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The SCA’s Nimble balancing of interests
26 November 2021 Pro Bono & Human Rights

The SCA’s Nimble balancing of interests

Although it has been carefully crafted, with the clear purpose of protecting and balancing the rights of the parties involved, the application of our eviction legislation is never easy.

What is the legal process behind declaring a director delinquent
25 November 2021 Dispute Resolution

What is the legal process behind declaring a director delinquent

When a Business Rescue Practitioner approaches a business rescue, the root cause of the distress is often mismanagement. Getting a delinquent order against a director may be the first step in reclaiming value from the rescue. Jessica Osmond, Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice participated in a Turnaround Talk Round Table discussion on the topic: "Delinquent Directors. A legal quagmire awaits"

The legal landscape governing business rescue
25 November 2021 Dispute Resolution

The legal landscape governing business rescue

There are a lot of legal requirements and frameworks that govern business rescue. These have been highlighted in several high-profile matters that have received a lot of media attention. Jessica Osmond, Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice, participated in a Turnaround Talk Round Table discussion on the topic of " The legal landscape governing business rescue" to discuss further.

Forum shopping in limine: Tax Court redirects legality review to High Court
25 November 2021 Tax & Exchange Control

Forum shopping in limine: Tax Court redirects legality review to High Court

Chapter 9 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (TAA) lays a path for taxpayers and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to walk away from a dispute resolution where they encounter a dispute around the taxpayer’s affairs. The TAA’s dispute resolution process regulates the administrative engagement between SARS and the taxpayer at the point where a dispute about a decision by SARS arises.

Loyalty programmes: VAT clarified
25 November 2021 Tax & Exchange Control

Loyalty programmes: VAT clarified

The number of loyalty reward programmes have increased drastically over the last few years. Although the programmes vary, the business rationale is more or less the same: they encourage sales, they aim to retain existing customers and attract new customers, and they assist businesses in monitoring spending trends so they can develop and implement focused marketing campaigns.

Mozambican merger filing fees fall
24 November 2021 Competition Law

Mozambican merger filing fees fall

Notifying mergers across a multitude of Southern African jurisdictions can be a drawn-out process. While the merger notification documents are often broadly similar, each jurisdiction’s competition authority requires that merging parties pay the applicable merger filing fee.

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The SCA’s Nimble balancing of interests
26 November 2021 Pro Bono & Human Rights

The SCA’s Nimble balancing of interests

Although it has been carefully crafted, with the clear purpose of protecting and balancing the rights of the parties involved, the application of our eviction legislation is never easy.

Forum shopping in limine: Tax Court redirects legality review to High Court
25 November 2021 Tax & Exchange Control

Forum shopping in limine: Tax Court redirects legality review to High Court

Chapter 9 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (TAA) lays a path for taxpayers and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to walk away from a dispute resolution where they encounter a dispute around the taxpayer’s affairs. The TAA’s dispute resolution process regulates the administrative engagement between SARS and the taxpayer at the point where a dispute about a decision by SARS arises.

Loyalty programmes: VAT clarified
25 November 2021 Tax & Exchange Control

Loyalty programmes: VAT clarified

The number of loyalty reward programmes have increased drastically over the last few years. Although the programmes vary, the business rationale is more or less the same: they encourage sales, they aim to retain existing customers and attract new customers, and they assist businesses in monitoring spending trends so they can develop and implement focused marketing campaigns.

Mozambican merger filing fees fall
24 November 2021 Competition Law

Mozambican merger filing fees fall

Notifying mergers across a multitude of Southern African jurisdictions can be a drawn-out process. While the merger notification documents are often broadly similar, each jurisdiction’s competition authority requires that merging parties pay the applicable merger filing fee.

Tapping into commercial aquaculture opportunities in Kenya
24 November 2021 Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing

Tapping into commercial aquaculture opportunities in Kenya

Since its beginnings in Kenya in the 1920s, aquaculture has grown from being predominantly useful for family subsistence farming in rural areas, to being progressively integrated into Kenya’s socio-economic system as a viable commercial activity involving the sale or trade of farmed fish.

All or nothing: A note on the inadequacy of gambling as legal strategy
23 November 2021 Dispute Resolution

All or nothing: A note on the inadequacy of gambling as legal strategy

In the betting community some bettors attempt to limit their exposure or reduce the risk of a wager by hedging their bets. Hedging occurs when a bettor places a second wager against their own bet as insurance if the original wager loses. This is a strategy that people apply in various facets of their lives. However, as confirmed by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Park 2000 Development 11 (Pty) Ltd v Mouton and Others (684/21) [2021] ZASCA 140 (06 October 2021), this strategy may be inappropriate in the litigation arena.

