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BusinessBrief December/January 2017/18 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled THE ART OF POSTING - ARE YOU BREACHING COPYRIGHT? by Hugh Melamdowitz, Partner, Spoor & Fisher as well as a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the December/January 2017/18 edition of BusinessBrief.

CV misrepresentation!

Gavin Stansfield | Director: Employment Practice | gavin.stansfield@cdhlegal.com Zola Mcaciso | Associate: Employment Practice | zola.mcaciso@cdhlegal.com | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr |  https://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/ | The case of...

Scathing court decision on fronting!

Soria Hay | Head of Corporate Finance | Bravura | shay@bravura.net | http//www.bravura.net | The R600 million train blunder that broke in July 2015 is...

Academic vs professional qualifications

Gizelle McIntyre | Director | The Institute of People Development | gizellem@peopledev.co.za | http://www.peopledev.co.za | Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled...

When to quit as a director?

With the financial and governance issues that have affected the reputation and financial health of companies such as Eskom and Oakbay Resources and Energy...

FEATURE | Your Wealth

Protecting and growing wealth is critical in the current local and global economic and political climates, in order to take care of yourself and your family. For investors to accumulate wealth, a target, strategy and implementation plan is required.


The tidal wave of corruption, which has swept through South Africa, has been subject to public scrutiny and may potentially result in criminal prosecution...

BusinessBrief October/November 2017 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY! ...HAS THE WEB OF CORRUPTION DECAYED OUR TRUST? by Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult as well as...

Competition regulation in Africa

Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time. For example, the head office of the regional competition authority, the East African Competition Commission opened in Tanzania and the first commissioners were appointed, and the Nigerian parliamentary lower house recently passed what will be Nigeria’s first proper antitrust regime.

Share buy-backs and dividend stripping

In the 2017 Budget, delivered by the Minister of Finance, it was proposed that additional measures will be considered to circumvent transactions where investors choose to realise their share investments by means of having the shares they hold in a company bought back and characterised as a dividend, while being paid for by means of a new investor subscribing for shares in the same company. This followed on the back of a similar announcement in 2016, whereafter no two specific countermeasures were introduced.
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