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What the Law says: 8 Steps to take to ensure POPI compliance

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) applies to the processing of personal information and includes collecting, storing, using, consulting […]

What the law says: Data security breaches in terms of POPIA

Did you know that South Africa is ranked as the 6th highest cyber security crime hotspot in the world, [1] […]

What the law says: Complying with the POPI Act

From our first article in the POPI Act series which looks at who POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) applies […]

What the law says: Applying the POPI Act

Recent research shows that 54% of customers confirm they expect to receive personalised, individual services from a business [1]. If […]

What The Law Says: The Death Of A Shareholder And What Happens To Their Shares

Although leaving shares to your closest relatives may appear to be a great way of securing some form of income […]

What The Law Says: Employee Mental Health And Role Of The Employer 

With estimations that 1 in 6 South Africans suffer from mental health problems, with an average of 23 suicides in […]

What the Law Says: The Death of A Business Owner

Despite the inevitability of death, the possibility of incapacity and goals for continuous and sustainable business operations beyond the owner’s […]

What The Law Says: Workplace Injuries, Illness And Death

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)(1), South Africa’s main law regulating workplace health and safety, is often thought to […]

What The Law Says: Maternity and Adoption Leave For Mothers-To-Be, New Mothers and Fathers

Whether the thought of a newborn or a little person  under the age of two, terrifies you or fills you […]

What The Law Says: Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

It is estimated that one in four women will experience sexual harassment within the life span of their careers. “[A] […]

What The Law Says: Equality Of Women In The Workplace

Despite some poor statistics on the extent of female unemployment and the under-representation of women in senior and top management […]

What The Law Says: Protection Of Women In The Workplace

It’s Women’s Month. The month that we honour the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 […]

What The Law Says: Changing an Employment Contract: Employer’s Right or Breach of an Employment Contract?

With the current state of our economy and the financial aftershocks of Covid19, have you thought of making a few […]

What The Law Says: Flexible and remote working for employers

Although the new hybrid working trend of working partly at office, partly at home has had positive effects on business […]

What The Laws Says: Running your business from home

Although running a business from home seems logical and rightfully available to all property owners, Home-based businesses must consider and […]

What The Law Says: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The notion of a corporate workplace has altered dramatically in recent years and currently there are more women to be […]

Employee Share Ownership Plans: Introductory ‘Why’s’ and ‘How’s’

Introduction It’s been called “the Great Resignation” or “the Big Quit.” Over the last year or so, employees all over […]

An overview of valuations and determining the value of your company

Entrepreneurs often inquire about the value of their company and if it is suitable for investment. The answer to the […]

National Minimum Wage: the 2022 update to the earnings threshold.

The earnings threshold is the point at which the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), […]

Issuing a company’s first shares

Before issuing the first shares Q1: How do I organise my company’s share capital at incorporation? To set up a […]

Company Secretaries: What you need to know

What is a company secretary and when is it needed? Q1: What is a company secretary? A company secretary is […]

Company Secretary: an Introduction

In the modern era it is recognized that the company secretary is the most senior administrative officer of the company. […]

Choosing and appointing a company’s first directors

Who can be a director Q1: Who can be a director of my company? Anyone, as long as they are […]

Memorandum and articles of incorporation explained

Q.1: What is a memorandum of incorporation? It is a document which you must file when setting up your company, […]

Shareholders’ Agreements: Understanding the application

Introduction A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between your company’s shareholders setting out their rights and responsibilities. This section will […]

Shareholders’ Agreements: Understanding the ‘Why’.

We understand that starting a company is difficult, thrilling, and often costly, so we’ll forgive you if you put legal […]

Introduction to business partnerships

Q1: What is a partnership? A partnership is a description of a business arrangement where two or more people carry […]

How to set up a new company: An introduction

Can I set up a new company myself? Yes. You do so by sending an application to Companies and Intellectual […]

Establishing a business in South Africa

A Lacoona Legal extensive overview: A must read for any business starting out This write up gives an overview of […]

How to validate an idea

Introduction So you’ve got an idea. Congrats! Now what are you going to do about it? Billionaire Mark Cuban popularized […]

Freelancing like a professional

Winning proposals Over the next ten points, you’ll learn how to ensure your freelance projects are successful, profitable, and enjoyable. […]

Introduction to accounting

Intro and Fundamentals This course explains accounting fundamentals such as defining assets, liabilities, and other types of accounts; the profit […]

Business management skills you need: An Introduction

To start, run or expand a successful business, there are core management skills you should have across the areas of […]

30 Business Documents Every Business Needs After Incorporation

Getting all the legal paperwork in place is difficult for businesses. Here we have compiled a list of 30 important […]

How do you claim a dependent’s benefits?

 If the husband or wife of the deceased is making the application they must register at the nearest Labour Office.  […]

How do you claim maternity benefits?

Register at the Labour Office or register and claim online.  If you are too ill to go to the Labour […]

How do you claim illness benefits?

 Register at the nearest Labour Office or register and claim online.  If you are too ill to go to the […]

How do you claim unemployment benefits?

Register at the nearest Labour Office or register and claim online.  Sign the unemployment register and return to sign it […]

How many months can an employee claim UIF?

UIF can be claimed by an employee for up to 12 months, provided that the employee has full credit days. […]

How much will the UIF pay an employee?

UIF benefits are paid to all qualifying employees. The minimum payment is R3,500 per month. The maximum payment is R6,638.40 […]

What benefits does UIF pay?

UIF pays unemployment benefits, illness benefits, maternity benefits, dependent’s benefits and adoption benefits. Unemployment benefits An employee who is a […]

What must the employer do?

Any employer who is registered with SARS for employee’s tax also needs to register with SARS to pay UIF contributions.  […]

What is the UIF threshold?

There is a UIF threshold of R14 872 per month, which allows a maximum contribution of R148.72 per month to […]

Who is a contributor to UIF?

Both employees and employers must contribute to UIF.  An employee who works less than 24 hours a month does NOT […]
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