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Business Rescue in South Africa’s construction industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by: Michael Owen While South Africa’s construction industry showed a glimpse of its full potential during the run-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup, there has been a shortage of major construction developments ever since. But when South Africa entered its national lockdown on 26 March 2020, it brought our country’s already struggling economy […]

What is business rescue?

What is business rescue? Business Rescue was introduced to South Africa through the Companies Act in 2008. It was aimed at finding a solution for companies in financial distress, returning them as a stable and profitable entity. The programme allows a shift in focus from protecting the creditors of a company to protecting the company […]

Business Rescue proceedings? Surely, I’m covered with a surety!

Business Rescue proceedings? Surely, I’m covered with a surety! You have rendered efficient services to a company (“the company”) and now it’s time to send an invoice for your services. The invoice gets sent, but you hear nothing. You send follow-up e-mails and call the company to no end, all to no avail.  You even […]

Business rescue – in a nutshell

Business rescue proceedings are defined by the Companies Act 71 of 2008 as proceedings to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed, i.e. a company which is unlikely to pay its debt as it becomes due within the immediate ensuing six months, or a company that is likely to become insolvent within […]