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Baker McKenzie

South Africa: Lifeline for ports and rail industry: Draft block exemption regulations for ports and rail 2024

The draft block exemption for ports and rail ("Regulations") was published for public comment on 18 June 2024. The Regulations relax the competition law rules that typically regulate market conduct. This applies in limited circumstances and when the sole purpose of the ag..

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Webber Wentzel

Latest draft guidance for accountable institutions

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has recently published various pieces of guidance and draft guidance relating to beneficial ownership and the Risk Management and Compliance Programmes (RMCPs) of accountable institutions. The draft guidance is currently undergoing ..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Constitutional Court shatters NUMSA’s hopes of extended membership

In AFGRI Animal Feeds (A Division of PhilAfrica Foods (Pty) Ltd) v National Union of Metalworkers South Africa and Others, the Constitutional Court considered NUMSA’s attempts to extend its membership beyond its registered scope. In line with its previous decision in NUMS..

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Fasken

Financing South Africa’s grid expansion on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) basis a viable solution

While there is much focus given to the state of Eskom’s aging coal-fired power stations, an equally big problem is the electricity grid’s capacity challenges given inadequate investment into the grid in the past three decades and the changing generation mix in South Afric..

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Webber Wentzel

Regulating cannabis in the workplace in the wake of the agricultural watershed of cannabis cultivation in South Africa

Considering the growing cannabis industry and the Government's active investment in cannabis production in South Africa, particularly in the Eastern Cape (donned as South Africa's primary cannabis production hub), it is apparent that cannabis has economic value to South A..

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Pinsent Masons

More intervention could follow from proposed South African construction regulation changes

Recently proposed changes to South African legislation could result in tighter regulation of the country’s construction industry, with contractors and professional service providers facing fines for non-compliance if the changes are introduced.

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Bowmans

South African: Spectrum trading and sharing: A new spectrum management regime

On 28 May 2024, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technology published the Next Generation Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy for Economic Development. The publication of the Spectrum Policy follows the Minister’s invitation to interested parties to provide written ..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Reform of the electricity market: Updates on the ERA Bill and draft Wholesale Market Code

South Africa’s energy sector is historically founded upon a vertically integrated model in terms of which Eskom has been responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution. However, the ongoing electricity supply crisis has accelerated calls and action ..

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ENS

South Africa's new National Cloud and Data Policy: A strategic shift

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies officially published the National Data and Cloud Policy (GG No. 50741) on 31 May 2024, in line with section 3(1) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2005. The Policy recognises that data and cloud technologies ha..

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