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Henochsberg on the Companies Act 71 of 2008

Publication Language: English

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Published: November 30, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409009040
Published: March 02, 2000
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Henochsberg on the Companies Act 71 of 2008 is a subscription based product including both the printed loose-leaf and LexisMobile publications. Updates for 12 months (print and mobile) are included in the price.

Henochsberg on the Companies Act 71 of 2008 has long been recognised as the leading work in the field of corporate and commercial law.

This comprehensive work is maintained in two volumes with a full commentary on the sections of the Companies Act.

Henochsberg refers extensively to case law which impacts on the SA company law, including English authorities.

This publication is updated twice annually.

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Table of contents

Interpretation, purpose and application


Purpose and application

Formation, administration and dissolution of companies

Reservation and registration of company names

Incorporation and legal status of companies

Transparency, accountability and integrity of companies

Capitalisation of profit companies

Securities registration and transfer

Governance of companies

Winding-up of solvent companies and deregistering companies

Enhanced accountability and transparency

Application and general requirements of Chapter

Company secretary


Audit committees

Public offerings of company securities

Fundamental transactions, takeovers and offers

Approval for certain fundamental transactions

Authority of Panel and Takeover Regulations

Regulation of affected transactions and offers

Business rescue and compromise with creditors

Business rescue proceedings

Practitioner's functions and terms of appointment

Rights of affected persons during business rescue proceedings

Development and approval of business rescue plan

Compromise with creditors

Remedies and enforcement

General principles

Rights to seek specific remedies

Voluntary resolution of disputes

Complaints to Commission or Panel

Powers to support investigations and inspections

Companies Tribunal adjudication procedures

Regulatory agencies and administration of Act

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission

Companies Tribunal

Takeover Regulation Panel

Financial Reporting Standards Council

Administrative provisions applicable to agencies

Offences, miscellaneous matters and general provisions

Offences and penalties

Miscellaneous matters

Regulations, consequential matters and commencement

Contains the full Companies Regulations which includes Forms and Fees

Chapter XIV of the Companies Act, 1973 and commentary

Regulations for the Winding-up and Judicial Management of Companies in terms of the Companies Act, 1973

Section 332 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

Specimen Annual Financial Statements

King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2016 (“King IV�)

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission: Practice Notes and Non-binding Opinions

Takeover Regulation Panel Guidelines