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Third party cell captive conduct standard tabled in Parliament

The long-awaited conduct standard, "Requirements relating to third party cell captive insurance business" (2022 Conduct Standard), together with the Statement of Need and Intended Operation as well as the Consultation Report, was tabled in the National Assembly and Nation..

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Competition Commission increases focus on digital economy

​​​​​​​​In 2020, the South African Competition Commission made clear its intention to increase its focus on the digital economy in South Africa. In its paper Competition in the Digital Economy, the Commission appeared to effectively provide a blueprint for its approach to..

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South Africa's Procurement Regulatory Regime finds itself in muddy waters

Regulatory uncertainty abounds in the procurement space after the recent Constitutional Court judgment upholding the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to invalidate the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations.

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Controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act becomes operational

Many commentators are concerned that the recently introduced Films and Publications Amendment Act designed to address the dangers of the online world, raises some internet censorship concerns.

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Climate Change Bill introduced in Parliament

On 18 February 2022, the much-anticipated Climate Change Bill (Bill), which was published for comment on 8 June 2018, was introduced in Parliament. The publication and introduction of the Bill to Parliament for consideration is in accordance with South Africa's impl..

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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 payouts.

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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?

Although the registrati..

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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 Court (LC) to the appeal stage at t..

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