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September 14, 2021

Influencer Agreements: What to Look Out For

Businesses are increasingly using influencers to endorse products and act as brand ambassadors on social media, at live events or via other media channels. If you […]
August 9, 2021

The Cybercrimes Act, 2020: Be aware of the personal data you hold

The incidence and variety of cybercrimes are proliferating year on year and will continue to do so faster than any legislature is able to promulgate laws […]
June 29, 2021

Property Practitioners Act: How it Aims to Safeguard the Sector

To date, the Estate Agency Affairs Act, No. 112 of 1976 (the “Estate Agency Affairs Act”) has regulated persons who qualified as estate agents. However, the […]
May 20, 2021

Automotive Aftermarket: Overhaul expected from 1 July 2021

Towards the end of last year, Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“Guidelines”) were issued by the Competition Commission (“Commission”) and are due […]
April 3, 2021

Securitisation as a Preferred Funding Mechanism

When a business decides to raise funds, it has a number of options available. The most common options would be in the form of a loan […]
March 17, 2021

M&A Deals: Have you thought about POPI?

With the one-year grace period for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) ending on the 30th of June 2021, it’s difficult to think […]
March 9, 2021

Loan Agreements: The Dark Side (Part III of III)

Loan Agreements: The Dark Side (Part III of III) In Part I of this series we took a look at the contracting parties to a loan […]
February 16, 2021

Mind the Gaps – Caveat’s Legal GAP Analysis

“If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing.” ― John C. Maxwell You are a director and shareholder […]
February 3, 2021

POPI: 10 Compliance Tips for Companies

POPI: 10 Compliance Tips for Companies The one-year grace period for ensuring compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) comes to […]
November 24, 2020

Social and Ethics Committees: The Basics

What is it? The Social and Ethics Committee of a company (“SE Committee”) is one that is concerned with a company’s responsibility in areas dealing with […]
October 28, 2020

Loan Agreements: The Nitty-Gritty (Part II of III)

Introduction In Part I of this series we took a look at the contracting parties to a loan agreement and the commercial details of a loan. […]
September 21, 2020

Selling Shareholders Beware: How the NCA affects Vendor Financed Transactions

The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (“NCA”) requires that, if you are selling your shares or assets in a company to a purchaser, and you […]
July 31, 2020

Deferred Payment Sales: Risks and Mitigation Tips for Sellers

A sale of business or shares usually follows a predictable pattern. In many cases, the seller agrees to transfer business assets or shares before receiving final […]
June 30, 2020

First Steps toward Crypto Asset Regulation in SA

The release in the past few weeks by National Treasury of proposed amendments to the schedules to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (FIC Act), seems […]
June 23, 2020

POPI is Finally Here and its Year of Grace will Fly By

Read full Times Live article here. Featuring Caveat Data Protection Specialist, Louella Tindale.
May 18, 2020

Shareholders’ Agreements: How to Ensure a Smooth Exit

At the start of their relationship, shareholders are usually aligned on their vision for the company and are excited to see what the future holds for […]
April 1, 2020

Updated Covid-19 Relief Measures from SARS and National Treasury

As a result of the National Disaster and the lockdown necessitated by the pandemic, the Minister of Finance announced various tax adjustments to assist businesses in […]
March 31, 2020

The Term Sheet: Notes for its Navigation

Navigating a term sheet for the first time can be a daunting process. In this article, Caveat private equity specialist Panel Member, Sarah Lawrence, answers some […]
March 27, 2020

Lawyers Must Step Up to Assist the Business Community during Lockdown

Click here to read article by Yvonne Wakefield published in the Daily Maverick.
March 23, 2020

Board of Directors vs Executive Committee: Who rules Who?

It is important to understand which body ultimately governs a private company, so that the correct procedures are followed by the respective bodies,in order to ensure […]

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