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
Affordable “no-frills or fuss” quality legal services [with experienced lawyers] need not be a pipe-dream. Caveat Legal – one of the first legal and tax consultancy […]
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 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 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 […]
April 25, 2016
Taryn Hirsch

To Blockchain or not to Blockchain

For most people blockchain technology is synonymous with bitcoin and often the mere mention of either results in a glazed expression and derision. After all, who […]
April 7, 2016
The Judicial Services Commission recently held interviews in Cape Town for positions in the SCA. Vuyo Mvoko sat in on the interview process and debated some aspects with our […]
April 4, 2016
The legal profession has remained essentially the same for the last few centuries. One could be forgiven for thinking that, other than the introduction of fax […]
March 30, 2016

Mobile App and Software Developers: A Guide to Regulatory Compliance

In this age of technological innovation, with growing numbers of start-ups developing software and mobile apps, conditions are absolutely prime for emerging players to flourish. For […]
March 16, 2016

South Africa Remains Eligible for Benefits under AGOA

South Africa has narrowly avoided suspension from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (“AGOA”). On 14 March 2016 President Obama issued a proclamation revoking South Africa’s […]
March 7, 2016
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The Financial Sector Bill Peaks and the search for the Perfect Regulatory System

“The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It’s the monster. Men made it, but they can’t control it.” – John Steinbeck, The Grapes of […]
February 29, 2016
As budgets are reviewed and department heads pressed to justify their spend, Heads of Legal or General Counsels (GCs*) shouldn’t be spared. Legal spend is one budgetary […]
February 29, 2016

The Franchise Industry Code of Conduct: An Overview

The draft Franchise Industry Code of Conduct of South Africa (Code) was published for public comment on 29 January 2016, in terms of the Consumer Protection […]
February 10, 2016
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New Protection of Investment Act – The Implications for Foreign Investors

President Zuma and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies placed a lot of emphasis on South African investment opportunities at the recent World Economic Forum in […]
January 25, 2016
Yvonne-Wakefield-Small

Tomorrow’s Legal Profession

The legal profession has remained essentially the same for the last few centuries. One could be forgiven for thinking that, other than the introduction of fax […]
November 6, 2015

SA Agricultural Exporters May Lose Valuable US AGOA Benefits

US President Barack Obama yesterday released a letter in which he announced his intent to suspend the duty-free treatment for all South African AGOA-eligible exports in […]
October 2, 2015
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The power of Notarial Bonds

Whether you are a start-up with a hunger to make it big, an existing business thinking of expansion or a person struggling with cash flow – […]