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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

An analysis of the new amendments to the Retirement Benefits Act

The Retirement Benefits Act 3 of 1997 (Retirement Benefits Act) is an act that establishes the retirement benefits authority and provides for the rules and guidelines that employers should comply with and employees should be aware of, with ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The beginning of an era: Certain sections of South Africa’s Cybercrimes Act have commenced and here’s what you need to know

There is no denying that rapid technological advancements and the use of various software, applications and data storage mechanisms have changed the way South Africans conduct themselves in business and on a personal level. These often indi..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

High Court rules that the Data Protection Act has a retrospective effect

The Government proposed to develop NIIMS by collating personal information from all Government agencies into one omnibus register that would then assign a single unique national identification number to all registered persons, for the purpo..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Production sharing contracts and Kenya’s Petroleum Act

The new Petroleum Act aims to facilitate greater accountability and transparency and to bring the legislative framework, relating to the upstream sector, in line with current industry standards and practices.

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Crypto assets: Current and future tax and exchange control considerations

Crypto assets are a young and boisterous part of the current financial landscape. Recent developments point to crypto assets becoming an entrenched, although still volatile, part of the globa..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Universal health care coverage and compulsory registration

Parliament adopted the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill 2021 (Bill), which was gazetted on 11 May 2021. The principal object of the Bill is to enhance the mandate and capacity of the National Hospital Insuranc..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Frustrating Board Meetings

Many board meetings are frustrating, for a wide variety of reasons, and especially in the world of virtual meetings. This article, however, deals with the interesting situation where a recalcitrant board member is frustrating the hold..

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