Legal Trends 2018

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How to practise good business

The Gupta saga and ethical indiscretions at Steinhoff, McKinsey and KPMG have most recently shone the spotlight on unethical business practises in South Africa...

23 hours ago

#Budget2018: Medical aid credits stay, but NHI funding model still unclear

The approximately eight-million people in South Africa who rely on medical tax credits to subsidise the cost of existing medical aid schemes can breathe a sigh of relief...

By Lebo Motsumi 1 day ago

#Budget2018: Public Procurement Bill to give women and youth in business a leg up

The long-awaited Public Procurement Bill will be submitted to Cabinet in March, paving the way for black-, youth- and women-owned businesses to get larger stakes in state procurement, which runs into billions of rand...

By Khulekani Magubane 1 day ago

Can a lessee withhold rental if denied full occupation of leased premises?

The Supreme Court of Appeal dealt with the question of whether or not a lessee can withhold rental if it is not given full occupation of the leased premises in the recent case of Tudor Hotel Brasserie & Bar v Hencetrade 15...

By Rosanne Kinder 1 day ago

#Budget2018: Tax bites the rich, but not as badly as predicted

All the predictions ahead of the Budget Speech were far worse than what actually transpired, including the impact on wealthier South Africans, which wasn't as severe as it could have been...

1 day ago

State to appeal landmark Gatherings Act ruling

A landmark ruling by the Western Cape High Court last month, which declared part of the Regulation of Gatherings Act unconstitutional, is to be challenged by the State and the Minister of Police in the Constitutional Court...

By Barbara Maregele 1 day ago

Joburg ombudsman quits after legal battle

Johannesburg's municipal ombudsman, S'du Gumede, resigned on Monday after a long legal battle with the City of Johannesburg after being suspended in May 2017...

By Claudi Mailovich 1 day ago

PoPI Act could kill more than just spam

The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act regulations were published last year in September. They don't say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers...

By Elizabeth de Stadler 2 days ago

Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo

South Africa's creative industries will be gathering at the University of Pretoria on Saturday, 24 February for the Creative Industry Imbizo where the practical effects of the proposed copyright amendment bill will be discussed...

2 days ago

Canadian bank seeks to ground Gupta aircraft

Canada's state export bank says that it went to court to ground the infamous ZS-OAK jet of the Guptas to stop the family from using it to commit crimes or flee from justice...

By Stephan Hofstatter and Genevieve Quintal 2 days ago

R18m drug bust at OR Tambo Airport

Customs officials of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have confiscated two large consignments of crystal meth at OR Tambo International Airport worth over R18 million...

2 days ago

W Cape gets tough on enforcing water restriction laws

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape is rolling out phase two of the enforcement and monitoring blitz as part of drought interventions...

2 days ago

Guptas and lieutenants were 'secret' passengers on court case flight

South African air charter company Execujet has been accused of flouting international aviation regulations when it failed to declare the identity of five "secret" passengers it flew to Bloemfontein last week...

By Graeme Hosken 3 days ago

Misconduct by Saica members who worked for KPMG must be exposed: Terence Nombembe says

The CEO of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica), Terence Nombembe, has called on the Ntsebeza inquiry to leave no stone unturned...

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

Minister Mbalula welcomes Lamoer ruling

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the conviction of former Western Cape top cop Arno Lamoer, saying it sends a strong message to the men in blue that crime doesn't pay...

3 days ago

Ramaphosa reassures mining communities of inclusion in Mining Charter talks

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured the mining affected communities networks that they will not be excluded from the consultation processes around the Mining Charter in the future...

3 days ago

Sars welcomes Presidential tax inquiry

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of an inquiry into tax administration and governance at the revenue service...

3 days ago

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation"...

3 days ago

Call for comments on draft road traffic regulations

The Gauteng Provincial Government has published the Draft Fifteenth Amendment of the Gauteng Road Traffic Regulations for public comment...

19 Feb 2018

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Waymo, Uber end trade secrets theft trial with settlement

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Waymo and Uber announced an agreement on Friday, 9 February 2018, in the blockbuster federal lawsuit over allegedly stolen trade secrets from the former Google self-driving car project.

12 Feb 2018

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest".

24 Jan 2018

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

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