Back to Basics Companies Act Series - Being a Shareholder and Shares - Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities

Date: Aug 7, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

Wherever there is more than one party to a business transaction, the parties' rights, duties and responsibilities must be clearly laid out and known.


Wherever there is more than one party to a business transaction, the parties' rights, duties and responsibilities must be clearly laid out and known.   

In this fourth session of our Back to Basics Companies Act Series, we look at the shareholder. What are the shareholder's rights, obligations and responsibilities? During the session we will also discuss all important issues pertaining to securities, i.e, shares and debt.

The Back to Basics Companies Act Series with our technical expert Caryn Maitland CA(SA, is designed for the accountant who is just starting out, as well as the practitioner that wants a refresher course on the Companies Act and how it has settled down into the South African corporate landscape. It is structured into bite-sized pieces that are topic related and designed to give an overview and insight into the Act and its day-to-day practical application.

Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) on 7 August 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for this fourth instalment tackling the shareholder and his/her rights, obligations and responsibilities.  

 Learning objectives

By the end of this event the participant should:

  • Understand the capitalisation of a company;
  • Know the different types of shares and other securities;
  • Understand the authorisation of shares, buy backs and distributions;
  • Understand financial assistance available to companies; and
  • Understand shareholders' rights, obligations and responsibilities.


The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Capitalisation of a company:
    • Types of shares.
    • Authorisation of shares.
    • Securities other than shares.
    • Share buy backs and distributions.
    • Financial assistance.
  • Shareholders' rights, obligations and responsibilities wrt:
    •  Meetings.
    •  Resolutions.
    •  Proxies.
    •  Dispute resolution options.
    •  Relationship with directors.

Obtaining your CPD certificate

This webinar qualifies for 1 CPD hour with your professional body including: ACCA, SAICA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, IAC, CIS, ICBA, LSSA, FPI, and the IBA. The SAAA CPD policy is compliant with IFAC IES7 and is recognised by all relevant professional bodies.

All attendees are issued with a CPD certificate available in an online profile.

About the presenter

Caryn Maitland CA(SA)

Caryn Maitland is a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002 and is also a registered member of SAICA.

Caryn has lectured Auditing and Accounting at various institutions and has conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics.

Caryn has presented on the national tour for the annual Legislation Update with ProBeta Training (Pty) Ltd in 2014 and 2015, as well as on the FASSET national tour for the Tax Administration Act in 2014.  She is also involved with the annual SAICA SMP Technical tour.

Who should attend

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar:

  • Professional Accountants including: RA, CA(SA),PA(SA) and BAP(SA);
  • Accounting officers;
  • Bookkeepers;
  • Accounting department staff; and
  • Trainee accountants. 


  • R 238.00 - Online admission - Individual.
  • R 950.00 - Online admission - Company.

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  Additional material

By attending this webinar you will be provided with:

  • 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 me the presenter after the webinar.


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