Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa, third edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships and financial markets.

The third edition is comprehensively revised and updated to offer deeper explanation and analysis, and to address the recent developments in the field:

The text discusses recent cases in which the Companies Act 71 of 2008 has been applied, analysing the insights and common law developments which arise from these cases;
An entirely new chapter on corporate finance addresses the subject matter in a multifaceted way, bringing together legal, accounting and management accounting perspectives;
The text now provides a new chapter which addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies;
Following the repeal of the Securities Services Act 36 of 2004, the text offers comprehensive guidance relating to the recently promulgated Financial Markets Ac t 19 of 2 0 12, and discusses the impact of this new legislation within the context of insider trading and financial markets.

The text offers a clear pedagogical structure, which includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. This framework supports learning and develops independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject matter. An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the text, and are available to lecturers to support teaching.

Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa is eminently suitable as a core text for students who are studying company law as a module of the BCom, BCompt, BAcc (Accounting) programmes, or of the LLB degree. It may also be a useful resource for post-graduate students,
and for legal
practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field.

Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa complies with the competency framework for commercial law as indicated in the SAICA educ at ion requirements for Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination.

Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa, third edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships and financial markets.

The third edition is comprehensively revised and updated to offer deeper explanation and analysis, and to address the recent developments in the field:

The text discusses recent cases in which the Companies Act 71 of 2008 has been applied, analysing the insights and common law developments which arise from these cases;
An entirely new chapter on corporate finance addresses the subject matter in a multifaceted way, bringing together legal, accounting and management accounting perspectives;
The text now provides a new chapter which addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies;
Following the repeal of the Securities Services Act 36 of 2004, the text offers comprehensive guidance relating to the recently promulgated Financial Markets Ac t 19 of 2 0 12, and discusses the impact of this new legislation within the context of insider trading and financial markets.

The text offers a clear pedagogical structure, which includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. This framework supports learning and develops independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject matter. An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the text, and are available to lecturers to support teaching.

Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa is eminently suitable as a core text for students who are studying company law as a module of the BCom, BCompt, BAcc (Accounting) programmes, or of the LLB degree. It may also be a useful resource for post-graduate students,
and for legal
practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field.

Companies and other Business Structures in South Africa complies with the competency framework for commercial law as indicated in the SAICA educ at ion requirements for Part 1 of the Qualifying Examination.

Features

  • The text is distinctive for providing rigour together with clarity and accessibility. Legal and business concepts are introduced clearly and gradually, assisting students to master the subject matter progressively.
  • The text's focus on relevant examples, cases, applications, and practical discussions provides a helpful framework of context which supports understanding. Legal principles are clearly linked with the commercial environment in order to enhance learning and application.
  • An entirely new chapter on corporate finance addresses the subject matter in a multifaceted way, bringing together legal, accounting and management accounting perspectives.
  • The text now provides a new chapter which addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies.
  • Following the repeal of the Securities Services Act 36 of 2004, the text offers comprehensive guidance relating to the recently promulgated Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012, and discusses the impact of this new legislation within the contex t of insider trading and financial markets.
  • A comprehensive glossary of terms, and a bank of ancillary exam-type questions and PowerPoint slides, support teaching and learning needs.

Part One: Companies
1Introduction: The Companies Act, 71 of 2008
2Legal personality, types of company, and company formation
3Groups of companies
4Corporate finance: Equity, debt instruments and distributions
5Shareholders and company meetings
6Directors and board committees
7Company records and financial statements
8Securities registration and transfer
9Public offerings of company securities
10Fundamental transactions and takeovers
11Insider trading
12Business rescue proceedings and compromises
13Audit, independent review, audit committees and the company secretary
14Remedies, enforcement agencies and alternative dispute resolution
15The winding-up and deregistration of companies
Part Two: Close Corporations
16Close corporations
Part Three: Partnerships
17Partnerships
Part Four: Business Trusts
18Business trusts
Part Five: Financial markets
19Financial markets
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