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Investment Protection in Africa
17 October 2018 Dispute Resolution

Investment Protection in Africa

Over the next few weeks, CDH will release a number of inserts on international investment protection from a South African and African perspective. The catalyst for these inserts stems from various seminars and workshops led by CDH Director, Jackwell Feris) over the past few years, focusingon the international framework for protection for investments in Africa.

What do we mean by Investment Protection?
17 October 2018 Dispute Resolution

What do we mean by Investment Protection?

In this insert, Director Jackwell Feris discusses what is broadly meant by investment protection for investors through bilateral investment treaties, multilateral investment treaties, domestic legislation.

What do we mean by Investment Protection?
17 October 2018 Dispute Resolution

What do we mean by Investment Protection?

In this insert, Director Jackwell Feris discusses what is broadly meant by investment protection for investors through bilateral investment treaties, multilateral investment treaties, domestic legislation.

Introduction: Investment Protection in Africa
17 October 2018 International Arbitration

Introduction: Investment Protection in Africa

Over the next few weeks, CDH will release several inserts on international investment protection from a South African and African perspective. The catalyst for these inserts stems from various seminars and workshops led by CDH Director, Jackwell Feris) over the past few years investment protection under international investment law for investments in various African jurisdictions.

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Newly-published Companies Amendment Bill: Closing the gaps and clearing the air
1 October 2018 Corporate & Commercial

Newly-published Companies Amendment Bill: Closing the gaps and clearing the air

The Minister of Trade and Industry published a draft amendment Bill to the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Companies Act) for public comment on 21 September 2018. The Companies Act has not been substantively amended since coming into effect in 2011; but the Department of Trade and Industry has now published a broad list of proposed amendments, to align the Companies Act with global trends, and to do away with problematic areas and lacunae encountered during seven years of implementation.

Van Breda murders & Zephany Nurse: SCA rules on what you’re entitled to know
1 October 2018 Dispute Resolution

Van Breda murders & Zephany Nurse: SCA rules on what you’re entitled to know

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a ground-breaking judgment on 28 September 2018 in the matter Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & others (871/17) [2018] ZASCA 140, reinforcing the public’s right to be informed of crimes involving child victims, such as Van Breda and Zephany Nurse, and confirming the right of the public to be alerted to an accused’s identity upon them turning 18.

The new multiple entry visa - not necessarily Willy Wonka’s golden ticket
1 October 2018 Employment

The new multiple entry visa - not necessarily Willy Wonka’s golden ticket

In Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, the main character, Mr Willy Wonka, hides five golden tickets in chocolate bars which would grant the five lucky finders access to the mystical chocolate factory. One of the finders, Charlie from an impoverished family, ultimately wins the grand prize and, the opportunity to change his fortune. So, what does Charlie have to do with the recently announced visa amendments by Minister Malusi Gigaba?

Ruling on customer loyalty programme
28 September 2018 Tax & Exchange Control

Ruling on customer loyalty programme

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently published Binding Private Ruling 310, which deals with the tax treatment of a customer loyalty programme.

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Video: Nationals Schools Moot Competition Seminar hosted by the Pro Bono and Human Rights Practice
29 January 2016 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Video: Nationals Schools Moot Competition Seminar hosted by the Pro Bono and Human Rights Practice

The National Schools' Moot Court Competition (the Competition) is a nation-wide high school level moot court competition aimed at building awareness amongst learners about the Constitution, providing them with exposure to the legal profession and facilitating access to legal education. It is a joint initiative of the University of Pretoria, the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services and the Foundation for Human Rights.

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Tax Law Amendment Act
16 May 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Law Amendment Act

The ministry of finance says that the 2015 Tax Law Amendment Act provisions relating to retirement will come into force on 1 March 2016, however the annuitization requirement for provident fund will be postponed to the 1 March 2018 but some tax experts are concerned that the delays will hit consumers in the long term. Ruaan van Eeden, director in the Tax and Exchange Control practice explains the implications of this latest development.

Johan Jacobs talks about the budget speech
16 May 2016 Trusts & Estates

Johan Jacobs talks about the budget speech

Johann Jacobs, national practice head and director in the Trust and Estates practice talks about the budget speech which was delivered by the finance minister from trusts tax perspective.

Employment tax incentives
10 March 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Employment tax incentives

Nicole Paulsen, associate in the Tax and Exchange Control practice speaks about employment tax incentives and how it expires.