Companies Act Update 2024

Date: Apr 29, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Event Type: Seminar

Presenter: Edith Wilkins

Are you familiar with the recent publications from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)?


Are you familiar with the recent publications from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)? 

The execution of company secretarial functions is imperative for all companies, Close Corporations, and other relevant entities operating in South Africa. These functions constitute a fundamental aspect of our operational framework and the comprehensive services we extend to our accounting and assurance clientele. Therefore, maintaining a current understanding of the latest advancements in this domain is crucial.  

The CIPC, as the regulatory authority overseeing compliance with the Companies Act, consistently issues significant updates to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.  

Join Edith Wilkins on the 29th of April 2024, from 13:00 p.m. to 14:00 p.m., where she will guide you through the essential compliance principles of the Companies Act that affect accountants, company secretaries, and directors. Additionally, there will be a comprehensive overview of notices issued by the CIPC. 

Learning objectives 

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills: 

  • Gain significant knowledge of documenting Beneficial Owners and the reasons behind their recording. 

  • Familiarise attendees with the Companies Act and Regulations, specifically focusing on the obligations concerning Beneficial Owners. 

  • Acquire the knowledge of the process for submitting Beneficial Ownership information. 

  • Gain proficiency in the online submission of director changes through the CIPC platform. 

  • Understand and adhere to the CIPC's stipulated requirements for submitting changes in directorship information.  


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • The function of the CIPC. 

  • Official communications released by the CIPC. 

    • Intent behind issuing notices.. 

    • Explanation of outlined requirements. 

  • Companies Amendment Act implications. 

  • Submission of documents to the CIPC. 

    • Necessary supporting documentation. 

    • Mandated forms and specified formats. 

  • Documentation of beneficial ownership. 

  • Checklist for ensuring compliance. 

About the presenter 

Edith Wilkins - Director Sekratari  

Edith Wilkins has been in the Company statutory services environment since the beginning of her career in 1990 and gained knowledge and understanding of the Companies Act and related legislation throughout the years. She obtained a Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law at the Tshwane University of Technology in 1999; a Certificate in Advanced Corporate and Securities Law from UNISA in 2013 and a Certificate in The Introduction to Corporate Governance from UNISA in 2018. She is also the holder of certificates from the University of Cape Town in Corporate Due Diligence and  Corporate Governance.  

Edith is the sole director of a company called Sekretari. Her team performs all duties relating to company secretarial services, including drafting agendas and minutes of meetings, preparing board packs, attending meetings and liaising with the CIPC on a daily basis. Edith has been responsible for in-house training on company secretarial duties for more than 11 years and presented seminars and webinars in conjunction with the Institute of Accounting and Commerce, 20/20 Innovation, and SA Accounting Academy.   

Who should attend? 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Candidate attorneys 

  • Law students  

  • Pupil advocates  

  • Paralegals 

  • Junior legal practitioners 


  • Free


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Additional material 

By attending this webinar you will be provided with: 

  • A summarised slide presentation. 

  • Reference documents and/ or course material where available. 

  • You can ask questions during the webinar and you will also have access to the presenter after the webinar. 



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