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Free Sales and Business Development Resources Files: 8

Usually a sale is the act of selling a product or service in return for money or other compensation. This FREE downloads area of the Website provides a wonderfull collection of sales and business development related documents:



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Free General Business Management Resources Files: 5

This is a collection of general business management documents which any small business owner in South Africa would find valuable. These documents have either been created internally or obtained from the Internet.



Free South African Legal Documents Files: 5

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The Economic Advancement of Women in Gauteng Files: 1

Woman in South Africa have advanced themselves steadily since the early 2000's.


This research document, which is free to download, covers the following subjects and topics:


  • The economic advancement of women
  • The social advancement of women
  • The importance of woman in the South African economy
  • South African Woman
  • South African woman in Business
  • Business Woman in South Africa
  • Repot about woman in South African business


Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, the government has put into place various policies and legislation to promote woman is business, politics, government, administration and community. This research document is a summary of how woman have adnaced economically in the province of Gauteng since the end of Apartheid.


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Companies Act 2008 Files: 1

South Africa's new Companies Act aims to provide some recourse for companies in distress, reduce the cost of doing business in the country, promote corporate governance and transparency and empower shareholders. According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the new Act - recently signed into law by President Kgalema Motlanthe - could not have come at a more opportune time given the current global economic situation. "The new Act brings about a lasting mechanism to facilitate the rescuing of businesses that are in financial distress," the DTI's Zodwa Ntuli said in a statement this week. "It is aimed at ensuring that companies are saved before they reach a stage of insolvency and ultimate liquidation." The new law will empower both companies and workers to initiate business rescue plans, where there are apparent signs of distress. "This will ensure the efficient running of companies, while strengthening means of sustaining jobs in the economy. We want to promote efficiency and economic growth, retain efficient resources and save jobs," Ntuli said.

Co-operatives Files: 1

A cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) is a business organization owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit.[1] A cooperative is defined by the International Cooperative Alliance's Statement on the Cooperative Identity as "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise".[2] A cooperative may also be defined as a business owned and controlled equally by the people who use its services or by the people who work there. Various aspects regarding cooperative enterprise are the focus of study in the field of cooperative economics.

The roots of the cooperative movement can be traced to multiple influences and extend worldwide. In the Anglosphere, post-feudal forms of cooperation between workers and owners, that are expressed today as "profit-sharing" and "surplus sharing" arrangements, existed as far back as 1795.[8] The key ideological influence on the Anglosphere branch of the cooperative movement, however, was a rejection of the charity principles that underpinned welfare reforms when the British government radically revised its Poor Laws in 1834. As both state and church institutions began to routinely distinguish between the 'deserving' and 'undeserving' poor, a movement of friendly societies grew throughout the British Empire based on the principle of mutuality, committed to self-help in the welfare of working people.[citation needed]

Friendly Societies established forums through which one member, one vote was practiced in organisation decision-making. The principles challenged the idea that a person should be an owner of property before being granted a political voice.[5] Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century (and then repeatedly every 20 years or so) there has been a surge in the number of cooperative organisations, both in commercial practice and civil society, operating to advance democracy and universal suffrage as a political principle.[9] Friendly Societies and consumer cooperatives became the dominant form of organization amongst working people in Anglosphere industrial societies prior to the rise of trade unions and industrial factories. Weinbren reports that by the end of the 19th century, over 80% of British working age men and 90% of Australian working age men were members of one or more Friendly Society.[10]

From the mid-nineteenth century, mutual organisations embraced these ideas in economic enterprises, firstly amongst tradespeople, and later in cooperative stores, educational institutes, financial institutions and industrial enterprises. The common thread (enacted in different ways, and subject to the constraints of various systems of national law) is the principle that an enterprise or association should be owned and controlled by the people it serves, and share any surpluses on the basis of each members' cooperative contribution (as a producer, labourer or consumer) rather than their capacity to invest financial capital.[11]

The cooperative movement has been fueled globally by ideas of economic democracy. Economic democracy is a socioeconomic philosophy that suggests an expansion of decision-making power from a small minority of corporate shareholders to a larger majority of public stakeholders. There are many different approaches to thinking about and building economic democracy. Both Marxism and anarchism, for example, have been influenced by utopian socialism, which was based on voluntary cooperation, without recognition of class conflict. Anarchists are committed to libertarian socialism and they have focused on local organization, including locally managed cooperatives, linked through confederations of unions, cooperatives and communities. Marxists, who as socialists have likewise held and worked for the goal of democratizing productive and reproductive relationships, often placed a greater strategic emphasis on confronting the larger scales of human organization. As they viewed the capitalist class to be prohibitively politically, militarily and culturally mobilized in order to maintain an exploitable working class, they fought in the early 20th century to appropriate from the capitalist class the society's collective political capacity in the form of the state, either through democratic socialism, or through what came to be known as Leninism. Though they regard the state as an unnecessarily oppressive institution, Marxists considered appropriating national and international-scale capitalist institutions and resources (such as the state) to be an important first pillar in creating conditions favorable to solidaristic economies.[12][13] With the declining influence of the USSR after the 1960s, socialist strategies pluralized, though economic democratizers have not as yet established a fundamental challenge to the hegemony of global neoliberal capitalism.

Cooperatives as legal entities

A cooperative is a legal entity owned and democratically controlled by its members. Members often have a close association with the enterprise as producers or consumers of its products or services, or as its employees.[citation needed] In some countries, e.g. Finland and Sweden, there are specific forms of incorporation for cooperatives. Cooperatives may take the form of companies limited by shares or by guarantee, partnerships or unincorporated associations. In the USA, cooperatives are often organized as non-capital stock corporations under state-specific cooperative laws. However, they may also be unincorporated associations or business corporations such as limited liability companies or partnerships; such forms are useful when the members want to allow[citation needed]:

  • some members to have a greater share of the control, or
  • some investors to have a return on their capital that exceeds fixed interest,

neither of which may be allowed under local laws for cooperatives. Cooperatives often share their earnings with the membership as dividends, which are divided among the members according to their participation in the enterprise, such as patronage, instead of according to the value of their capital shareholdings (as is done by a joint stock company).

