Back to Basics - Drafting a Memorandum of Incorporation

July2020 Explaining how to draft a Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI) and its principals.


By the end of this event the participant should:

  • Understand what an MoI is;
  • Understand the importance of an MoI for every company;
  • Understand how to draft an effective MoI;
  • Understand important inclusions; and 
  • Know how to amend an existing MoI.


The Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI), is the most important document under the Companies Act.  This session will unpack why this document is important to every company, what needs to be included in it, and considerations to be looked at when drafting an effective one.

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

What is a Memorandum of Incorporation?

Study unit 2

Purpose of an MoI

Study unit 3

Drafting an MoI and templates available

Study unit 4

Items that must be included

Study unit 5

What can be changed?

Study unit 6

How to amend an MoI

Study unit 7

Advantages of having an MoI


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.

R 238 VAT Incl.

Additional Course Information

Category Assurance
Accredited SAIBA
Verifiable CPD Hours 1
Non-verifiable CPD Hours N/A
Effort 1 hour
Duration 1 hour
Format Webinar
Level Moderate
Assessment Yes
Study Material No
Course Date 30 July, 2020
SKU CPD200087M Categories ,

Who should attend?

Business Accountant (SA)

Business Accountants  in Practice (SA)


Accounting department staff

Trainee accountants

This event is included in the following subscription packages:

If you are not a subscriber, you need to purchase the event as a stand-alone event or subscribe to a SAIBA subscription package.

How to subscribe

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