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Extraterritorial Application: GDPR vs POPIA

Existing GDPR policies and documents can readily be adapted for POPIA compliance and vice versa. In this article, we briefly detail the general application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and the P..

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Webber Wentzel

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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Webber Wentzel

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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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Crypto assets: Current and future tax and exchange control considerations

Crypto assets are a young and boisterous part of the current financial landscape. Recent developments point to crypto assets becoming an entrenched, although still volatile, part of the global financial system. A prime exam..

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Fasken

Enhanced protection for financial customers: Proposed amendments to the 2017 Policyholder Protection Rules

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA”) has announced certain proposed amendments to the Policyholder Protection Rules (“PPRs”) for both life and non-life insurance. 

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SchoemanLaw

Can You Be Held Liable For Your Social Media Posts?

For many people social media has provided a safe space to voice their opinions without the fear of being judged or ridiculed. It has allowed people to exercise their right to freedom of expression on a public platform amongst like-minded people. Although, many peopl..

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Webber Wentzel

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 issues. This may alleviate the need t..

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ENSafrica

National Treasury set to limit assessed tax losses: agricultural and mining sectors among those industries to bear the brunt

The National Treasury (“NT”’) published its draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill with accompanying Explanatory Memorandum on 28 July 2021 (the “draft Bill”). By now it is well known that the draft Bill contains a fairly radical ..

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Spoor & Fisher

Why a Clear Intellectual Property Strategy is Critical to Securing Venture Capital Funding

Intellectual property (IP) is not an end in itself. Nobody ever needed IP to make, market or sell a product or service and, in fact, many businesses compete in the market on the basis of price, service and quality without ever registering or enforcing any intellectu..

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