Tel: 012 342 2765 |

  • Corporate law and corporate governance - A global picture of business undertakings in South Africa, 2nd edition
  • Mongalo T, Scott T
  • ISBN: 9780627040139
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627040146
  • 446 Pages | Published: 2023

Corporate law is essentially concerned with, first, providing a corporate entity or organ with the means to facilitate and regulate the process of raising capital (i.e. legal principles of corporate finance) and, second, imposing controls on persons whose power is elevated by the finance that the use of the corporate form has placed at their disposal (i.e. corporate governance). Corporate law and corporate governance offers up-to-date content dealing with regulation of different aspects of business organisations (particularly companies). Corporate law and corporate governance demystifies a number of corporate law concepts, ranging from incorporation and legal personality to fundamental transactions, takeovers and offers. These concepts are discussed against the backdrop of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and its impact on the development of corporate law. The book provides an extensive interpretation of the King IV™ corporate governance principles in the context of the legal framework of the Companies Act, 2008 and the common law. Of special note, it includes a review of the common law origins of partnerships and business trusts. All chapters have been updated in line with recent developments.

Contents include the following:
• Incorporation and legal personality
• Pre-incorporation contracts
• Capitalisation of companies and financial assistance
• Fundamental transactions, takeovers and offers
• Directors
• Corporate governance reforms
• Corporate constitution
• Shareholders and corporate governance
• Remedies
• Insider trading
• Business rescue, compromise and winding-up

Table of Contents

Part 1: A global picture of business undertakings
Chapter 1: Introduction and legal sources
Chapter 2: Forms of business undertakings
Part 2A: Corporate finance law
Chapter 3: Incorporation and legal personality
Chapter 4: Pre-incorporation contracts
Chapter 5: Capitalisation of companies and financial
assistance Chapter 6: Fundamental transactions,
takeovers and offers
Part 2B: Corporate governance
Chapter 7: Directors
Chapter 8: Corporate governance reforms
Chapter 9: Corporate constitution
Chapter 10: Shareholders and corporate governance
Chapter 11: Remedies
Chapter 12: Insider trading
Chapter 13: Business rescue, compromise and winding-up

Supplementary material available for this title includes:

All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.

Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:

LSM Portal

If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.

We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.

If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.

LSM Manual

Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.

Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.