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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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What is the legal process behind declaring a director delinquent
25 November 2021 Dispute Resolution

What is the legal process behind declaring a director delinquent

When a Business Rescue Practitioner approaches a business rescue, the root cause of the distress is often mismanagement. Getting a delinquent order against a director may be the first step in reclaiming value from the rescue. Jessica Osmond, Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice participated in a Turnaround Talk Round Table discussion on the topic: "Delinquent Directors. A legal quagmire awaits"

The legal landscape governing business rescue
25 November 2021 Dispute Resolution

The legal landscape governing business rescue

There are a lot of legal requirements and frameworks that govern business rescue. These have been highlighted in several high-profile matters that have received a lot of media attention. Jessica Osmond, Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice, participated in a Turnaround Talk Round Table discussion on the topic of " The legal landscape governing business rescue" to discuss further.

CDH’s Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector
23 November 2021 Industrials & Manufacturing

CDH’s Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector

CDH’s Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector is strategically positioned to provide clients with support to navigate international, regional, and domestic policy, domestic regulatory and legal nuances to tap into the African market.

Legalities and laws surrounding home ownership in South Africa
19 October 2021 Dispute Resolution

Legalities and laws surrounding home ownership in South Africa

Nomlayo Mabhena, Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice appeared on Daily Thetha, an educational talk show on SABC 1 that explores youth issues, as well as issues of national importance. She formed part of a panel that discussed the legalities and laws surrounding home ownership in South Africa, especially when there are disputes involved. The episode focused on the notion of adequate shelter by looking at navigating home ownership as black South Africans.

The Cradock Four
2 August 2021 Dispute Resolution

The Cradock Four

Tim Fletcher, Head of our Dispute Resolution practice, joined eNCA to discuss the application in the Pretoria High Court to compel the National Prosecuting Authority to make a decision on whether it will prosecute those suspected of being behind the 1985 murder of the Cradock Four. CDH is acting on a pro bono basis for the family of Lukhanyo Calata, and others.

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Private power generation
18 November 2021 Corporate & Commercial

Private power generation

During the Midterm Budget Speech, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana touched on the need for private power generation to alleviate power cuts. Andrew van Niekerk, Director in our Corporate & Commercial practice, and Head of our Projects & Infrastructure Sector unpacked the legal requirements that independent power producers would need to be mindful of when establishing private power generation.

Politics in an office context
17 November 2021 Employment Law

Politics in an office context

Whilst the local government elections have come and gone, the conversations regarding political parties are likely to linger on at the proverbial watercooler. Thabang Rapuleng, Director in our Employment Law practice discussed some of the boundaries to be mindful off in the workplace, with Smile FM.

Pandora Papers
12 November 2021 Tax & Exchange Control

Pandora Papers

Recently, 11,9 million financial records known as the Pandora Papers were leaked, revealing the offshore financial assets of many internationally well-known persons. Louis Botha, Senior Associate in our Tax & Exchange Control Practice delves into the matter, whilst providing a South African context. Click here (BITLY) to listen to his interview on Smile FM.

Women's employment rights in the new normal
8 November 2021 Employment Law

Women's employment rights in the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extraordinary pressure on employers and employees alike. In particular, the events of 2020 and 2021 disproportionately affected women's jobs because of existing gender inequalities and the dual responsibility of work and caregiving. Join Njeri Wagacha, Rizichi Kashero-Ondego and Tyler Hawi Ayah as they unpack the issues facing women's rights in the new normal from an employment perspective in Kenya

Njeri Wagacha talks to Jackwell Feris
8 November 2021 Dispute Resolution

Njeri Wagacha talks to Jackwell Feris

On this month’s podcast Njeri Wagacha talks to Jackwell Feris, Director in the Dispute Resolution practice and Head of the Industrials, Manufacturing & Trade Sector on re-thinking industrialization in Africa, the bottlenecks preventing the development of intra-Africa trade, the protocol on the free movement of people and the potential for Africa's self-determination as a result of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement.

AI in the agricultural sector
27 October 2021 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

AI in the agricultural sector

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has entrenched itself in our day-to-day workings and is fast becoming a necessity across various industries and sectors for efficient growth. Christoff Pienaar, Director and Practice Head of the Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice, joined Channel Africa to discuss the use of technology and, in particular the use of AI in the agricultural sector.