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1. 25 March 2011 - Launch of the new Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
2. 31 March 2011 - Implementation of the New Consumer Protection Act
3. 01 April 2011 - Implementation of the new Companies Act (No April fools joke)
The big questions is: Are you and your business ready for these changes? Do you know how it will impact on your business?
As we have informed you last year, we have new Pension and Provident Fund Umbrella Products for SMME's that is affordable and cost effective. You can start with a minimum of 5 people at maximum of 8.5% of salary contributions. For more information call us or send email to
if the average earnings is more than R5000 per month and 15
We have introduced the OcsaCare product to you last year as well, and it is growing with leaps and bounds. Have you considered this for your staff?
A new offering is the GAP cover. Since we introduced it late last year to our union clients, it took of like hot cake. Will tell you more in the next issue.
1st of April sees the introduction of the new Companies Act and the 31 March 2011 the introduction of the rest of the new Consumer Protection Act. This will mean the end of Close Corporation registrations. If you have not yet reserved a name for a cc registration, you are to late.
The same with the restoration of your Close Corporation, if it was finally deregistered by CIPRO due to none compliance with submitting annual returns. You are currently liable for all the costs and liabilities of your company, and is currently running a non entity. You could loose your business's name if you have been de-registered. This means some-one else could reserve the name and use it for their company. Please ensure that your company have not been de-registered.
If you are currently a Sole Proprietor, and you are using a "Trading As - T/A" name, you will not be allowed to do this after the 31 March 2011 implementation of the new Consumer Protection Act. You will have to register your "T/A - Trading As" name with CIPRO in order to verify that it will not be in conflict with the current registered entities on the CIPRO database. You will also have to conduct business in your full personal name untill your Trading As name have been registered.
To find out if your company is still registered, or to get more detail on Company registrations, go to CIPRO website or Contact Cipro at 0861 843 384, or contact our offices. We will gladly assist you in the process, but it will be a paid service.
We have many satisfied clients who utilises our registration services for CIPRO, SARS, COID, UIF, PAYE etc. Contact us at
When employees are discouraged or traumatised, they can be cancerous to the workplace. As their own production goes down, they often attempt to contaminate others around them. Discouraged and traumatised employees can be easily identified.
When you observe the signs, you should discover the source of the employee’s dissatisfaction or trauma and then find a customized a solution to the employee's situation. While the best approach is to prevent your employees from getting discouraged or traumatised in the first place, the same skills can be used to provide the treatment. Prevention is better than cure.
To help your managers to identify and assist these employees, please give our office a call at 012 348 0149 or send an email to Barbara at . We can train your managers how to identify discouraged and traumatised employees, and how and where to get help and assistance and how to apply emergency help. We could also assist your employees through our employee assistance program, group coaching and mentoring.
For more information, contact us on
Thanks to the following clients who have joint OcsaCare:
1. Casta Diva Guest House
2. Easy 4u Products
3. United association of South Africa.
4. MassMart Group
6. Hang Ten
To all the clients who promissed their staff they will join next year, please do not fall behind. Take the lead and see you next year.
Online Life Insurance:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or If you require a life policy quotation, please send us an email to We have signed an agreement with a company who provides life cover for people living with HIV/Aids and Diabetes. for more information or a quotation please contact us or email us at
Have a great time. Hope you will enjoy all the sport that is current on the go, if you are a spot fan. If not, please bear with the rest through this trying times, especially if they are Bulls supporters.
This Weekly publication is issued by Aquilla Advisors cc (Specialising in Business Solutions to SMME's in all the various aspects of business) and Aquilla Financial Solutions cc (Specialising in Financial Services Advice and Intermediary Services).
It contains information useful to business owners, business advisors and managers, NGO's, Schools, Churches etc. We have a volunteer NGO network with affiliation benefits for professionals, students and organisations. To learn more about the network or to join and enjoy the benefits the network provides, visit Inter Trauma Nexus at www.itn.org.za.
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We are willing to do lunchtime talks, staff meeting discussions , training, workshops and conferences, about various topics, from Business, employee issues, management challenges and legislative issues to any topic that would interest you. We also assist businesses and organisations in strategy planning through a process called Participlan which gives employees the freedom of expressing ideas. For more information contact us on .