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Long-awaited amendments to RICA published to address unconstitutional aspects

On 25 August 2023, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services published the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Amendment Bill 2023 (the “Bill”). The Bill aims to amend the Reg..

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Werksmans Attorneys

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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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Crypto fraud: Judge grants service, through NFTs, on unknown defendants

Cryptocurrency is yet another revolutionary invention in the online world. However, with innovation comes uncertainties, particularly in the legal field. This innovation requires us, like it, to redefine the parameters set in the past in the name of advancement. For..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Amendments to the Companies Act

The long-awaited amendments to the Companies Act have made their way into Parliament and will likely be promulgated imminently.

 

The amendment Bills are largely similar to previous drafts. The most material changes simply add clarity or relax require..

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Fluxmans

Companies Second Amendment Bill: DTIC moves on Zondo recommendations

On 14 August 2023 a notice was published in the Government Gazette to introduce two Amendment Bills to the Companies Act.

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Fluxmans

Awards by default in Arbitrations

The Arbitration Act No. 42 of 1965 (the Act) provides for the settlement of disputes by arbitration tribunals where there is a written arbitration agreement and for the enforcement of awards delivered by the arbitration tribunals.  

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Webber Wentzel

Power plays in times of crisis

South Africa’s crippling electricity crisis was recently described by President Ramaphosa as an existential threat to the economy and social fabric. The country has experienced about 200 days of load shedding so far this year, which is approaching the 206 days recor..

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ENSafrica

The Zuma Case

Zuma SA operates a restaurant in South Africa under the name Zuma. They advertise the restaurant, using the name Zuma, on theirwebsite, and on their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as other places, such as display material.

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Werksmans Attorneys

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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