Unprecedented move by SA Government to expose Shareholders in Private Companies and Trust Beneficiaries

Unprecedented move by SA Government to expose Shareholders in Private Companies and Trust Beneficiaries

Unprecedented move by SA Government to expose Shareholders in Private Companies and Trust Beneficiaries  Ownership of shares in proprietary limited companies has always been private by definition, and thus an attractive vehicle for shareholders in South Africa seeking relative anonymity.       However, the Department of

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Exclusive Use Areas – The devil in the detail of Sectional Title Transfers

Exclusive Use Areas – The devil in the detail of Sectional Title Transfers

Exclusive Use Areas – The devil in the detail of Sectional Title Transfers Exclusive use areas (EUA’s) are integral to the value, financing and transfer of sectional title property, demanding the utmost vigilance from conveyancing practices.   Exclusive use areas (EUA’s) take various guises, from real rights either

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Don’t Let Copycats Getaway!

Don’t Let Copycats Getaway!

DON’T LET COPYCATS GETAWAY! Unable to trademark your brand? Waiting impatiently for the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to register your trademark application? Just because your brand is not registered or registrable, does not mean it’s not worthy of protection or capable of externalisation and all

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What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name? Endorsement income associated with the names of sports stars and celebrities often far exceeds salaries paid by respective clubs and countries. For athletes like Rafael Nadal, endorsement income can exceed prize money and appearance fees by up to 4 times. However, for many

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Unlocking Tax, Funding & Legal Relief for Businesses

Unlocking Tax, Funding & Legal Relief for Businesses

Unlocking Tax, Funding & Legal Relief for Businesses   Over and above the fiscal relief announced on Tuesday evening, the private sector including benefactors such as the Oppenheimers, Patrice Motsepe, Johan Rupert, have committed in excess of R6 billion towards the establishment of various Covid-19 relief funds

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