Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (“IP”) refers to creations of the mind which are recognised by the law. They are exclusive rights given to authors, inventors and businesses for their literary and artistic works of authorship, useful and ornamental inventions and valuable information. There are different kinds of IP in law such as, trade secrets, patents, copyright and […]

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Setting up a company: the basics

Setting up a company: the basics

When making the decision to set up a company it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of companies to ensure you choose the best solution for your business. In South Africa there are various possibilities available to entrepreneurs; in this article we will be focussing on the most popular […]

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Directors vs. Shareholders

Directors vs. Shareholders

Small businesses tend to have shareholders also fulfilling the role of directors. Sometimes this is not the case. What does it mean for a company when the director isn’t also the owner of the company? What can the director do without approval from the shareholders? What are the obligations of a director? We answer all […]

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What is a Social & Ethics Committee?

What is a Social & Ethics Committee?

The social and ethics committee ensures that the business takes responsibility in a social and ethical manner. It can therefore be referred to as the social conscience of the business and it is responsible to ensure that the company behaves responsibly in a social, commercial and environmental way. Who needs a Social & Ethics Committee?

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