Business interruption insurance: risk and insurance advice

In part 3 of our business interruption insurance series, we explored business continuity plans and how they can be used to identify risks and determine income streams. In this article, we unpack risk and...
Non-profit organisations

Voluntary Disclosure Reporting for Non-profit organisations

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) play an important part in addressing social ills, but are also susceptible to being abused for terrorism and money laundering purposes.It is therefore important that NPOs are aware of the risks...
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The basics of business interruption insurance

Business interruption (BI) insurance refers to any event that stops a business from trading or generating an income. Typical examples include fire, flood, explosion and theft. Business interruption insurance covers a business against...
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Intellectual Property (IP): What SMME’s need to know

Do you have a small business in the form of a small, micro- or medium-sized enterprise (SMME)? Or is it a start-up? Intellectual property law firm, Spoor & Fisher, cautions that there are essential...
Most Favoured Nation Clause

The Most Favoured Nation Clause in SAFE Instruments

Who thought politics would form part of an investment instrument? Used in international economic relations and international politics, the 'Most Favoured Nation' ("MFN") clause is predominantly used to ensure non-discriminatory treatment between members. It is...
POPI marketing

The POPI Act and marketing best practices

Being a small business in this operating environment is not an easy feat. It is little wonder then that a business owner may try anything to generate new business, whether that is going online...
POPI Act

Does the POPI Act apply to my business?

The POPI Act protects natural persons and companies, and therefore, on this basis alone, it applies to you! It is as relevant for a big business as it is for a small or medium...
Your Business AprilMay 2021 issue

Get your digital copy of Your Business Magazine, out now!

The April/May 2021 issue of Your Business Magazine is out now, free to you for online reading or download - simply click here! As always, featuring practical and actionable advice to your help your business...
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Play your part in the fight against money laundering

Play your part in the fight against money laundering, report suspicious and unusual transactions and activity. If you own a business, manage a business, or are employed by a business, then you have an obligation...
POPIA for small business

Simplifying POPIA for small business – 3 do’s and don’ts

3 POPIA dos and don’ts of managing your marketing database From 1 July this year, South African companies must be fully compliant with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). Whether it...
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What does POPIA really mean for direct marketers?

Emails, online adverts, database marketing, promotional letters, SMS messaging, phone calls, postcards, websites, flyers, and catalog distribution are some examples of direct marketing strategies. For these marketers and lead generation companies in particular, there...
What is POPI

What you need to know about POPI

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), 2013 comes into force today, 1 July 2020.Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender from the Technology and Privacy team at Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa answers some questions,...
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Legal Contracts – not what they used to be

Over the past 15 years, I have managed numerous businesses, all of which came with their own challenges in managing relationships with staff, customers and suppliers. These relationships typically start on a good footing,...

7 Essential agreements for any start-up

Launching your business? There are essential legal agreements in place that every business should have, right from the outset. While it can be tempting for founders to jump straight into the practical aspects of making...
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Get your business ready for the new parental leave laws

With South Africa’s new parental leave laws having been promulgated, but only likely to take effect at some stage in 2020, employers that have not yet done so should fast-track their efforts to comply...