Welcome to Africa’s legal blog

Never miss a beat on Africa's legal and regulatory landscape.

Webber Wentzel

Home Affairs extends temporary measures to manage visa and waiver applications

On 29 March 2023, the DHA provided a new blanket temporary extension of foreign nationals' current visa status from 31 March 2023 to 31 December 2023 for those awaiting the outcomes of their visa and waiver applications.

Read More
Webber Wentzel

Foreign employers will be required to register with SARS

National Treasury proposed in the February 2023 Budget that it intends to align the obligations on South African and foreign employers, which creates certain practical issues.

Read More
Baker McKenzie

PayShap - South Africa's first rapid payments program launched

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced the launch of South Africa's real-time rapid payment platform called PayShap. PayShap aims to offer a cost-effective, convenient and instant payment service across banks, a proxy service to simplify the identification in..

Read More
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Fraudulent immovable property transfers: Fraud unravels all

The recent judgment handed down by Judge Adams in Botha NO v Leboko-Radebe and Others (16835/2021) [2022] ZAGPJHC 724 (22 September 2022), in the High Court Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, considered whether fraud should ..

Read More
Webber Wentzel

Unpopular employee - lessons for employers

In Zimbini Makuleni v Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd and Others , the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) determined whether an employer could dismiss an employee for misconduct where the facts demonstrated that they were an unpopular boss.

Read More
Bowmans

Africa Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Although regulators around the world remain sceptical about recognising virtual currencies as legal tender, cryptocurrencies are already an established phenomenon and are here to stay.

Read More
ENSafrica

Buy now pay later: A different kind of credit

In the past, when a consumer wanted to purchase a product on credit, they only had two options: they could either purchase the product using their credit card or buy the product through a lay-by option, the latter being the least preferred.

Read More
Webber Wentzel

New accountable institutions have until 19 March to register with the FIC

Our Financial Regulation team recently prepared a client alert with details about entities that are deemed accountable institutions i..

Read More
Werksmans Attorneys

The FAFT, trusts and transparency in South Africa

Over the past 10 years, there has been large-scale domestic and international financial fraud in South Africa. Sometimes, trusts and foundations are involved, including both South African and foreign trusts, as well as charitable trusts. This increase in cross-borde..

Read More
Subscribe to our newsletter