A consideration of the binding effect of section 15(6) of the Companies Act 71/2008
It is trite law that a company is an artificial being, existing only in contemplation of law and, being a creature of law, it possesses those properties which the constitution of its incorporation confers on it. It follows that the company’s existence is endorsed by the contractual binding force its constitution has over its incorporators, members (shareholders) and third parties. The Companies Act 71/2008 (hereinafter, the Act) introduced the Memorandum of Incorporation (hereinafter, MOI) as the company’s most important founding document and scholars considers it as the company’s constitution. This new development makes the company’s MOI the only document governing the affairs of the company.
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