n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The Companies Act 71 of 2008 and the disclosure of and rights of access to information about securities




The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the 'Companies Act 2008') reaffirmed the company as a means of achieving economic and social benefits for the South African economy, and it identified the promotion of investment in our markets as a key purpose. Confidence in our financial markets will be enhanced if our markets are fair, efficient and transparent, and this will attract investment. Requiring disclosure of and allowing access to information about companies encourages transparency.


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