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Can I run a business from a residential property?

14 September 2021

I’m looking at buying an old house and renovating such to use as offices for my general medical practice. In... the area that I’m looking at there are a number of small businesses also operating from houses. However, I want to make sure I’m allowed to run my practice from this property. How can I do that?

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The impact of the new Cybercrimes Act on businesses

14 July 2021

My business operates in the electronic communications sector and I’m a little concerned as to what the new Cybercrimes Act... will mean for us and how it can affect my business. Can you shed any light on this?

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The benefits of learnerships for your business

20 May 2021

I have been informed by a colleague that I may need to look at implementing learnerships to improve the BEE... level of my company. How do learnerships work and can they really provide such a benefit?

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The final say on business interruption insurance and Covid-19

16 March 2021

I’ve been following the media reports relating to the Café Chameleon case and their claim that their business interruption insurance... covers losses suffered due to Covid-19. The last I heard was that this case was being appealed by the insurer. I have a similar argument going with my insurers, and would like to know whether there is any finality yet on the matter.

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Who must submit a compliance report in terms of section 13G of the B-BBEE Act?

16 March 2021

I recently saw an article about the B-BBEE Commission requiring BEE compliance reports to be submitted to it. I don’t... really know what a compliance report is or who must submit such. Will my business have to do this?

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51% black equity tender pre-qualification criteria found to be invalid

06 January 2021

My business is 26% black owned but has been excluded from a number of tenders because of pre-qualification criteria for... tenders being set at being at least 51% black owned. I’ve seen in the news though that this practice has been scratched by the courts. Is this true?

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What Covid tax relief measures can my company qualify for?

06 January 2021

I have a construction company which has been hard hit by the Covid-pandemic and although I have managed to keep... our doors open and not retrench my employees, we are in dire straits. I understand that there are some tax relief measures which I can access to assist my company. Is this true?

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The rights of a dissenting shareholder in a scheme of arrangement

10 November 2020

I’m a minority shareholder in a company that has been approached by a buyer willing to buy out all the... shareholders. Because of Covid-19 the company has suffered financially and I know that the shareholders holding more than 75% of the company will want to accept the offer even though I believe it to be far below the market value of the shares. Is there any remedy at my disposal?

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Minority shareholder rights in a private company

12 October 2020

I hold 20% shares in a private company that I bought into a few years ago. The majority shareholders heavily... influence the directors who take decisions which in my view is not always in the best interests of the company or my own as a minority shareholder in the company. What remedies are available to me?

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