Press Coverage

2020

  • Ventureburn

    Converting your business from a CC to a (Pty) Ltd? Here’s all you need to know.

    As we all know, since the coming into effect of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 and the subsequent changes to the Close Corporations Act, 69 of 1984, it is no longer possible to register a new close corporation (CC). The intention behind this is for the legislature to streamline the differences between CC’s and companies and make the private company a more attractive form of business enterprise, going forward. But, what happens if you still have an existing CC?

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  • Go Legal

    Taxation in South Africa: Does it even matter where my company is registered?

    A lot has been written on the taxation of offshore registered companies in South Africa. The so called Place of Effective Management of a company, or POEM principle, is nothing new. And yet, there is a common misunderstanding around what it actually means practically.

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  • Your Business Magazine

    How to attract new investors to your business

    Most of us know that a persuasive business plan; a competent board structure and demonstrated market advantage grabs an investor’s attention. However, its usually not until a successful due diligence enquiry is completed that investment funds flow.

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2019

  • SkyWays Magazine

    Global thinking: why take your business offshore?

    Expanding your business beyond South Africa can be a wise move in terms of diversifying your investment. In a world that is more accessible than ever, why would you invest everything you have in one country?

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  • Your Business Magazine

    7 essential agreements for any start up

    While it can be tempting for founders to jump straight into the practical aspects of making their vision a reality, it often means that the legal aspects take a back seat. This article will focus on seven essential legal agreements that every business should have, right from the outset.

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  • Your Business Magazine

    Navigating a founder buy-out

    It is vital to plan for a co-founder's exit from the very start of the business relationship.

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  • ventureburn

    A fail-safe way to moving IP offshore: Part 2 [Opinion]

    This second of two articles zeros in on the functions which an offshore company (ie ForeignCo) will need to undertake, in order for it to show that it owns IP and claim that such IP is located in its offshore company.

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  • ventureburn

    A fail-safe way to moving IP offshore: Part 1 [Opinion]

    At some point those at SA tech companies will ask — how do we move our intellectual property (IP) to an offshore company, one usually owned by the same set of shareholders that own our SA company?

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  • GoLegal

    Foreign income tax exemption for South Africans employed overseas

    This article explores the original proposal for amendments to the tax exemptions available for South Africans employed overseas, and compares the impending changes in their current state to the original justifications for amendment.

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  • Your Business Magazine

    Funding Rounds: Learning your A, B, Seeds

    Funding is the life-blood of any start up – sometimes money is needed to simply keep going, and other times money is needed to boost production or expand into a new area. With so many funding round names using a variety of letters of the alphabet and terms that are somewhat foreign, it is helpful to break-down what is actually meant by the particular name given to a funding round.

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