South Africa has seen a string of legislation come and go over the last half century aimed at combating unfair securities trading. The introduction of the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012 (hereinafter the Act) is the legislature’s most recent attempt to ensure fairness, efficiency and transparency therein. It is important that a level playing […]
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VICEROY’S “A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING” : THE PUBLICATION OF FALSE, MISLEADING OR DECEPTIVE STATEMENTS?
In the last 24 months there has been no shortage of company scandal in the headlines, with powerhouse names such as KPMG, McKinsey and not least Steinhoff being brought to shame. The ensuing claims of shareholders and tax payers against these companies, and their mismanagement, call for a look into directors’ liability under the Companies […]
The recent decision taken by President Jacob Zuma to sack Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and reshuffle cabinet has certainly fuelled the already raging fire of dissent felt by many South African citizens alike. The downgrade of the Rand to junk status was nothing if not inevitable, once our last pillar of hope had effectively been […]