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Nigeria’s Gas Case Lights Up the Arbitration World

It has ingredients of a thriller: big money, greed, bribery, deception, picturesque locations… But the main theme of the story is how it has forced a rethink about arbitration in resolving international contractual disputes. In October 2023 in England’s High Court, Mr Jus..

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National Treasury sees the light regarding foreign employers

The latest feedback received from National Treasury regarding the proposal to require foreign employers to register for employees’ tax (Pay-As-You-Earn) has been significantly watered down but questions remain on the revised proposal.

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Enforcement notice issued to Dis-Chem due to contravention of POPIA

The importance of compliance has once again been highlighted as the Information Regulator issued an Enforcement Notice to Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd (“Dis-Chem“) on 1 September 2023 for non-compliance with the Protection of Personal In..

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The delinquent director: No tolerance for errant directors?

Errant company directors who fail to comply with their obligations set out in the Companies Act, 2008 (Companies Act), face the prospect of being declared “delinquent” under certain circumstances. As a director, the possibility of being declared delinquent under the Compa..

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National Health Insurance: What benefit; for whom, where and how?

As has widely been reported in the media, the National Health Insurance Bill or the Bill has been passed by Parliament. However, such a process has left a number of crucial questions about the scope, ambit and application of the Bill largely unanswered. One of those quest..

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The South African Reserve Bank announces South Africa’s first Deposit Insurance Body

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced the establishment of the Corporation for Deposit Insurance (CODI) – the first bank deposit insurance body in South Africa – in its media statement dated 3 April 2023 (Media Statement).

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The FAFT, trusts and transparency in South Africa

Over the past 10 years, there has been large-scale domestic and international financial fraud in South Africa. Sometimes, trusts and foundations are involved, including both South African and foreign trusts, as well as charitable trusts. This increase in cross-borde..

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The Competition Commission turnips the heat on fresh produce – 10 things you should know

On 14 February 2023, the Competition Commission of South Africa (“Commission”) published in the Government Gazette the final Terms of Reference (“ToR“) for its market inquiry into the Fresh Produce Market..

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Run Forest run! Considering the competition law implication of crypto currency and regulation one ought to say – Competition Commission start running!

The cryptocurrency sector is innovative and fast-moving. Cryptocurrency and crypt exchanges are attracting a lot of focus also as Crypto exchanges have achieved enormous success. But with success (and scale) comes competition law scrutiny, particularly in a sector where t..

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