company includes a memorandum of incorporation (MOI) under the new Companies Act. If anyone else does, they are committing a criminal offence. There are many [...]

By | August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , |

Amend your Memorandum of Incorporation or not?

The new Companies Act of 2008 requires every South African company's Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) to comply with the Act. The law asked that you amend your memorandum of incorporation by 30th April 2013. Many people are worried because they did not do [...]

By | April 15th, 2013|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , |

What did the new Companies Act do to my MOI?

Shareholders must know what changes need to be made to their company's MOI to bring it in line with the new South African Companies Act. These changes are important, as the new Companies Act puts many new requirements on the [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , , |

What is a MOI or Memorandum of Incorporation?

A lot of people want to know: what is a MOI? The term "MOI" is an abbreviation for “Memorandum of Incorporation”. It is a document that sets out the rights, duties and responsibilities of shareholders, directors and other persons involved [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , |

Update on the New Companies Act

EDIT: This post is now out of date, to get the latest details on the companies act see this post   As many readers may know the  Companies Act no. 71 of 2008 (a.k.a. The New Companies Act), was signed [...]

By | April 8th, 2010|Categories: Company Law|Tags: , , , |