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Cybercrime - a clear and present danger for individuals and businesses

23 October 2023

Cybercrime has become a global pandemic with South Africa leading the charge in terms of countries that have become a... hotspot for cybercrime, earning us the dubious honour of being labelled the cybercrime capital of Africa. With October being international cyber security awareness month, we touch on some of the issues and risks which South African businesses face with respect to cybercrime.

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Why you must have an independent trustee on your family trust

22 November 2022

A question often asked by clients is “why must I have an independent trustee on my family trust?” In this... article we unpack the reasons for this and how this works.

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Hybrid work arrangements are great, but is your business information safe?

21 March 2022

Your business was forced to enable staff to work remotely during lockdown. Surprisingly, it worked so well for both staff... and your business that you have continued with a hybrid working environment with staff working from home and the office on a rotational basis. Productivity has not been affected and staff appreciate the flexibility that the hybrid work arrangement provides. A nagging issue though is the question of whether your business information is as secure with staff at home as it is in your secure office environment?

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The Competition Commission is also an enforcer of BEE

08 February 2022

Companies showing substantial growth, are likely to attract the interest of investors who may want to acquire the company. Should... a company be black-owned and such ownership be dramatically affected by an acquisition, such acquisition my run the risk of being blocked by the Competition Commission. 

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What if the employee working from home, does not work at home?

08 February 2022

If your business has employees working from home, you may be concerned about whether your employees are in fact working... their required hours, or if they may instead be “stealing time” from your business. Should companies merely accept this as the new world of work due to the pandemic, or can a company act against such employees?

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Companies Act Amendment Bill – less red tape or more?

14 December 2021

I understand there are amendments being proposed to the Companies Act? Will this help make life easier or harder for... our company? It feels as if there is always just more red tape whenever the law changes.

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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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POPIA deadline looming and regulations about to take effect

16 April 2021

I own a local store making custom items for our clients. Because of the nature of some of the client... requests I have to use other suppliers and have to share basic information about my clients with them. I am aware of POPIA and I understand that we need to comply including to new regulations that I understand have been issued. My question is to what extent and by when will I need to meet all these requirements?

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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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