n South African Law Journal - The Comparative Guide to the Old and New Companies Act, R. Jooste : book review

Volume 128, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



The commencement of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008 on 1 May 2011 brought about fundamental changes to the legislation regulating companies in South Africa. All legal professionals, practitioners, advisors and other interested parties working with the company laws have to adapt their operation in light of the new structure and content of the 2008 Act. A few books have seen the light in the past year such as Farouk H I Cassim (managing ed) (2011) and T H Mongalo (2010). This book under discussion, the is slightly different. It is intended for practitioners with a working knowledge of the old legislation, making it ideal for the transitional period. It contains a number of referential guides to compare the old and new pieces of company legislation. From the outset it is noted that there is no discussion of any of the sections and as such the purpose of the book is to create a starting point for referential purposes only.

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