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Imagine a world where working with lawyers was a pleasurable experience…

So you stumble across a legal issue in the course of running your business. Your initial thought – that the issue is quite complex but interesting – is closely followed by your next thought – an ‘oh no, we’ll have to ask the lawyers’. There’s no hiding from the truth, engaging lawyers is usually a

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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 Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (‘the Principal BEE Act’).  It has also introduced revised ‘generic’ BEE Codes of Good Practice (‘the Amended BEE Codes’), which amend and replace the ‘generic’

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B-BBEE status and fronting in the Procurement Context

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. The Regulations have a broader scope of application than the 2001 Regulations: municipal entities, as well as schedule 2 and 3 public entities listed under the Public Finance Management

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