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03 Apr 2020
Preparing your business for COVID-19 and essential key points for businesses in financial distress

9 points for businesses to consider in working through these challenging times By Kylene Weyers Senior Associate in the Cliffe Dekker…

Preparing your business for COVID-19 and essential key points for businesses in financial distress

9 points for businesses to consider in working through these challenging times By Kylene Weyers Senior Associate in the Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Dispute Resolution practice 1. Take a reality check Are you already in financial distress? This may a tough reality to face, but it is an essential starting point. Many…

09 Aug 2019
Ten ways for the female co-owner to ensure her fair share

One of the ways in which women are able to reach self-fulfilment outside of the male-dominated corporate life is to…

Ten ways for the female co-owner to ensure her fair share

One of the ways in which women are able to reach self-fulfilment outside of the male-dominated corporate life is to choose a life of entrepreneurship and build their own businesses. However, even here the struggle for women to be treated as equals is ongoing.

25 Mar 2019
Smart Contracts vs Traditional Contracts: Same But Different

By Seshree Govender, a Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel Smart contracts mark the evolution of the binding contract from a…

Smart Contracts vs Traditional Contracts: Same But Different

By Seshree Govender, a Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel Smart contracts mark the evolution of the binding contract from a set of terms and conditions, governed by the common law, into a set of conditional statements governed by a programming language and the tenets of blockchain technology. In developing a…

20 Feb 2019
SMEs severely impacted by load shedding

As Eskom rolls out load shedding, it is important to note that although the country is impacted as a whole,…

SMEs severely impacted by load shedding

As Eskom rolls out load shedding, it is important to note that although the country is impacted as a whole, the implications for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be critical.

17 Oct 2018
Protecting the privacy of clients’ data

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make…

Protecting the privacy of clients’ data

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website they’re connected to, meaning that information submitted is harder to…

11 Oct 2018
On Ethics and Activism: South Africa’s Nene Moment

Revelations by former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on his meetings with the controversial Gupta family sparked outrage among South Africans…

On Ethics and Activism: South Africa’s Nene Moment

Revelations by former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on his meetings with the controversial Gupta family sparked outrage among South Africans and was met with calls for his axing. In his testimony to the Zondo Commission on State Capture, the former Minister was faced with the stark outcome of his ethical…

02 Aug 2018
How businesses can spot the set of conditions that enable fraud to occur 

Economic crime is harming businesses at a staggering rate throughout the world. Digital innovation and technology has also given rise…

How businesses can spot the set of conditions that enable fraud to occur 

Economic crime is harming businesses at a staggering rate throughout the world. Digital innovation and technology has also given rise to new attack surfaces for economic criminals and fraudsters, with the rate of instances growing at exponential levels.

25 Jun 2018
Striking a balance to best finance your business

With several available options to finance your business, figuring out which is best for you can be both daunting and…

Striking a balance to best finance your business

With several available options to finance your business, figuring out which is best for you can be both daunting and confusing. Entrepreneurs typically hate asking for finance, which often means that they’ll pick the “path of least resistance” rather than the correct option for their business. Frank Knight, CEO of…

20 Jun 2018
Standard Bank and Merchant Capital provide SME lending solution

Standard Bank has joined forces with Merchant Capital to provide an innovative working capital solution for small and medium-sized enterprises…

Standard Bank and Merchant Capital provide SME lending solution

Standard Bank has joined forces with Merchant Capital to provide an innovative working capital solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by enabling them to access upfront cash advances which are repaid via their incoming point-of-sale receipts. The new financing solution will be called Merchant Capital Advance in collaboration with…

17 May 2018
FNB solves SME needs through digital innovation

FNB has announced that SMEs can now completely switch or open a new bank account in less than five minutes…

FNB solves SME needs through digital innovation

FNB has announced that SMEs can now completely switch or open a new bank account in less than five minutes through selfie authentication and digital KYC on the FNB App. This paperless cheque account opening process uses biometric technology to validate the business and its owner, allows the SME to…