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  • Corporate law for commerce students 3/e
  • Haupt A, Malange NJ
  • ISBN: 9780627037320
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037337
  • 488 Pages | Published: 2021

The Companies Act 71 of 2008, as amended, has created a new corporate law regime for South Africa that poses exceptional challenges to practitioners, who have to interpret and apply concepts, principles and rules borrowed from other jurisdictions even before they have been tested or pronounced upon by our courts. Corporate law for commerce students is a comprehensive yet basic 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 carries 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.


PART A Business undertakings

Chapter 1 Forms of business undertaking


PART B Partnerships

Chapter 2 The partnership concept

Chapter 3 Relationship between partners

Chapter 4 Relationship with third parties

Chapter 5 Termination and dissolution


PART C Companies

Chapter 6 Legal personality

Chapter 7 Development of company law in South Africa

Chapter 8 Types of company

Chapter 9 Company groups

Chapter 10 Incorporation of a company

Chapter 11 Capacity and representation

Chapter 12 Capital of a company

Chapter 13 Shares

Chapter 14 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

Chapter 15 Public offers

Chapter 16 Transparency, accountability and access to information

Chapter 17 Enhanced accountability and transparency

Chapter 18 Members and shareholders

Chapter 19 Company meetings and resolutions

Chapter 20 Directors

Chapter 21 Fundamental transactions

Chapter 22 Business rescue and compromise

Chapter 23 Winding up of companies

Chapter 24 Dispute resolution, remedies and enforcement

Chapter 25 Regulatory agencies and transitional arrangements


PART D Close corporations

Chapter 26 The close corporation concept

Chapter 27 Membership, internal relations and liability

Chapter 28 Accounting

Chapter 29 Winding up of a close corporation


PART E Trusts

Chapter 30 Trusts


PART F Cooperatives

Chapter 31 Cooperatives


PART G Corporate law for commerce students

Chapter 32 Corporate governance: King IV



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