Companies Act Update 2020

Overview of recent updates to the Companies Act and the effect on the work of the accountant. August 2020


By the end of this event the attendee should:

  • Understand a broad overview of the Companies Act;
  • Understand the main purpose of the Act;
  • Understand specific parts of the Act that directly affect the accountant’s work;
  • Know how the CIPC regulates the Act; and
  • Understand different stakeholders’ roles, responsibilities and liabilities. 


The Companies Act, 2008 is the piece of legislation that forms the backbone of company regulation in South Africa. In a nutshell, it provides for the incorporation, registration, organisation, management and capitalisation of companies. This Act also defines the relationships between companies and their shareholders and directors/members.  

The purpose of this webinar is not to discuss all the legal provisions of the Act but to highlight the parts of the Act that affect accountants in their day to day roles. Recent amendments and their effect on the work of the accountant will also be discussed as well as the CIPC’s increasing regulatory powers.

The Companies Act in a nutshell will be discussed with a major focus on the accountant’s work and compliance requirements. 


The following pricing apply:
Ad hoc: R575.00
Subscription: Included for free in Accountant in Practice plus Tax and Accountant in Practice packages.


Study unit 1

Introduction to the Companies Act

Study unit 2

Purpose of the Act

Study unit 3

Stakeholders’ roles, responsibilities and liabilities

Study unit 4

The CIPC and its regulation of the Act

Study unit 5

Corporate governance, transparency and accountability


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


Edith Wilkins

Edith Wilkins is currently a director at Sekretari (Pty) Ltd, a company secretarial practice. She has 25 years experience in Advanced Corporate Law and Corporate Governance. Edith acts as company secretary to various large companies on company statutory duties including drafting agendas, board packs, liaising with CIPC, attending meetings and drafting of minutes.


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 575 VAT Incl.

Additional Course Information

Category Accounting
Accredited SAIBA
Verifiable CPD Hours 4
Non-verifiable CPD Hours N/A
Effort 4 hours
Duration 4 hours
Format Webinar
Level Moderate
Assessment Yes
Study Material No
Course Date 22 August, 2020
SKU CPD200077M Categories ,

Who should attend?

Business Accountants in Practice (SA)
Business Accountants (SA)
Financial managers
Company secretaries
Accounting officers

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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