Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution in SA Lagging

John Brand | Consultant | Bowmans | | | South Africa must bridge the dispute resolution gap or risk further investor disenchantment. It is...

Court Case Broadcasts?

Dario Milo | Partner: Dispute Resolution, Information Law | Webber Wentzel | | |  The right to broadcast court cases is a new...

Competition Law – lower merger thresholds?

As promised earlier this year, Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, has begun the process of implementing changes to the Competition Act, 89 of...

Money Laundering Compliance for Africa?

Africa has earned an unfair reputation of being a haven for money laundering and terror financing activity. There’s good reason for this. Africa has...

Prescription – can you waive your rights?

Prescription in South Africa is regulated by the Prescription Act No. 68 of 1968, as amended. Prescription refers to the role that the passage...

FICA amended – Needs implementation

With South Africa already on precarious ground as a result of its alleged ‘state capture’, not least also the effects of South Africa being...

PoPI – Impact on Risk and Compliancy

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has been a topic of interest for some time and businesses and the general public alike pondered when it would be in effect, how long it would take to be relevant and who would oversee the process as Information Regulator. The appointment of Pansy Tlakula as South Africa’s Information Regulator in December 2016, however, means that the time for discussion is over and the time for action has come.

Molefe vs Gordhan

The [fake] case of state protection failing employment justice? Given how I have spent the last twenty or so years of my career, I tend at second blush when evaluating individuals in their careers to view them through an employment relations lens (and with those higher profile employees a bit of governance oversight thrown in).

THE DIGITAL AGE – Does the law require amendment?

Technology is advancing much more quickly than most people anticipated even a decade ago. This begs the question as to whether or not our social, economic and political institutions and structures are equipped, or have developed sufficiently, to deal with the ethical and legal challenges that these advancements have brought and are ever more rapidly bringing.

New preferential procurement regulations – radical shift in enforcing BBBEE?

In his State of the Nation Address in 2017, President Jacob Zuma noted the intention of the South African government to influence the behaviour of the private sector and to drive economic transformation.


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