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Bowmans

South Africa: Number portability regulations come into effect

On 7 March 2022, the Number Portability Regulations, 2018 (Number Portability Regulations) published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) under the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (the ECA) came into eff..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The harshest penalty: Sexual harassment in the public sector

In the recent decision of the Labour Appeal Court in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality v South African Local Government Bargaining Council and Others (JA17/2021) [2022] ZALAC 3 (27 January 2022), t..

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Bowmans

South Africa: Public procurement cast into uncertainty by Constitutional Court judgment

It is estimated that the South African Government spends almost ZAR 1 trillion per year through the public procurement system. This system has now been thrown into a state of uncertainty following a Constitutional court judgementRead More

ENSafrica

Interdicts against violent strikers: what does the future hold?

As strike season approaches, a recent decision handed down by South Africa’s Constitutional Court shows why it’s important for employers to identify (as far as possible) specific employees who engage ..

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Webber Wentzel

Controversial Films and Publications Amendment Act becomes operational

Many commentators are concerned that the recently introduced Films and Publications Amendment Act designed to address the dangers of the online world, raises some internet censorship concerns.

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Fasken

The (Green) Gold Rush

In his 2022 state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the cannabis and hemp sector has the potential to create more than 130 000 jobs and he announced that government will streamline ‘regulatory processes so that the hemp and cannabis sec..

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Bowmans

South Africa: National Budget Speech, 2022 – Highlights

Today, 23 February 2022, South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his inaugural Budget Speech. Due to a growth in tax-revenue, largely thanks to strong commodity prices, the Minister announced several tax relief measures to assist in the country’s economi..

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Bowmans

South Africa: New earnings threshold and minimum wage to come into effect on 1 March 2022

On 1 March 2022, we will see the implementation of an increased annual earnings threshold in the amount of ZAR 224 080.48 per annum and an increased national minimum wage in the amount of ZAR 23.19 per hour worked. 

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ENSafrica

What you need to know about NFTs and smart contracts

A non-fungible token, often referred to as an NFT, is a digital asset that represents real-world objects such as art, music, and videos on a blockchain. Some examples of NFTs include the Nyan Cat gif, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first original tweet, and a video o..

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