Starting a Business Files: 10
Credit Control Files: 0

A strategy employed by manufacturers and retailers to promote good credit among the creditworthy and deny it to delinquent borrowers. This will both increase sales and decrease bad debts, thus improving a company's cash flow. Credit control is an important component in the overall profitability of many firms.

Consumer Protection Act Files: 0

President Kgalema Motlanthe has signed into law the Consumer Protection Bill. The primary purpose of the new Act is to prevent exploitation or harm on consumers and to promote the social well being of consumers. The Act seeks to create and promote an economic environment that supports and strengthens a culture of consumer rights and responsibilities, whilst through the measures adopted therein; it seeks to promote fair, efficient and transparent market place for consumers and business. The Consumer Protection Act will introduce general principles of consumer protection and serves as an overarching governing statement on consumer protection matters in South Africa.

The Acting Deputy Director General in the Department of Trade and Industry, Ms Nomfundo Maseti, says the primary purpose of the Act is to protect consumers from exploitation and unfair practices in the marketplace from unscrupulous businesses, and to empower consumers to make wise purchasing decisions. It achieves this by introducing, amongst others, a system of product liability and improved redress. “Producers, distributors or suppliers, will be liable for any damages in the form of death, injury, loss, or damage to property and economic loss, to the consumer or third party. This Act decriminalises certain conduct and subjects it to administrative sanctions, while also enables consumers to demand refund if the goods are of inferior quality. “Consumers may return the goods to the supplier, without penalty and at the supplier’s risk and expense, if the goods fail to meet the required standard”, added Maseti. Consumers are now empowered to cancel contracts if not satisfied with the terms of contract. Further, consumers will have a final whether they would like their contracts to be renewed or not.

Consumers will now be protected from the unscrupulous businesses that tend to induce them to waive the obligations and liability of the supplier in terms of agreement. For the first time, the Act promotes consumer activism by providing for accreditation of consumer groups for lodging complaints on behalf of consumers and provide for possible financial support for activities such as consumer advice, education, publications, research and alternative dispute resolution through mediation or conciliation, noted Maseti. For implementation purposes, the National Consumer Commission, which is an enforcement /investigative body on consumer protection issues, will be established after 12 months from the date of signing of the Bill by the President. The National Consumer Commission will commence implementation of the Act after the period of 18 months from the date of signing of the Bill by the President. It is envisaged that the provided time period will afford business reasonable time to align their trading practices for the purposes of complying with the Act. The Act replaces, in a new and simplified manner, existing provisions from five acts, including the Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act of 1988, Trade Practices Act of 1976, Sales and Service Matters Act of 1964, Price Control Act of 1964, and Merchandise Marks Act of 1941 (specifically Sections 2-13, and 16-17).

Guide on Hourly Fee Rates (Consultants) Files: 1

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) conducted a study on the use of consultants in the Public Service in 2001. This initiative was based on a request of Cabinet following perceptions that the South African Public Service has become a major purchaser of consulting services.The aim of the study was to improve the understanding of Government on the underlying reasons for the apparent increased dependency on the use of consultants in the Public Service and the impact of the use of consultants on the transformational and service delivery challenges that the Public Service faces. In June 2001, specific recommendations were made to Cabinet.

Cabinet approved that the Department of Public Service and Administration commences with the implementation of the proposed actions in close consultation with and full participation of all stakeholders (Minutes of Cabinet - dated 25 July 2001). Following Cabinet’s decision, standardised fee rate structures had to be developed for consultants. A DPSA task team in consultation with National Treasury was constituted to develop this Guide. Wide consultation took place with professional associations, bodies, consulting companies, selected government Departments and the Office of the Auditor-General. The purpose of this Guide is to provide for standardised hourly fee rates of consultants appointed in the Public Service. These are only applicable to consulting categories for which no such standardised rates have already been determined by professional institutes or associations established in terms of legislation (refer to section 2 Scope and concept clarification).

Accounting Files: 13

This folder includes documents and templates used in business in South Africa to assist with accounting processes. These documents are only available to registered members.

Human Resources Files: 8

This folder includes documents and templates used in business in South Africa. to assist with HR processes. These documents are only available to registered members.

Project Management Files: 1
Free documents to assist Project Managers in South Africa.
SWOT Analysis Files: 4
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis is a structured planning method used to evaluate a business or a project. This folder contains a number of FREE SWOT analysis documents relevant to the South African Market and SWAT Analysis in South Africa.
Kalimando Documents Files: 2

This is a free repository of free FREE Kalimando document to be used in South Africa.

Free Sales Proposal Templates for South Africa Files: 1

A great selection of FREE sales proposal templates for us in South Africa.


  1. Free Website Proposal Template South Africa
Free Antenuptial Contract for South Africans Files: 1

This category contains Free Antenuptial Contract for South Africans to download.

Wills Act South Africa Files: 2

The South African law of succession prescribes the rules which determine the devolution of a person’s estate after his death, and all matters incidental thereto. It identifies the beneficiaries who are entitled to succeed to the deceased's estate, and the extent of the benefits they are to receive, and determines the different rights and duties that persons (for example, beneficiaries and creditors) may have in a deceased's estate. It forms part of private law.


Where the deceased dies leaving a valid will, the rules of testate succession apply. These are derived from common law and the Wills Act.

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