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Copyright Amendment Bill: US Trade Representative to review SA’s Preferential Trade...

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has set the review hearings of South Africa’s eligibility under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 30 January 2020. This underscores the urgency for President Ramaphosa to send the Copyright Amendment Bill back to Parliament before we lose out on R12 billion in South African exports to the US.

Travel allowances – what you can and can’t do

It is common for travellers to buy foreign currency from an Authorised Dealer (AD), such as a bank or authorised dealer in foreign exchange,...

COVID-19: a new environment for insurers and claimants

After the likely spike in insurance claims arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, insurers are likely to introduce new or change  existing exclusionary clauses which were not previously considered to be necessary. The rapid spread and potential damage of the coronavirus presents an extraordinary situation for governments, businesses and individuals.

NHI – Diagnosing employer medical aid contribution changes

There has been a lot of hype around the proposed National Health Insurance Bill, 2018 (NHI Bill) and the numerous implications for South African citizens. Little has been said, however, about how the NHI Bill will impact on the provision of medical aid benefits in the employee context.

Will your next lawyer be a machine?

As with any other profession, artificial intelligence (AI) has lawyers wondering how it will disrupt theirs. Unlike the lift operator, AI is not set to replace lawyers (just yet), but rather to increase performance and enhance client service. 

Court Case Broadcasts?

Dario Milo | Partner: Dispute Resolution, Information Law | Webber Wentzel | dario.milo@webberwentzel.com | www.webberwentzel.com |  The right to broadcast court cases is a new...

Power grid set to surge

Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, purportedly granted a welcome deviation from South Africa’s existing power generation licensing regulations that should see a relaxation of the process, encouraging additional power supply into the local grid. The change comes amidst growing concern over an already-strained national power supply and its ability to tolerate the increased winter load.

Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?

Issue - Whether an employee who makes a false allegation of racism against another employee can be dismissed?

The Corruption Amendment Bill – A brief overview

Nick Alp | Dispute Resolution Partner | Webber Wentzel | nick.alp@webberwentzel.com | www.webberwentzel.com | The Department of Justice and Correctional Services has recently published the Prevention...

Impending labour legislation

Parliament’s Select Committee on Economic and Business Development has passed a series of Labour Bills: National Minimum Wage Bill (B31-2017), Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill (B30-2017), Labour Relations Amendment Bill (B32-2017), Labour Laws Amendment Bill (B29-2017). The Bills were initially tabled in Parliament in 2017. In summary, the bills deal with a broad range of labour issues



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