April 3, 2019

Financial Assistance to Subsidiaries: Restrictions Loosened in Proposed Amendment to Companies Act

On 21 September 2018, the Minister of Trade and Industry (“Minister”) published the Companies Amendment Bill 2018 (“Bill”)for public comment. The Bill includes a number of […]
March 7, 2019

Retrenchments: Tips for Responsible Employers

  Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act provides that where an employer contemplates dismissing one or more employees for reasons relating to its operational requirements, […]
March 4, 2019

Adverse Credit Listings and Their Importance for a Healthy Economy

When we speak of the National Credit Act, 34 of 2005 (the “Act”), we immediately think only of the obligations that are placed on credit providers […]
March 1, 2019

Minister Mboweni Doesn’t Sugar the Pill

Low growth; tax revenue down; no relief from bracket creep; a bloated public service wage bill; billions in unpaid VAT refunds set to depress tax revenue […]
February 28, 2019
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The Inherent Conflict of Interest in Traditional Legal Practice

Law is about justice and fairness. It really is, I keep telling myself. For me, justice and fairness were the driving force behind years of work, […]
February 13, 2019

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Clarity on Employers’ Obligations

Section 6 of the Employment Equity Act prohibits unfair discrimination by any person against an employee and specifically includes harassment as a form of unfair discrimination. […]
December 6, 2018

State Procurement: The Changing Face of Public Procurement in SA

Public procurement is, by definition, procurement for the public – typically to ensure service delivery – using public money. As our Constitutional Court noted in the […]
November 1, 2018
Sarah-Lawrence

Due Diligence Investigations: Getting your business DD-Ready

As an entrepreneur, reaching the stage of seeking investment can be very exciting. You dream of all the ways in which your business can grow bigger […]
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 […]