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Tax consequences of riot insurance payments | Tax Chronicles

​Businesses that are able to claim from the South African Special Risks Insurance Association (Sasria) for damage to premises or equipment from the July 2021 unrest need to be aware of the tax implications of ..

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Spotlight on Zambia - New Dawn government undertakes various reforms to attract private sector investors

​​​The Zambian government is prioritizing administrative reform and tackling the ease of doing business to stimulate investment in energy and mining.

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Winding up an external company in South Africa

Is it possible for creditors to apply for the winding up of a South African branch of a foreign company (“an external company”), even if the foreign holding company remains solvent, since the two entities are legally one and the same entity..

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Secondary strikes: Constitutional Court upholds judgments of the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court

On 12 November 2021, the Constitutional Court (CC) held in favour of mining employers in a historic secondary strike judgment*. Our employment team successfully represented several mining employers from the interdict stage at the Labour Cou..

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Draft Companies Amendment Bill - snapshot of key proposed amendments

A new draft of the Companies Amendment Bill has been published. Although the Bill clarifies many important company law issues; several ambiguities related to the current Act remain.
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2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law!

The High Court has ruled that the 2018 Mining Charter is policy, not law, and has set aside various aspects of the Charter as unconstitutional. While sound, this judgment is likely to be appealed.

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COMESA issues first-ever merger-related fine - the time for soft enforcement is over

On 6 September 2021, the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) issued its first fine for failure to notify a transaction to the CCC within the prescribed time period under Article 24 (1) of the COMESA Competition Regulations of 2004 (Regulati..

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Managing mental health issues in the workplace

Managing mental health related issues in the workplace can be difficult. Employers should manage employees with mental health related issues carefully and fairly, working with, rather than against, employees with mental health related issue..

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New Law Facilitates Large-Scale Private Power Generation in South Africa

On 10 June 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a significant step in further reforming South Africa's electricity sector to achieve a stable and secure suppl..

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