Companies Act Amendment Bill

Date: Dec 8, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Caryn Maitland
Owner, Maitland & Associates

After much anticipation, the Department of Trade and Industry released a revised version of the Companies Act Amendment Bill on 1 October 2021 (comments by the public were due by 31 October 2021).


After much anticipation, the Department of Trade and Industry released a revised version of the Companies Act Amendment Bill on 1 October 2021 (comments by the public were due by 31 October 2021).  This is the second version of the previous Amendment Bill released in 2018.  

What has changed from the first version to the second? Does the second version take interested parties' concerns into consideration, such as those relating to the Public Interest Score? 

 This webinar will refresh delegates' knowledge as to what was first proposed and work through the changes since made to the Companies Act Amendment Bill. Join Caryn Maitland CA(SA) on 8 December 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as she discusses what's in store for you as far as the Companies Act Amendment Bill is concerned.  

Learning objectives and competencies developed 

Attending this CPD webinar will equip you with knowledge of the contents of the latest Companies Act Amendment Bill regarding: 

  • How the DTI intends to improve the ease of doing business in South Africa. 

  • The provision of greater transparency on wage ratios. 

  • True and beneficial ownership of companies to address money laundering challenges. 

  • What the social and ethics committee is about. 

  • Submission of financial statements and security registers with annual returns. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Access to information.  

  • The social ethics committee. 

  • AFS and security registers submission. 

  • Introduction of the Remuneration Report. 

  • The definition of true ownership. 

  • Relief relating to the financial assistance clause. 

Obtaining your CPD certificate 

This webinar qualifies for 2 CPD hours with your professional body including ACCA, AAT, SAIPA, SAIBA, SAICA, 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 CA(SA), BAP(SA), AGA(SA), RA, BA(SA), and Professional Accountant (SA). 

  • Company secretaries.  

  • Legal personnel. 


  • R 475.00 - Online admission - Individual. 

  • R 950.00 - Online admission - Company. 


Steps to register for the event:  

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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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