October 16, 2018

Contract Management Systems: Tips for Selection and Optimisation

With so many contract management systems (CM Systems) on the market these days, it can be daunting trying to select the right one for your organisation. […]
August 14, 2018

Tick Tock for Demand Loans

Loans in terms of which the obligation for repayment of the outstanding amount only arises on receipt of a demand for repayment from the lender (“Demand […]
August 7, 2018

Mediation, Arbitration or Litigation – Choosing the right Dispute Resolution Clause for your Contract

By the time the ‘big ticket’ items in a contract have been decided, it is tempting to ignore the rest and hope for the best. As […]
May 14, 2018
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POPI: What is it and Does it Apply to Your Business?

Every time you use a service, buy a product online, go to your doctor, pay your taxes, or enter into any contract or service request, you […]
March 23, 2018

Tricky Commercial Terms: Pointers for Negotiating them

Whatever the type of commercial contract parties wish to execute, it will in all likelyhood contain certain key terms which can significantly shift where the risk […]
February 21, 2018
Amanda-Hofmeyr

SaaS Agreements: What are they and How do they Work?

  With new technologies and Apps around every corner, it is no surprise that the products and service offerings in which consumers and businesses are interested, […]
September 6, 2014

A Sale of your Business may require Takeover Regulation Panel Approval

If you conduct your business using a private company as a vehicle then, no matter its size (turnover, asset value, number of shareholders or any other […]
July 24, 2014
Shelley-Mackay-Davidson

Commercial Leases: Practical Notes

Whether you are entering into a commercial lease as a Landlord or as a Tenant, it is imperative that you have an understanding of the legal […]
July 14, 2014
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Mediation introduced to local courts

June 30, 2014
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Financial Mail Top Companies 2014

June 13, 2014

The Companies Act: Friend or Foe of Small Business?

On 1 May the “new” Companies Act will have been in place for exactly three years. Many entrepreneurs are likely to remember the initial confusion when […]
June 10, 2014
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Small firms still have flexibility

April 23, 2014

Mediation increasingly preferred over litigation

Mediation will be introduced as a preferred alternative to litigation in South African Magistrates’ Courts from August 1 this year, when amendments to the rules regulating […]
April 10, 2014
Sarah-Lawrence

New Companies Act: Pros and Cons for Small Business

Small business owners are often caught between the need to house their business operations in a legal entity which affords limited liability, and a desire to […]
November 27, 2013
Brigitte-MacDonald

Commercial Mediation: A Brief Overview

Conflict is an inevitable consequence of human interaction and is common in the commercial world. How to most effectively deal with conflict and resulting disputes is […]
July 8, 2013
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Winds of change blowing strongly

June 14, 2013

Start-up Advice Buying a Business? Buy Right!

In the commercial world, the terms ‘company’ and ‘business’ are often used interchangeably. Statements such as “my business employs 20 people” or “my company manufactures handbags” […]
May 14, 2013
Sarah-Lawrence

Buying a Business vs Buying Shares: a Comparison

In the commercial world, the terms ‘company’ and ‘business’ are often used interchangeably. Statements such as “my business employs 20 people” or “my company manufactures handbags” […]
April 14, 2013

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Small and medium sized businesses in South Africa stand to benefit from legal charges that are about 50 lower than fees at big commercial firms as […]
April 14, 2013

Software Maintenance Agreements: Points to Consider

So you have installed that software system that will be the solution to all of your company’s problems. After months of planning and poring over functional […]