Back to Basics – Concepts of the Companies Act and Types of Companies

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July2020 To discuss concepts of the Companies Act and types of companies including CCs and NPOs.


By the end of this webinar, the attendee should, as far as the Companies Act is concerned:

  • Understand shareholder activism;
  • Understand solvency and liquidity;
  • Understand constructive notice;
  • Know about related parties; and
  • Know the different types of companies.


The Companies Act governs the formation of companies in South Africa and the webinar discusses the different types of companies and looks at the core ideas and principles of the Companies Act. This includes overarching principles such as shareholder activism, solvency and liquidity, constructive notice, related parties as well as the Act’s position within the framework of statute. 

This webinar forms part of our Back to Basics Companies Act Series consisting of 8 webinars, but can be viewed independently. The Series is designed for the accountant who is just starting out, as well as the practitioner that wants a refresher course on the Companies Act and how it has settled down into the South African corporate landscape.  To attend all 8 webinars join the series HERE.


The following pricing apply:
Ad hoc: R238.00
Subscription: N/A.


Study Unit 1

The framework of the Companies Act.

Study Unit 2

Core values of the Companies Act

Study Unit 3

Specific concepts of the Companies Act:

  • Solvency and Liquidity.
  • Related parties.
  • Constructive notice.
  • Financial assistance. 
  • Other.
Study Unit 4

Types of companies explained


There are no preconditions for this course.
Moderate level.
Recorded webinar made available on a specified date


Caryn Maitland CA(SA)

Caryn Maitland CA(SA) has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002. She has lectured Auditing, Financial Management and Accounting at various institutions for learners up to the MBA and Postgraduate Diploma levels. She has also conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics. Between 2011 and 2013, Caryn had a two-year stint as visiting Associate Professor at the University of Limpopo. 

Caryn is also a platform presenter for SA Accounting Academy, ICB and Chartered Secretaries of SA. Since 2018 she has worked extensively with commerce and industry, assisting analysts, directors and other users of financials to interpret, prepare, analyse and forecast based on the results of financial statements.


By attending this webinar, you will be provided with:
– Summarised slide presentation.
– Reference documents and / or course material where available.
– Access to a technical knowledge base.
– Recorded webinar that includes an expert presenter and participant interaction.

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