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Business Rescue vs Liquidation: What is The Difference?

South Africa has been experiencing very slow economic growth which impacts on the investment outlook that international rating agencies has on the country. As of May 2021, Moody’s currently rates South Africa at Ba2 (two rungs below investment grade), with a negative outlook This, and a myriad of other factors, have negatively impacted South African […]

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The Fundamentals of a Business Rescue

There is no denying that the South African economy, as with the rest of the global markets, has been severely impacted by the COVID19 pandemic, which was exacerbated by South Africa’s ensuing economic downgrade to junk status. Many distressed company owners are probably lying awake at night, contemplating how their businesses will continue to remain […]

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Tax Consequences – What Constitutes a Dividend

What constitutes a dividend? Although there are several exclusions to the general rule, South Africa applies a withholding tax on dividends declared by companies at a rate of 20%. It is essential to appreciate that such a withholding obligation for companies do not arise only on “ordinary” dividends but that the concept of what constitutes a dividend, goes much […]

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R&D Provides Great Tax Incentives

R&D Provides Great Tax Incentives, But that’s only one benefit Google, Tesla, Apple … These are all companies that we associate with innovation and technological advancement. Of course, we know that the developments that they make in the world of business come down to tons of research and development (R&D). With all the resources at their disposal, they […]

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Tax Consequences – Buying Out A Shareholder

Buying out Shareholders We are often approached by clients to advise on the most tax efficient manner in which a shareholder can sell an investment in a private company. Typically, the parties involve a majority shareholder of a company that is interested in buying out the minority shareholders in the company. In essence, two options […]

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Business to Business Agreements The Questions You Need to Ask

Your business success relies on your interaction with clients or customers and other businesses. Your profit is directly proportional to the behaviour of these external role-players. Dealing with individual clients or customers does come with some risk – especially if you offer a line of credit. However, your agreements with other businesses, in which greater risk and sums are applicable, you cannot afford […]

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Compartmentalizing your distress is risky business

Effective financial management underpins the success of any company, regardless of its size. Unfortunately, many business owners are so focused on this growth that they fail to recognise the need for their accounting processes and systems to evolve with the increasing business. Despite the best intentions, this can be a contributing factor towards the company […]

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