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September 14, 2021

Influencer Agreements: What to Look Out For

Businesses are increasingly using influencers to endorse products and act as brand ambassadors on social media, at live events or via other media channels. If you […]
August 30, 2021

Employee Mental Health Issues: How To Fairly Address Them

We have experienced a marked increase in clients seeking legal advice on how lawfully and fairly to deal with employees in the workplace who may be […]
August 9, 2021

The Cybercrimes Act, 2020: Be aware of the personal data you hold

The incidence and variety of cybercrimes are proliferating year on year and will continue to do so faster than any legislature is able to promulgate laws […]
August 1, 2021

The future of cryptocurrency regulation in South Africa

On 11 June 2021, the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG), through its Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group, published its position paper on the regulation of crypto […]
June 29, 2021

Property Practitioners Act: How it Aims to Safeguard the Sector

To date, the Estate Agency Affairs Act, No. 112 of 1976 (the “Estate Agency Affairs Act”) has regulated persons who qualified as estate agents. However, the […]
May 20, 2021

Automotive Aftermarket: Overhaul expected from 1 July 2021

Towards the end of last year, Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“Guidelines”) were issued by the Competition Commission (“Commission”) and are due […]
May 17, 2021

Market conduct licence categories under COFI

The implementation of the “twin peaks model” includes the enactment of the Conduct of Financial Institutions (“COFI”) Bill. COFI will be an umbrella piece of legislation […]
April 3, 2021

Remote Working: Cyber Security Considerations

The legislative framework governing cybercrime and cyber security is still in its infancy. Whilst the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 2002, regulates certain acts of cybercrime, […]
April 3, 2021

Securitisation as a Preferred Funding Mechanism

When a business decides to raise funds, it has a number of options available. The most common options would be in the form of a loan […]
April 3, 2021

Social Media in the Workplace

Social media is an inevitable part of our personal and professional lives, with people using various platforms to communicate and share information. There is no denying […]
March 17, 2021

M&A Deals: Have you thought about POPI?

With the one-year grace period for compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) ending on the 30th of June 2021, it’s difficult to think […]
March 9, 2021

Loan Agreements: The Dark Side (Part III of III)

Loan Agreements: The Dark Side (Part III of III) In Part I of this series we took a look at the contracting parties to a loan […]
March 3, 2021

Employment Tax Incentive Abuse Targeted

Chapter C of the Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance on the  24th of  February 2021, under the heading “Curbing abuse in the ETI”, […]
February 16, 2021

Mind the Gaps – Caveat’s Legal GAP Analysis

“If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing.” ― John C. Maxwell You are a director and shareholder […]
February 3, 2021

POPI: 10 Compliance Tips for Companies

POPI: 10 Compliance Tips for Companies The one-year grace period for ensuring compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) comes to […]
December 3, 2020

Crypto Assets Defined as Financial Products

Summary: Crypto assets have been declared financial products in a draft declaration issued by the FCSA The draft is open to comment from the public until […]
November 24, 2020

Social and Ethics Committees: The Basics

What is it? The Social and Ethics Committee of a company (“SE Committee”) is one that is concerned with a company’s responsibility in areas dealing with […]
October 28, 2020

Loan Agreements: The Nitty-Gritty (Part II of III)

Introduction In Part I of this series we took a look at the contracting parties to a loan agreement and the commercial details of a loan. […]
September 21, 2020

Selling Shareholders Beware: How the NCA affects Vendor Financed Transactions

The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (“NCA”) requires that, if you are selling your shares or assets in a company to a purchaser, and you […]
July 31, 2020

Deferred Payment Sales: Risks and Mitigation Tips for Sellers

A sale of business or shares usually follows a predictable pattern. In many cases, the seller agrees to transfer business assets or shares before receiving final […]

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