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CDH's rankings in IFLR1000 demonstrates our continued expertise in financial and corporate transactional work across Africa
30 September 2022

CDH's rankings in IFLR1000 demonstrates our continued expertise in financial and corporate transactional work across Africa

Congratulations to all our leading experts across Africa for their outstanding results in IFLR1000 2022. Brent Williams, CEO at CDH, says "We are committed to turning intent into action with a relentless pursuit of excellence that is to the benefit of our clients. We are dedicated to bringing our clients vision to fruition. We are thus humbled when these consistent efforts are recognised in this manner".

Draft National Tax Policy: Overview and critique
29 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Draft National Tax Policy: Overview and critique

The collection of taxes and levies is a crucial way for countries to generate public money that enables them to support investments in human capital, infrastructure, and the provision of services for citizens and enterprises.

Funding agriculture: The warehouse receipt system
29 September 2022 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

Funding agriculture: The warehouse receipt system

The agriculture sector is the backbone of the Kenyan economy, contributing just over one-third of Kenya’s gross domestic product and employing more than 40% of the population. The sector supports the rest of the economy by supplying the manufacturing sector with raw materials and generating tax revenue and foreign exchange.

Kenya's increased rate of capital gains tax
29 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Kenya's increased rate of capital gains tax

Alex Kanyi, Partner in our Tax & Exchange Control practice at CDH Kenya, recently discussed the increased rate of capital gains tax from 5% to 15%, which will take effect from 1 January 2023.

New legislative developments in Kenya under the Land Control Bill, 2022
28 September 2022 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

New legislative developments in Kenya under the Land Control Bill, 2022

The Kenyan Land Control Bill, 2022 (Bill) was published on 25 February 2022 with the intention of repealing and replacing the Land Control Act (Cap 302) (LCA). The LCA was enacted in 1967 with the aim of protecting inexperienced African landowners from the improvident use of their newly acquired land rights and controlling unproductive use of agricultural land.

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CDH's rankings in IFLR1000 demonstrates our continued expertise in financial and corporate transactional work across Africa
30 September 2022

CDH's rankings in IFLR1000 demonstrates our continued expertise in financial and corporate transactional work across Africa

Congratulations to all our leading experts across Africa for their outstanding results in IFLR1000 2022. Brent Williams, CEO at CDH, says "We are committed to turning intent into action with a relentless pursuit of excellence that is to the benefit of our clients. We are dedicated to bringing our clients vision to fruition. We are thus humbled when these consistent efforts are recognised in this manner".

Draft National Tax Policy: Overview and critique
29 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Draft National Tax Policy: Overview and critique

The collection of taxes and levies is a crucial way for countries to generate public money that enables them to support investments in human capital, infrastructure, and the provision of services for citizens and enterprises.

Funding agriculture: The warehouse receipt system
29 September 2022 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

Funding agriculture: The warehouse receipt system

The agriculture sector is the backbone of the Kenyan economy, contributing just over one-third of Kenya’s gross domestic product and employing more than 40% of the population. The sector supports the rest of the economy by supplying the manufacturing sector with raw materials and generating tax revenue and foreign exchange.

New legislative developments in Kenya under the Land Control Bill, 2022
28 September 2022 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

New legislative developments in Kenya under the Land Control Bill, 2022

The Kenyan Land Control Bill, 2022 (Bill) was published on 25 February 2022 with the intention of repealing and replacing the Land Control Act (Cap 302) (LCA). The LCA was enacted in 1967 with the aim of protecting inexperienced African landowners from the improvident use of their newly acquired land rights and controlling unproductive use of agricultural land.

JSE Listings Requirements: Something out of the ordinary is taking place
28 September 2022 Corporate & Commercial

JSE Listings Requirements: Something out of the ordinary is taking place

On 4 May 2022, following a consultation process with market participants, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced that the Financial Sector Conduct Authority had approved amendments to the JSE listings requirements (Listings Requirements). The amendments, which came into effective on 1 June 2022, have been introduced as part of the JSE’s Cutting Red Tape Project at a time when a growing number of issuers are delisting from the JSE.

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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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Kenya's increased rate of capital gains tax
29 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Kenya's increased rate of capital gains tax

Alex Kanyi, Partner in our Tax & Exchange Control practice at CDH Kenya, recently discussed the increased rate of capital gains tax from 5% to 15%, which will take effect from 1 January 2023.

Carbon tax
23 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Carbon tax

Louis Botha, Senior Associate in our Tax & Exchange Control practice provided insights on South Africa's carbon tax on the BBC Studios Money Daily show.

Strides, struggles and solutions for women in South Africa
18 August 2022 Dispute Resolution

Strides, struggles and solutions for women in South Africa

"Be resilient, the world is your oyster", says Nomlayo Mabhena-Mlilo, Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice. Nomlayo recently formed part of a panel on SABC 3's Unfiltered, to unpack the strides, struggles and solutions for women in South Africa.

Aadil Patel discusses the four day week
12 July 2022 Employment Law

Aadil Patel discusses the four day week

Whilst a four-day work week is attractive, South Africa needs to move to a productivity-based work model, in order to achieve success; this according to Aadil Patel, Director and Practice Head in our Employment Law practice, during his interview with Newzroom Afika.

Turnaround Talks | Unpacking the Comair saga
4 July 2022 Dispute Resolution

Turnaround Talks | Unpacking the Comair saga

Director and Head of our Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency sector Tobie Jordaan, with Directors, Lucinde Rhoodie, Belinda Scriba, Roxanne Webster, and Associate Nseula Chilikhuma were panellists at a virtual round table discussion in collaboration with Turnaround Talks. The discussion unpacked the Comair saga and the lessons that can be learnt after it was placed under provisional liquidation by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

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National Wills Week
22 September 2022 Trusts & Estates

National Wills Week

During National Wills Week, from 12-16 September 2022, Allison Alexander, Practice Head in our Trusts & Estates practice provides insight on the legal implications in the absence of a will.

Tattoos in the workplace
13 September 2022 Employment Law

Tattoos in the workplace

Are your employees tattoos visible when they wear a suit and tie? And is it even relevant if they are? Hugo Pienaar, Director in our Employment Law practice discussed the topic with 567 Cape Talk's Jonathan Maytham.

Performance management and performance improvement plans in the employment context
12 September 2022 Employment Law

Performance management and performance improvement plans in the employment context

Managing employee performance and creating an effective performance improvement plan (PIP) are active responsibilities that employers often underestimate. Employers must establish clear performance standards and build an employee's capacity to perform, in a manner that is reasonable, measurable, verifiable and achievable. The law further requires employers to structure a PIP to address a perceived employment failure, as opposed to using it to terminate an employment contract. Join Desmond Odhiambo and Tyler Hawi Ayah as they delve into these issues and discuss practical methods of managing performance and creating an effective PIP.

Njeri Wagacha talks to Reena Shah
12 September 2022

Njeri Wagacha talks to Reena Shah

Every month CDH Kenya Partner, Njeri Wagacha, publishes the podcast 'Njeri Talks Law'. This month, Njeri speaks with Reena Shah, Senior Legal Advisor at Nestlé.

Women's Month Podcast Series | Megan Rodgers
31 August 2022 Oil & Gas

Women's Month Podcast Series | Megan Rodgers

"Be your authentic self, stay focused and be clear about your goals" says Megan Rodgers, Director and Head of the Oil & Gas sector. Megan shares her journey to becoming a lawyer and specialising in the oil and gas space.