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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Black skin, white masks? Can a litigant request the recusal of a presiding officer on the basis of race in labour disputes?

Can an employee in a labour dispute request that a presiding officer recuse themselves on the basis that the presiding officer is the same race as the employer’s legal representatives? That was the question that the Labour Court had to determine in Cell ..

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Fasken

Key Aspects of South Africa’s much-anticipated Climate Change Bill

The Climate Change Bill [B9- 2022] was formally introduced to Parliament on 18 February 2022 by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. This comes more than three years after an earlier version of the Bill was first published for..

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Clyde & Co.

South Africa: Caution to insureds seeking to obstruct an insurer's access to information

 

In what is a rare win for an insurer in recent times, the court’s judgment in Musa v King Price Insurance Co on 9 May 2022 highlights the importance of insureds abiding by their claims cooperation obligations. The court's ..

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Werksmans Attorneys

Is it time for a section 150A LRA intervention in the Sibanye-Stillwater deadlock

After a lengthy period of striking – nearly 3 (three) months – over wage increases at Sibanye’s gold operations, the time is ripe for the type of intervention envisioned un..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Almost 10 years in, and still no hope of being rescued: BRP slapped with personal punitive costs order

The recent case of Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services v Louis Pasteur Investments (Pty) and Others may be the first of its kind to admonish the actions of a business rescue practitioner (BRP) by granting ..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Phase 1 of National Infrastructure Plan 2050 published for implementation

The National Infrastructure Plan 2050 (NIP 2050) Phase I, published on 11 March 2022 for implementation, details t..

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Webber Wentzel

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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Bowmans

South Africa: ConCourt settles the law on various issues relating to large-scale retrenchments

On 6 May 2022, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the matter of Solidarity obo Members v Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa and Others (CCT 102/21) [2022] ZACC 15.

 

The case is an important one, in which the Court settles var..

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CMS

The successful allocation of the high-demand radio frequency spectrum

On 26 July 2019, the Minister of Communications published the Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network ("WOAN Policy") to tackle the spectrum scarcity of the country. Pursuant to the WO..

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