October 16, 2018

Contract Management Systems: Tips for Selection and Optimisation

With so many contract management systems (CM Systems) on the market these days, it can be daunting trying to select the right one for your organisation. […]
September 17, 2018
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Direct Marketing and POPI

How will POPI affect direct marketing in South Africa? The Protection of Personal Information Act (the “POPI Act” or “POPIA”) was signed into law in November […]
August 14, 2018

Tick Tock for Demand Loans

Loans in terms of which the obligation for repayment of the outstanding amount only arises on receipt of a demand for repayment from the lender (“Demand […]
August 7, 2018

Mediation, Arbitration or Litigation – Choosing the right Dispute Resolution Clause for your Contract

By the time the ‘big ticket’ items in a contract have been decided, it is tempting to ignore the rest and hope for the best. As […]
May 14, 2018
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POPI: What is it and Does it Apply to Your Business?

Every time you use a service, buy a product online, go to your doctor, pay your taxes, or enter into any contract or service request, you […]
March 23, 2018

Tricky Commercial Terms: Pointers for Negotiating them

Whatever the type of commercial contract parties wish to execute, it will in all likelyhood contain certain key terms which can significantly shift where the risk […]
March 20, 2018

Dispute Resolution Clauses: Worth Careful Consideration

Too often dispute resolution clauses are treated as part of the boiler plate provisions and copy-pasted into agreements as an afterthought, or even left out altogether. […]
February 21, 2018
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SaaS Agreements: What are they and How do they Work?

  With new technologies and Apps around every corner, it is no surprise that the products and service offerings in which consumers and businesses are interested, […]
February 7, 2018

Cryptocurrency as an Investment: Classification Hurdles

  Last year, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies sparked a modern gold rush spurred on by stories of individual investors making millions in a short period from […]
September 18, 2017

POPI Regulations Available for Public Comment

  The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) was signed into law in November 2013, but a commencement date for the Act has not yet been […]
August 18, 2017

Negotiation 101: Knowing when to Walk Away

One of the fundamental questions you have to answer before sitting down at the negotiation table is when to walk away from the negotiation. The strength […]
May 24, 2017
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State Employed Medical Practitioners: Legal Framework for Employment

  All employment relationships, regardless of whether in the private or public sector, are subject to primary labour statutes setting out the basic rights and duties […]
May 22, 2017

Trusts in relation to Family Businesses

  As family businesses grow the owner of a company will often place shares in the company into various trusts, for his children. Trusts, if properly […]
May 21, 2017
Sarah-Lawrence

Commercial Leases: Aspects to Look Out For

You want to hire premises for your business. Your soon-to-be landlord has premises to let. It sounds simple, but in fact the interests of the tenant […]
May 2, 2017

Drone Regulations: An Aerial Perspective

  Photographers, videographers, researchers, farmers and hobbyists, to name but a few, have a readily available tool to give them a whole new perspective, an aerial […]
April 26, 2017

Competition Act: Do’s and Don’ts

The Competition Act, No. 89 of 1998 (“the Act”) regulates competition issues in South Africa.   The Act regulates mergers and anti-competitive conduct which it refers to […]
April 26, 2017

Directors Do’s and Don’ts

The South African Companies Act (“Companies Act” or “Act”) deals with standard of conduct required from directors in South Africa. Section 75 of the Companies Act […]
April 21, 2017

Processing of Personal Information under POPI: A Snapshot

The fundamental activity underpinning the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (‘POPI’ or ‘the Act’) is the processing of personal information. The Act’s very purpose is […]
November 1, 2016

Takeover Defenses: The Thorn in the Side of US Corporation Shareholders

No decent soap opera is complete without a few episodes dominated by the drama and shenanigans surrounding a hostile takeover bid for a corporation.  U.S. listed […]
September 2, 2016
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