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June 18, 2015

Labour Relations Act Amendment 2014: An Overview of Material Changes

On 18 August 2014, the President of the Republic of South Africa assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014 (“Amendment Act”). The Amendment Act […]
June 1, 2015

Trademarks for Similar Goods

A recent Gauteng High Court decision considered in some detail that most fundamental of trade mark questions: is there a likelihood of consumer confusion between the […]
May 28, 2015

Anchor Tenant Market Inquiry Planned by Competition Commission

Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel recently announced that the Competition Commission would commence a market inquiry into aspects of the South African retail sector. Particularly, it […]
March 9, 2015
Stiff competition and cost conscious clients are forcing law firms to embrace technological innovations to improve efficiencies and reduce expenses. Yvonne Wakefield, founder of Caveat Legal, […]
March 4, 2015

Pitching to Government Uninvited: The Opportunities and Perils

Approaching government with an unsolicited offering is fraught with uncertainty, and an understanding of the regulatory landscape is important for businesses seeking to manage the risks […]
February 19, 2015
Ownership will have a larger role in the updated Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice that will come into effect from May 1st, 2015, […]
February 18, 2015

Material Changes to the New BEE Act

The Department of Trade and Industry has introduced a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 2013 (‘the BEE Amendment Act’), which fundamentally amends the Broad-Based Black […]
October 4, 2014

Lessons from the Rivonia Primary School Case: How Schools and Education Authorites can Ensure that their Admissions Decisions are Lawful

On 3 October, the Constitutional Court handed down its decision in the Rivonia Primary School case. The Court’s decision comes as a firm reminder to all public schools […]
September 9, 2014

B-BBEE status and fronting in the Procurement Context: Enterprises seeking to win state tenders, take note…

On 7 December 2011 the new Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2011 (‘the Regulations’) made under the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (‘the PPPFA’) came into effect. […]
September 6, 2014

A Sale of your Business may require Takeover Regulation Panel Approval

If you conduct your business using a private company as a vehicle then, no matter its size (turnover, asset value, number of shareholders or any other […]
August 26, 2014

S.African firms under pressure to comply with foreign anti-corruption legislation

South African corporates are increasingly coming under pressure to comply with foreign anti-corruption legislation. David Rix joins CNBC Africa to explain more. Read the rest of […]
August 21, 2014

Beware foreign anti-corruption laws

South African corporates listed on foreign stock exchanges as well as local companies in business with foreign listed firms are increasingly coming under pressure to comply […]
August 12, 2014

Engaging in complexity of carbon tax

July 25, 2014

CNBC Africa: The Entrepreneurial Edge

When you think about lawyers, you think about massive offices full of long tables and polished glass. You think of heavy fees per hour, you think […]
July 24, 2014

Commercial Leases: Practical Notes

Whether you are entering into a commercial lease as a Landlord or as a Tenant, it is imperative that you have an understanding of the legal […]
July 14, 2014

Mediation introduced to local courts

June 30, 2014

Financial Mail Top Companies 2014

June 18, 2014

How to Guides Insider Tips on How to Put a Cap on Spiraling Legal Fees

Last year a flippant email exchange between lawyers discussing a client’s mounting legal fees surfaced in court papers submitted as part of a fee dispute between […]
June 13, 2014

The Companies Act: Friend or Foe of Small Business?

On 1 May the “new” Companies Act will have been in place for exactly three years. Many entrepreneurs are likely to remember the initial confusion when […]
June 10, 2014

Small firms still have flexibility

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