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Author:                      Lisa Gordon-Davis & Peter Cumberlege


ISBN Number:          9780702172762


Extent:                        264 pages


Format:                      Soft cover


Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs is a comprehensive guide to the complex legal requirements involved in the planning, registering and operating of small business enterprises.


Set within the context of South African corporate practice and experience, this book is applicable to both emerging and established SMMEs. It offers the reader an all-inclusive breakdown of legal procedures surrounding the start-up and operational facets of entrepreneurship, covering such topics as Employment Equity and BEE, good governance standards and skills development requirements.


Key features:


·         A simplified, user-friendly and practical format

·         Tools for rating individual company performance and adherence to corporate law, including BEE scorecards

·         Relevant to the South African small business context vis-à-vis fast-growing multinational corporations          




Section 1: Small business legal perspectives


Chapter 1:    Introduction to legal issues for entrepreneurs

Chapter 2:    Levels of law

Chapter 3:    Research and investigation


Section 2: Business set-up


Chapter 4:    Black economic empowerment (BEE)

Chapter 5:    Forms of business

Chapter 6:    Property and premises

Chapter 7:    Registration and licensing


Section 3: Business start-up


Chapter 8:         Operational contracts

Chapter 9:         Conditions of employment

Chapter 10:       Health and safety in the workplace

Chapter 11:       Employment equity and skills development


About the authors:


Lisa Gordon-Davis is the former Executive Officer of the South African Tourism Institute (SATI). Previously a lecturer at the Cape Technikon Hotel School, she also served as the Hospitality Chamber Manager for the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority (THETA) before joining SATI. She holds a number of qualifications in the industry, including a Masters degree in Human Resources Management and is the author of a wide range of titles.   

Peter Cumberlege is the legislative consultant to the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). In this ‘watchdog’ role he monitors national and provincial legislative issues likely to impact on the hospitality industry and acts as a representative for the industry in the public sector. A former director of Southern Sun Hotels, he has over 30 years of experience in hotel management and hospitality operational consulting and is a regular contributor to publications aimed at the hospitality industry.