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Our company has noticed a rise in default by our service providers. In the past we’ve managed to address these with a few stern phone calls and letters, but it looks more and more like we are starting to run into serious issues with service providers struggling because of the economy. We don’t want to necessarily engage in litigation but at the same time, we cannot just let these defaults continue. Is arbitration an option for us at all?
My mother and I have been appointed as co-executors of my late father’s estate. My mother wants to sell our family home, but I don’t want to. She has however gone ahead and signed a sale agreement without my consent. Can she do this and sell the house without my approval?
I understand there are amendments being proposed to the Companies Act? Will this help make life easier or harder for our company? It feels as if there is always just more red tape whenever the law changes.
I have a black woman that has been working for me for a number of years. She is an asset to my business and I have been planning to give her shares in my company. However, she’s from Zambia and is only a permanent resident of South Africa. Will she qualify as a black shareholder for purposes of BEE legislation if I make her a shareholder?
OMP sponsors a water point at the annual PetroSA Marathon taking place in Mossel Bay.
OMP was the winner for the best water point for 2019.
14 December 2021
I’m a wedding photographer and have started using a drone to add an additional element to my wedding photography. One of my clients however asked whether I’m allowed to fly a drone and take photos as they don’t want to get in trouble if they use me for the wedding. I thought it was ok, but now I’m not sure. Can I use a drone for taking photos and videos?
16 November 2021
On the 6th of October, we lost a remarkable person – Bertus du Toit. With his integrity, great faith, and sincere interest in those around him, he made a lasting impact on our lives, and not ours only, but also on those who had the privilege to cross his path.
15 November 2021
I recently dismissed an employee that was causing serious conflict in our workplace. I’ll admit that the dismissal was done rather hastily, but we had to get rid of this employee. The employee has taken us to the CCMA, and given that there may be issues with the dismissal, the CCMA may not find in our favour. That’s fine and I’m prepared to pay compensation, we just cannot afford to have this employee back at work. What are the chances that the CCMA may order the reinstatement ...
15 November 2021
Our company recently had to provide a performance guarantee to guarantee work we have to do on a large civil project we have been contracted for. There have been a number of labour and environmental issues which have affected our ability to deliver with the contracted timeframes on the work, and the client is threatening to enforce our performance bond. Surely, this enforcement of the bond must be subject to reasonableness?
I’m a shareholder in a private company and wish to get rid of my shares to free up some cashflow. That said, I don’t want to sell to a stranger and my other shareholders don’t want to buy my shares either. One of them suggested that the company buy back my shares. Is this allowed?
My company is relatively small with only 12 employees. That said, I’ve had to comply with employment equity requirements as we qualify as a designated employer because of our company turnover. I’ve heard there are proposed changes afoot for the employment equity environment and was wondering what this may mean for my business.