Companies and other business structures in South Africa, third edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to the law relating to companies, close corporations, business trusts, partnerships and financial markets. The third edition is comprehensively revised and updated to offer deeper explanation and analysis, and to address the recent developments in the field: The text discusses recent cases in which the Companies act 71 of 2008 has been applied, analysing the insights and common law developments which arise from these cases; an entirely new chapter on corporate finance addresses the subject matter in a multifaceted way, bringing together legal, accounting and management accounting perspectives; the text now provides a new chapter which addresses the winding up and deregistration of companies; following the repeal of the Securities services act 36 of 2004, the text offers comprehensive guidance relating to the recently promulgated Financial markets act 19 of 2012, and discusses the impact of this new legislation within the context of insider trading and financial markets. The text offers a clear pedagogical structure, which includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. This framework supports learning and develops independent, critical and reflective engagement with the subject matter. An expanded test bank and PowerPoint slide presentation complement the text, and are available to lecturers to support teaching. Companies and other business structures in South Africa is eminently suitable as a core text for students who are studying company law as a module of the BCom, BCompt, BAcc (Accounting) programmes, or of the LLB degree. It may also be a useful resource for post-graduate students, and for legal practitioners wishing to clarify new or foundational principles of the field. Companies and other business structures in South Africa complies with the competency framework for commercial law as indicated in the SAICA education requirements for part 1 of the qualifying examination.