Sabeeha Kathrada

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Why a franchisor should conduct anti-bribery & corruption due diligence on franchisees

Why a franchisor should conduct anti-bribery & corruption due diligence on franchisees When supplying an independent owner with the right to use an established business, a trade name, trademark, proprietary business knowledge and business system, it is essential for a franchisor to conduct a comprehensive background due diligence on that proposed owner. South Africa has … Continue reading

No more secrets – political party funding now in the open

Political parties will soon be required to make private funding information public when the May 2020 law in this regard comes into force. The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 (PAIA) gives effect to the constitutional right of access to information. PAIA recognises that the pre-1994 government system resulted in a secretive and unresponsive … Continue reading

Money laundering risks in a global pandemic

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) published a notice in March 2020 indicating that there will be no relaxation of obligations under the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 2001 (FICA) during the nationwide lockdown. A robust money-laundering policy ought to form an integral part of any company’s compliance program. Business’s compliance functions must operate effectively, even if … Continue reading

Risk assessments for corporate donations

Charity contributions, sponsorships and donations often form an integral part of a company’s social responsibility initiatives. The generosity of companies making donations not only support the company in reaching its internal social responsibility targets, but also spark corporate morale and boosts a company’s public image. One of the positive sides of society’s reaction to the … Continue reading
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