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The terms of an agreement induced by fraud cannot be enforced

This blog was co-authored by Naledi Etsane, Candidate Attorney. In Titan Asset Management v Lanzerac, six plaintiffs instituted an action against Lanzerac Estates Investments (Pty) Ltd (first defendant) and Markus Jooste (the second defendant) in relation to a number of inter-related contracts entered into in respect of the sale of their interests in various businesses, … Continue reading

Restraining competition from a former director

This blog was co-authored by Atish Dullabh, Candidate Attorney. The Western Cape High Court judgment of Big Catch Fishing Tackle Proprietary Limited v Kemp dealt with the fiduciary duties of a director after their resignation. Big Catch Fishing Tackle Proprietary Limited (Big Catch) traded as a supplier of fishing equipment. Kemp had been a director … Continue reading

Proposed Companies Act Amendments would compromise company privacy

Currently section 26 of the Companies Act 2008 provides only for holders of securities and beneficial interests in securities to have access to the notices and minutes of annual meetings, written communications sent generally to any class of security holders, resolutions adopted at a shareholders meeting and any documents made available in relation to such … Continue reading