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  • Corporate law for commerce students 3/e
  • Haupt A, Malange NJ
  • ISBN: 9780627037320
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037337
  • 448 Pages | Published: 2020


The Companies Act 71 of 2008, as amended, created a new corporate law regime for South Africa. The third edition of Corporate law for commerce students reflects the concepts, principles and rules introduced by the Act. It indicates how the Act has been interpreted by our courts and briefly discusses the interplay between the Act and the common law.  

Corporate law for commerce students is thus a much-needed guide to the structure and fundamentals of the new company dispensation. Corporate law for commerce students provides a brief, clear and especially practical overview of the law of business entities. It covers partnerships, companies, close corporations, business trusts and cooperative societies, each of which carry different rights and obligations, and ultimately liabilities, for the entrepreneur. It discusses all of these within the framework of the new Companies Act, the common law and recent court judgments and the King IV report. It includes figures, tables and mind maps to clarify each topic, and provides assessments at the end of each chapter.


Contents include the following:

      How to choose the right option for a specific business

      The partnership concept, the business trust and the establishment of legal personality, companies, and cooperatives

      Compliance, transparency, accountability and governance

      Securities, debt instruments and public offers

      Directors, shareholders and company meetings, fundamental transactions, takeovers and offers

      Business rescue and compromise with creditors

      Termination and dissolution

Corporate law for commerce students is aimed at students studying commercial law, business entities or corporate law subjects as well as practising accountants, auditors, company secretaries and paralegal practitioners

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