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BEE Alert
4 November 2013 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

BEE Alert

On 11 October 2013, the final and long-awaited revised Codes of Good Practice (revised Codes) were published in the Government Gazette.

Mine dumps in South Africa: an ownership dilemma
4 November 2013 Mining & Minerals

Mine dumps in South Africa: an ownership dilemma

The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage. In laymen's terms the phrase 'mine dump' refers to an area where excess material containing forms of mineral(s) were left (either valuable or of no value to the miner) by the person who won the minerals from the earth in accordance with his/her right or entitlement to mine.

Dispute Resolution Alert
4 November 2013 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Alert

The majority of the bilateral investment treaties (BITs) South Africa concluded with countries it has trade and investment relationships with are near completion or are in the process of being terminated by the South African government (pursuant to the relevant BITs terms), as the intention is for South Africa to in future regulate the protection of foreign investments by means of national legislation in the form of the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, 2013 (Investment Bill) released for public comment on 1 November 2013.

Tax Alert
1 November 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Tax Administration Act, No. 28 of 2011 (TAA) took effect on 1 October 2012.

Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme – Third round bid winners announced
30 October 2013 Projects & Energy

Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme – Third round bid winners announced

29 October 2013 - Preferred bidders for the Third Bid Submission Phase were announced today by the Minister of Energy Ben Martins. The Department of Energy said they had received 93 Bid Responses on the Third Bid Submission Date and has sent letters of appointment as Preferred Bidders to 17 Bidders who submitted Bid Responses on the Third Bid Submission Date.

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Competition Alert
9 June 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

On 28 August 2009 the Competition Amendment Act, No 1 of 2009, was published in Government Gazette No 32533...

Business Rescue Matters
28 May 2009 Corporate & Commercial

Business Rescue Matters

Shareholders are one of the categories of 'affected persons' in business rescue proceedings.

Company Law Matters
21 May 2009 Corporate & Commercial

Company Law Matters

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 has been assented to by the President and is now a law of the land.

Competition Alert
11 May 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

On 28 August 2009 the Competition Amendment Act, No 1 of 2009, was published in Government Gazette No 32533...

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An agent's right to commission
2 January 2008 Dispute Resolution

An agent's right to commission

An agent will have a claim for commission on a sale agreement if he introduced the parties to one another, thereby being the effective cause of the sale.

Beware the bogeyman
6 November 2004 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

Beware the bogeyman

The macro-economic rationale that lies at the heart of black economic empowerment (BEE) is to address the...

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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.