Back to Basics Companies Act Series - Drafting a Memorandum of Incorporation

Date: Jul 29, 2020 - Jul 29, 2020

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

Every registered company is a juristic person with legal powers and capacity of an individual. But what governs its conduct?


Every registered company is a juristic person with legal powers and capacity of an individual. But what governs its conduct?  

The Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI), is the most important document under the Companies Act.  This session will unpack why this document is important to every company, what needs to be included in it, and considerations to be looked at when drafting an effective one. 

 This series with our technical expert Caryn Maitland CA(SA, 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 29 July 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for this third instalment in our Back to Basics Companies Act Series.     

 Learning objectives  

By the end of this event the participant should: 

  • Understand what an MoI is; 

  • Understand the importance of an MoI for every company; 

  • Understand how to draft an effective MoI; 

  • Understand important inclusions; and  

  • Know how to amend an existing MoI. 


  The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is a Memorandum of Incorporation? 

  • Purpose of an MoI. 

  • Drafting an MoI and templates available. 

  • Items that must be included. 

  • What can be changed? 

  • How to amend an MoI. 

  • Advantages of having an MoI. 

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. 


Steps to register for the event:  

If you already have a profile, login and register for the webinar. 

If you don’t have a profile, create a free profile then login and register for the webinar. 

Click here to create a free profile (There is no charge to create a profile and gain access to our free Monthly Practice Management Series). 

Click here to find out about the Technical Resource Centre & CPD Subscription options.  

 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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