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Werksmans Attorneys

Illegal mining, the ‘zama zamas’ and the Law

In July 2022, the Minister of Finance and Planning (Minister) published the Income TaxIllegal mining is a critical challenge in the South African mining and minerals industry.


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South Africa: Information Regulator publishes a new prescribed form to be used in the event of a security compromise

Last week the Information Regulator published a prescribed Security Compromise Notification Form (Form) in terms of section 22 of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).

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Clyde & Co.

When may a South African court find that a director owes fiduciary duties to shareholders

More than 100 years ago the Salomon principle – that a company is distinct from its members – was laid down. A pillar of this principle is that the fiduciary duties of a director are owed to the company, not its shareholder..

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Breakthrough Attorneys

Tax law update: What next for Tanzanian taxpayers with suppliers in South Africa

The Court of Appeal of Tanzania has recently made another landmark decision on the interpretation of the Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes o..

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Webber Wentzel

A minefield of taxes lies ahead for crypto asset transactions

​​A gain on the disposal of crypto assets may be taxed as either revenue or capital, in line with the same income tax rules that apply to the disposal of shares or unit trusts.


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Webber Wentzel

South African energy crisis: the practical implications of the government's proposed interventions

On 25 July 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Government's intention to implement various "bold, courageous and decisive action[s] to close the electricity gap" in South Africa and bring an end to loadshedding. We un..

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Spoor & Fisher

Heir entitled: death, wills, and intellectual property legacies

Death and taxes are inevitable, but how do intangible assets such as trade marks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property and their related income streams, transfer to heirs in a deceased person’s estate?

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Why a failure to amend FICA could see disinvestment in South Africa’s financial institutions

South Africa has until the end of February 2023 to meet a tight deadline to amend its Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (“FICA”) or face the consequences of its financial institutions being added to a grey list alongside countries such as Yemen, Sou..

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Webber Wentzel

Retailers using AI should be aware of personal privacy and cybercrimes issues

​​​​​​Artificial intelligence (AI) is being deployed to help shoppers make better choices, but retailers must be aware of their obligations under personal privacy and cybercrimes laws.

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