n South African Law Journal - The New Companies Act Unlocked, Carl Stein with Geoff Everingham : book review

Volume 130, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



As anyone who has an interest in company law will be only too well aware, the last few years has been marked by radical changes to South Africa's company law legislation. A complex and lengthy drafting process that was undertaken under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry eventually culminated in the Companies Act 71 of 2008. The Act became effective on 1 April 2011. On 26 April 2011, voluminous and detailed Companies Regulations were promulgated, adding another dimension to the Act and effectively presenting South Africans with a new corporate law regime.

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