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
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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 2, 2016

Doing Business in Foreign Markets: Potential Pitfalls

  The different modes of entry utilised by businesses to explore opportunities in other markets are fraught with difficulties. As international trade and investment lawyers we […]
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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August 15, 2016

POPI Compliance: Can Personal Information be Stored on a Blockchain?

In the wake of the Panama Papers and with growing instances of data breaches and identity theft, software developers need to show that they are taking […]
August 15, 2016

Brexit Uncertainty to Remain

Following Teresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister, Brexit has become a certainty. However uncertainty still prevails as the UK’s trading relationship with the EU and its […]
August 11, 2016

Will Technology Render Lawyers Obsolete?

Although traditional law firms have been told for some time that they will have to start doing things differently, change has been slow. But ‘virtual’ legal […]
June 24, 2016
Rian Geldenhuys

UK votes for Brexit – Trade with SA may suffer

The United Kingdom (UK) narrowly voted to leave the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016. David Cameron resigned as expected and the markets are reeling. […]
June 18, 2016
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Unravelling South African Immigration Law

Introduction There have been a number of changes to South Africa’s immigration law over the past two years, triggered by amendments to the Immigration Act, No. […]
June 18, 2016
Michael-van-Breda

The Blockchain – Part 1

For 18% of the readers of this article, it will turn out to be the most important thing you read this year… While the claim in […]
May 31, 2016
Yvonne-Wakefield-Small

Navigating a Career within the Changing Legal Landscape

The legal industry has stayed essentially the same for a few hundred years and young people entering the profession have, historically, had a fairly good sense […]
May 26, 2016
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The Pitfalls of Engaging a Labour Broker following the LRA Amendments

The introduction of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (“LRA”) in January last year caused uncertainty amongst Temporary Employment Services (“TES”) commonly […]