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The first stop is the CCMA
15 January 2018 Employment

The first stop is the CCMA

In the unreported case of the South African Equity Union obo Van Wyk and 100 members v Lodestone confectionary (Pty) Ltd t/a Candy Tops (PS19/16), the Labour Court considered whether an unfair dismissal dispute was required to be referred to the CCMA before the Labour Court could determine the dispute in circumstances where, prior to the dismissal, the CCMA facilitated the parties engaged retrenchment consultations.

Increased minimum wage for domestic workers
15 January 2018 Employment

Increased minimum wage for domestic workers

The minimum wage for domestic workers was increased from 1 January 2018. This is as a result of an amendment to the sectoral determination which establishes minimum wages for employees in the Domestic Worker Sector. Employers paying below the minimum wage will have to increase the amount that they pay domestic workers.

Twin peaks (Financial Sector Regulation Act) moves forward: Transitional arrangements
15 January 2018 Finance & Banking

Twin peaks (Financial Sector Regulation Act) moves forward: Transitional arrangements

Just before the holidays, on 18 December 2017, National Treasury published the draft regulations to the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (FSR Act) for public comment. This followed National Treasury’s statement of 24 August 2017, that the financial sector should expect draft regulations for public consultation setting out the proposed transitional arrangements for the transformation of the existing financial services regulators into the two new regulators (namely, the Prudential Authority (PA) and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)).

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The first stop is the CCMA
15 January 2018 Employment

The first stop is the CCMA

In the unreported case of the South African Equity Union obo Van Wyk and 100 members v Lodestone confectionary (Pty) Ltd t/a Candy Tops (PS19/16), the Labour Court considered whether an unfair dismissal dispute was required to be referred to the CCMA before the Labour Court could determine the dispute in circumstances where, prior to the dismissal, the CCMA facilitated the parties engaged retrenchment consultations.

Increased minimum wage for domestic workers
15 January 2018 Employment

Increased minimum wage for domestic workers

The minimum wage for domestic workers was increased from 1 January 2018. This is as a result of an amendment to the sectoral determination which establishes minimum wages for employees in the Domestic Worker Sector. Employers paying below the minimum wage will have to increase the amount that they pay domestic workers.

Twin peaks (Financial Sector Regulation Act) moves forward: Transitional arrangements
15 January 2018 Finance & Banking

Twin peaks (Financial Sector Regulation Act) moves forward: Transitional arrangements

Just before the holidays, on 18 December 2017, National Treasury published the draft regulations to the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017 (FSR Act) for public comment. This followed National Treasury’s statement of 24 August 2017, that the financial sector should expect draft regulations for public consultation setting out the proposed transitional arrangements for the transformation of the existing financial services regulators into the two new regulators (namely, the Prudential Authority (PA) and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)).

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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions – Charting the regulatory landscape
14 July 2017 Corporate & Commercial

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions – Charting the regulatory landscape

In the latest issue of Into Africa, Corporate & Commercial Director and Head of CDH's Africa practice, Deepa Vallabh, and Corporate & Commercial Associate Motheo Mfikoe point out that the growth of African markets in the recent years has occurred through cross-border M&A activity, and has become an important source of FDI.

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Water crisis in the Western Cape
28 November 2017 Environmental

Water crisis in the Western Cape

Director and National Head of our Environmental practice Terry Winstanley discusses water restrictions and regulations in the Western Cape.

Justice Madlanga addressed the learners on transformative constitutionalism
15 November 2017 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Justice Madlanga addressed the learners on transformative constitutionalism

Every year, hundreds of high school learners participate in the National Schools Moot Court Competition. The competition, which first began in 2011, is a joint initiative by the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, the South African Human Rights Commission, the Foundation for Human Rights and the University of Pretoria. CDH has been heavily involved in the Competition since 2014, and on 4 October 2017, as part of an intensive few days programme for the national rounds, we hosted 74 learners participating in these rounds at a seminar held at our Sandton offices.

Former Constitutional Court Judge, jurist and struggle stalwart, Justice Zak Yacoob gave a stirring keynote address at the the I decide = I am exhibition
8 November 2017 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Former Constitutional Court Judge, jurist and struggle stalwart, Justice Zak Yacoob gave a stirring keynote address at the the I decide = I am exhibition

Former Constitutional Court Judge, jurist and struggle stalwart, Justice Zak Yacoob gave a stirring keynote address at the the I decide = I am exhibition. The cocktail event was held at our Sandton offices in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights. The exhibit was displayed during the month of October.

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3 October 2017 Dispute Resolution

"Unruly parents can get their kids expelled"

"Unruly parents can get their kids expelled" - National Practice Head for Dispute Resolution Tim Fletcher, together with Associate Fiorella Noriega Del Valle unpacked this highly topical issue.