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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Robust intervention recommended in the Commission’s preliminary report on the online platform inquiry

On 13 July 2022, the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission) released for public comment its provisional report (Report) following a 14-month inquiry into the online platforms market (the Inquiry). The document is comprehensive and ambitious in equal mea..

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Fasken

Directors beware: the court emphasises the importance of disclosure in Atlas Park Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Tailifts South Africa (Pty) Ltd

South African company law has long recognised the general rule that a contract made by a company with one of its directors, or with a company or firm in which that director is interested, is voidable at the instance of the company in question, unless the company’s s..

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Webber Wentzel

New visa system taking flight: A turbulent period for foreign employees as visa application backlogs increase

South Africa's immigration system sees a complete overhaul on the horizon starting with long term visa applications for foreign nationals wishing to stay for over three months in South Africa.

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ENSafrica

Trade marks oceans apart

This article discusses the recent South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) judgment of Open Horizon Ltd v Carnilinx (Pty)handed down on 26 May 2022.

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ENSafrica

Collateral arrangements: a brief history

Any transfer of a share issued by a South African incorporated company or listed on a South African exchange is subject to securities transfer tax (“STT”), which is levied in terms of the Securities Transfer Tax..

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Webber Wentzel

The NEMLA Act - the long-awaited shift in South Africa's environmental legislative landscape is finally here

​​The final signing into law of the NEMLA Act has introduced a major shift in South Africa’s environmental legislation from 24 June 2022 and will deter non-compliance with environmental laws.

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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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