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2009-11-24
2009 & 2010 - Looking Back and Looking Forward (is it still safe to be a company director (or member of a cc) into the future?)


2009 and 2010 – LOOKING BACK & LOOKING FORWARD

The SINK or SWIM New Companies Act (Is it still safe to be a company director was very Innovative and what I like most is that it is pre-emptive and not “after the fact” (Managing Director - PRISM ERP Systems)

 

At this time of year I find myself thinking about the year that was – and the year that is to come, as I am sure many of you do. We either breather a sigh of relief that the year is over, or stop to celebrate the things we have achieved – either way it is a period of consolidation and reflection, a pause before we look ahead to what lies ahead.

2010 is bound to be an ENORMOUS year; it certainly is going to be one of the most eventful with the highly anticipated Soccer World Cup hitting our shores with a vengeance. Whether you will be watching from the stadium, your sitting room – or even the shores of a distant land (having escaped the rush, and taken advantage of the extended school holidays) - it is bound to have us all transfixed for a few weeks in the middle of the year…

There are however a few other highly significant (although not nearly as high profile) things that will impact all of us involved in business during 2010.

For Directors and Decision Makers (including members of CC’s) the New Companies Act will literally change the face of business – it affects everything about business in South Africa including;

-          Business Structures (effectively phasing out Close Corporations, by far the most popular business entity in South Africa);

-          Corporate Governance (together with the King III Code of Corporate Governance requiring ALL business entities and organisations to seriously address issues of Corporate Governance);

-          Reporting Requirements (making some businesses lives a lot easier – but with the opposite effect on others);

-          Directors (and Decision Makers) roles and responsibilities (effectively putting the people who run all types of businesses firmly in the spotlight – increasing both exposure and potential liability for people in these positions);

-          Business Rescue (together with Alternative Dispute Resolution bringing into play a completely new system to assist business going through difficulties an quickly and effectively as is possible);

The New Companies Act (together with KING III Code of Corporate Governance for South Africa) (both available for DOWNLOAD HERE) changes both the “business landscape” as well as the “rules of the corporate game” in South Africa.

The SINK or SWIM New Companies Act (is it still safe to be a company director?) Seminar addresses the IMPACT and IMPLICATIONS of the New Companies Act in a very practical way.

What others have said about the SINK or SWIM: New Companies Act Seminar:

·         A Good Summary and Practical Overview of the New Legislation  (Director Legal Services – BMW SA)

·         The SINK or SWIM New Companies Act Seminar was very informative, it is good to know which requirements to comply to, there is lots of work to go back and ensure the company complies which is a good thing  (HR Director –Crane Builders and Repairs)

·         Highly Recommended (Director – Foster Wheeler SA)

·         One of the best and most practical seminars I have attended. Excellently presented. Time and money well spent! (Independent Financial Advisor)

·         Knowledge is good and it was conveyed in a professional manner – insights are valuable.

·         Roger elegantly clarified all fuzziness regarding the New Companies Act and stressed the importance of good governance (Managing Director – Chemical Manufacture and Export)

·         See more comments here

 

The SINK or SWIM New Companies Act (Is it still safe to be a company director?) Seminar is being held in the following areas during December 2009 and January 2010;

·         Cost per delegate: The COST of the SINK or SWIM New Companies Act Seminar is R 1,495.00 per delegate – book and pay for a December or January Seminar during 2009 and get a R 500.00 discount – PAY ONLY R 995.00 per delegate for the balance of 2009.

o   (Group rates apply – for a group of 5 or more - 20% discount)

·         Seminar Times: All SINK or SWIM New Companies Act Seminars are from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Date

Area and Venue

To Book

26th November 2009

Kwazulu Natal (Assagay Hotel)

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1st December 2009

Pretoria (Innovation Hub)

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3rd December 2009

Pretoria (Innovation Hub)

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8th December 2009

East Rand (Harvard Café)*

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9th December 2009

Centurion (Lwazi Conference Centre)

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14th January 2010

Centurion (Lwazi Conference Centre)

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19th January 2010

Centurion (Lwazi Conference Centre)

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20th January 2010

West Rand (to be announced)

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21st January 2010

East Rand (Harvard Café)

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26th January 2010

Kwazulu Natal (Assagay Hotel)

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28th January 2010

Centurion (Lwazi Conference Centre)

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9th February 2010**

East Rand (Harvard Café)**

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* Different Rates Apply – hosted by Dynamix Academy

** 2009 Special Rates apply (for bookings and payments made during 2009 ONLY)

 

The SINK or SWIM New Companies Act (Is it still safe to be a company director?) Seminar covers the a broad range of VITAL information – included is a CORPORATE RISK ASSESSMENT that will help you identify the Key Areas that you need to address in your business in the light of both the New Companies Act and King III Code of Corporate Governance for South Africa.

These apply to every business entity in South Africa – this is information you simply cannot afford to miss out on. If you do you will not fully understand your EXPOSURE and the potential LIABILITY that you need to prepare for in the new corporate landscape.

Contact us to find out more – or FIND OUT MORE HERE.

Sincerely

 

Roger Hitchcock

Facilitator: SINK or SWIM Cutting Edge Seminars

roger@sinkorswim.co.za

082 881 3717