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Debt vs Equity - Financing business in a post-Covid world

July2020 Overview of financing a business through debt or equity and the legal and reporting requirements involved.

R 475
Category Accounting
Accredited SAIBA
CPD Hours 2
Effort 2 Hours
Duration 2 Hours
Format Webinar
Level Moderate
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Mandatory
Study Material No

What you will learn

By the end of this event the delegate should: 

  • Understand the difference between debt and equity. 
  • Understand how to account for debt and equity. 
  • Understand potential accounting complexities.  
  • Know the legal requirements for loans e.g the National Credit Act.  
  • Know the legal requirements for shares e.g the Companies Act. 

Study Units

Debt and equity financing defined

Main differences between debt and equity financing

Advantages and disadvantages

Accounting for debt and equity

Potential accounting complexities

Debt legal requirements

Equity legal requirements


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


For one reason or the other, there is always a point in the life cycle of a business when it will need financing. What do you consider when this time comes?  

Two main categories of financing exist, namely debt financing and equity financing. When considering which to go with, you need to make a calculated and informed decision. Both debt and equity have cost and legal implications and the aim of this webinar is to take a holistic look at them so that you can help your clients (or yourself) make an informed decision. 



The following pricing apply: 

  • Ad hoc: R475.00  
  • Subscription: N/A


This webinar will be available from 22 July 2020. 


Caryn Maitland CA(SA) 

Caryn Maitland is a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002. 

Caryn has lectured Auditing and Accounting at various institutions and has conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics. 

Caryn has presented on the national tour for the annual Legislation Update with ProBeta Training (Pty) Ltd in 2014 and 2015, as well as on the FASSET national tour for the Tax Administration Act in 2014.  


  1. Business Accountants in Practice (SA). 
  2. Business Accountants (SA).
  3. Financial managers; 
  4. Bookkeepers. 


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


This event is included in the following subscription packages. If you are not a subscriber, you need to purchase as a stand-alone event. 

Accountant in Practice: No 

Accountant in Practice plus tax: No 

Bookkeeper: No 

Quickupdate: No

IFRS for SME's: No


Subscribers pay less for their CPD points. SAIBA offers 4 subscription packages that provides access to everything to run a successful accounting and tax practice. Pay a small monthly amount and gain access to monthly webinars covering ethics, financials, reporting, audit and assurance, working papers, law, technology, management topics, and tax. 

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