Beneficial Ownership Registers – Now Mandatory with CIPC Annual Returns

It’s been a year since 24 May 2023 when company directors and members of close corporations became obliged to lodge a Beneficial Ownership Register plus supporting documents with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) – which also needs to be maintained, updated timeously and confirmed annually.     Since all entities should have lodged this register

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Who Owns Your Employee’s Invention? Lessons from the “Please Call Me” Saga

Many bitterly-contested court battles between employers and their employees could have been avoided if the employers in question had, when drawing up their employment contracts, addressed the question: “Who owns something invented by my employee?” It’s the sort of thing that’s easily overlooked, but as the widely-reported “Please Call Me” court case saga shows, huge

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Donating to a PBO? Check SARS’ New Requirements (and PBOs Note Your New 31 May Deadline)

With a valid tax certificate from a qualifying PBO, taxpayers – companies and individuals – can get a tax deduction for donations made. New requirements for both valid tax certificates and PBOs have been implemented by SARS, the most recent being effective from 31 May 2024, affecting both PBOs and their donors.  Before donating to

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You Can (and Should) Both Discipline and Prosecute Thieving Employees

Our criminal courts report a new surge in a particular type of workplace monetary crime – serious thefts and frauds by those in the most trusted financial positions such as accountants and bookkeepers. Some of the amounts involved are mind-boggling. If you fall victim to such crime, what should you do? Lay charges? Institute disciplinary

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