Commercial Law

The Protection of Trade Secrets

By Arinda Truter|June 9th, 2019|


A trade secret may generally be described as information which […]

Trade mark, copyright and patents– basic differences and how to protect your intellectual property rights

By Arinda Truter|March 11th, 2019|

It is important for business owners to understand that most […]

The benefits of registering property (and other assets) in a trust and how to go about it

By Arinda Truter|March 4th, 2019|

The primary reason for setting up a trust is for […]

Selling your Business – “Best Time to Draw up the Sale Documents”

By Hazel du Plooy|February 26th, 2019|

In the financial planning world, it is often said that […]

The ‘Give and Take’ of the The Employment Equity Amendment Bill, 2018 (the “Bill”)

By Peter Turner|February 26th, 2019|

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill, 2018 (the “Bill”) and draft […]

The big question: Discounting Transaction or Incidental Credit?

By Natalie Gillmer|February 18th, 2019|

A question often asked, and understandably so, is what is the difference between a discounting transaction and an incidental credit transaction? On first glance at the definitions in the National Credit Act, 2005 (the “NCA”) they seem almost identical, but one needs to look at the nature of the transaction to differentiate between the two.

Credit providers – Do not forget to comply with Section 129 of the NCA

By Natalie Gillmer|February 7th, 2019|

Before a credit provider takes any action against a consumer […]

Why it is important to always have written agreements in place?

By Arinda Truter|January 29th, 2019|

We know that many business deals are concluded with a […]

Brief synopsis on what not to forget when considering a share buy-back in terms of the Companies Act, 2008

By Natalie Gillmer|January 14th, 2019|

There are 4 main sections of the Companies Act, No. […]

Protecting the ‘unbanked’

By Peter Turner|November 27th, 2018|

In March 2018 the Western Cape High Court delivered a […]