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Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan: Signed, sealed and to be delivered
29 June 2022 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan: Signed, sealed and to be delivered

On 12 May 2022, just ahead of Minister Didiza delivering the Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development budget vote speech for 2022/23, the Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan (AAMP) was signed with social partners after two years of rigorous engagements and consultations between Government, business, labour and civil society organisations in the agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

Sharing board members across group companies is not always a good idea
29 June 2022 Corporate & Commercial

Sharing board members across group companies is not always a good idea

It is trite that a company’s board is the controlling mind behind every action taken by a company. In orchestrating the company’s affairs, board members must act in the best interests of the company and may not participate in decisions which further their own personal financial interests.

Practical considerations when enforcing pledges and cessions of shares
29 June 2022 Competition Law

Practical considerations when enforcing pledges and cessions of shares

When providing funding to a borrower, lenders will typically require some form of collateral or security as credit support for the funding to be provided. One form that the security can take, is a pledge and cession by the borrower (or by a related party) of the shares that it holds in underlying subsidiaries or investee companies.

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Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan: Signed, sealed and to be delivered
29 June 2022 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan: Signed, sealed and to be delivered

On 12 May 2022, just ahead of Minister Didiza delivering the Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development budget vote speech for 2022/23, the Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan (AAMP) was signed with social partners after two years of rigorous engagements and consultations between Government, business, labour and civil society organisations in the agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

Sharing board members across group companies is not always a good idea
29 June 2022 Corporate & Commercial

Sharing board members across group companies is not always a good idea

It is trite that a company’s board is the controlling mind behind every action taken by a company. In orchestrating the company’s affairs, board members must act in the best interests of the company and may not participate in decisions which further their own personal financial interests.

Practical considerations when enforcing pledges and cessions of shares
29 June 2022 Competition Law

Practical considerations when enforcing pledges and cessions of shares

When providing funding to a borrower, lenders will typically require some form of collateral or security as credit support for the funding to be provided. One form that the security can take, is a pledge and cession by the borrower (or by a related party) of the shares that it holds in underlying subsidiaries or investee companies.

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Treasury to Implement an Unemployment Insurance Fund
23 March 2021 Employment Law

Treasury to Implement an Unemployment Insurance Fund

Widely reported last week is a plan by the Treasury to set up an Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), in order to assist the unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported, the plan seems rather simple; a 1% tax will be levied on employees and employers alike in order to fund the UIF and offer a monthly stipend to the unemployed, or those unable to work due to illness.

Labour and Employment Guide 2020
23 March 2021 Employment Law

Labour and Employment Guide 2020

Partner Desmond Odhiambo and Associate Peter Mutema recently contributed to the 2020 edition of Getting The Deal Through - Labour and Employment.

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High Court's decision to place Comair under provisional liquidation
20 June 2022 Dispute Resolution

High Court's decision to place Comair under provisional liquidation

"Are you going to see your money again?", Morning Live host Leanne Manas says that’s the question on everyone's mind following the High Court's decision to place Comair under provisional liquidation. Tobie Jordaan, Sector Head in our Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency Sector, sat down with Morning Live to discuss the impact of the court's decision.

Comair under provisional liquidation
20 June 2022 Dispute Resolution

Comair under provisional liquidation

Following the High Court's decision to place Comair under provisional liquidation on 14 June 2022, Roxanne Webster, Director in our Business Rescue, Restructuring, & Insolvency Sector discussed the impact of this decision on travellers, with Newzroom Afrika.

Retrenchment due to not vaccinating
20 May 2022 Employment Law

Retrenchment due to not vaccinating

Hugo Pienaar, Director in our Employment Law practice, delved into a recent CCMA case where an employee, who refused to be vaccinated in terms of the employer's compulsory vaccination policy, was retrenched and forfeited their severance pay.

Human rights in the workplace
25 March 2022 Employment Law

Human rights in the workplace

Bongani Masuku, Director in our Employment Law practice, discussed human rights in the workplace, and what employers need to be mindful of so to not discriminate.

Trademarks and rebranding
1 March 2022 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Trademarks and rebranding

Trademarks represent a form of intellectual property that is rooted in the heart of every business. It provides businesses with a unique identity for the brand, its products and/or services, which is how the enterprise connects with their stakeholders. A brand's identity is often refreshed, through corporate and commercial rebranding exercises which, by their nature, can affect its entire conceptual framework or structures such as its manifesto, mission and vision statement, core product line, etc. In this video, Shem Otanga, a Partner in CDH Kenya's IP, Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice, unpacks some of the legal and practical considerations that business owners should bear in mind while carrying out corporate and commercial rebranding exercises.

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What are the next steps for Comair
24 June 2022 Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency

What are the next steps for Comair

The provisional liquidation Comair continues to raise questions on what will happen going will forward. Vincent Manko, Director in our Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency sector discussed the next steps for Comair with SAfm.

Wearing of masks may be a thing of the past
22 June 2022 Employment Law

Wearing of masks may be a thing of the past

With a steady decline in infection rates, hospitalisations and deaths related to COVID-19, the Minister of Health has recommended a reconsideration of the COVID-19 regulations pertaining to the wearing of masks indoors, the limitations on gatherings and the regulations pertaining to entry requirements.

Increasing need for regulation in the crypto
21 June 2022 Dispute Resolution

Increasing need for regulation in the crypto

It has become clear that blockchain technology and the cryptocurrencies it supports are here to stay. Kara Meiring, Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice discussed the increasing need for regulation in the crypto markets on Channel Africa's African of the Future.

The long term lease
13 June 2022 Real Estate Law

The long term lease

Kirsty de Sousa conducts an insightful conversation with Real Estate Law expert, John Webber where he answers a few questions and helps explain what a long-term lease is, how it is created, the ability to finance such acquisition and the general expectation of lessees in such a property developments.