Landlords Need to Prepare for Business Rescue

“Landlords should make certain that they are prepared for and consider the consequences of a business rescue before being advised that their tenant has entered the process”. That’s according to Justin Gordon, business rescue practitioner at Hobbs Sinclair. Business rescue was introduced as an alternative to liquidation via Section 6 of The Companies Act in…

Disrupting the accounting firm stereotype

Nobody likes to be pigeonholed, categorised, and over-simplified, not even accountants. We are all familiar with the ‘accountant’ generalisation: grey men in grey suits crunching numbers. Sadly, the practice of accounting has not always been given its fair due, but fortunately, thanks to a few disruptors in this industry, things are shaking up. Neill Hobbs…

Anuva Proves 12J a Winner

Anuva Investments, one of South Africa’s first Section 12J Venture Capital Companies has announced its maiden results for the February 2016 financial year. The VCC has reported earnings of R13.7million and paid a dividend of 28% to the initial investors. These impressive results are due to the company’s acquisition of Mastercare Appliances, which was under…

Auditing today

“An audit, or independent review, engagement no longer needs to just be an annual grudge purchase” says Wendy Simmons, Audit Manager at Hobbs Sinclair Incorporated, a Cape Town-based accounting and auditing firm. “When we engage with a client for an audit, or independent review, [depending on your “Public Interest Score”, as defined in the Companies…

Shelley Point Hotel gets the Business Rescue treatment

It comes as no surprise that the hospitality industry has suffered from the great World Cup hangover, resulting in a few casualties in the restaurant and hotel arena. One such hotel has been fortunate enough to escape liquidation thanks to the business rescue process. Unbeknown to many, Shelley Point Hotel, Spa and Country Club on the Cape West Coast has been under business rescue since July last year.