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Validity of electronic contracts

The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2007) establishes the general principle that communications are not to be denied legal validity solely because they were made in electronic form...

By Nastascha van Vuuren 24 Nov 2015 16:09


Europlaw Group Incorporated, situated in South Africa and the United Kingdom, has in-house attorneys, lawyers, advocates, auditors, legal advisors, fund managers and accountants that offer a variety of services...

Issued by Europlaw 17 Nov 2015 11:34

Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Awards announced

The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Awards, founded in 1999, were announced on 4 November 2015. The awards acknowledge the important role that journalists play in promoting knowledge of the judiciary...

6 Nov 2015 14:01

'Big chains keep blacks out of loop'

Controversial political party Agency for New Agenda is hauling South Africa's five major retailers to court for racial discrimination and is threatening to scupper a trillion-rand business deal.

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 3 Nov 2015 15:39

Fashion police - protect your products, protect your brand

In the clothing industry, various forms of mimicry from the confusingly similar logo applied to competing products, to the seemingly perfect copies, can dilute the distinctiveness of a brand...

By Thomas Schmidt 2 Nov 2015 17:02

Who should run the courts?

Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, but the wheels of justice still need to turn smoothly and she still needs to pay the bills...

By Nicci Botha 2 Nov 2015 10:02

New generic codes in BBBEE clash with sector codes

Several amendments to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act and new "generic" Codes of Good Practice have been announced...

By Pieter Steyn 30 Oct 2015 11:42

Lewis to return R67m to customers

Amid mounting pressure to root out bad credit practices, retailer Lewis Group says it will refund R67.1m to pensioners and self-employed customers for "mistakenly" selling them unemployment insurance...

By Zeenat Moorad 28 Oct 2015 14:30

Do you own the copyright in your brand?

The ironic thing about copyright in logos is that the ownership resides with the person who created the work. This is so regardless of whether the logo was created by someone on commission or whether money was paid for the creation of the logo...

By Likonelo Magagula 20 Oct 2015 13:10

Zimbabwe Mining and Tax Law Market Briefing 2015

A handful of industry experts will provide some much-needed insight into the current state of play of certain legal frameworks and policies in Zimbabwe...

Issued by African Influence Exchange 20 Oct 2015 11:08

Supreme Court clarifies concept of binding offer in business rescue

There have been a myriad of decisions on business rescue proceedings since the inception of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008. More recently, our courts have considered section 153(1)(b)(ii) of the Act which introduces the concept of a 'binding offer'...

By Nastascha van Vuuren and Reneilwe Maleka 5 Oct 2015 13:27

SABC-MultiChoice deal challenged at tribunal

A consortium comprising media group Caxton, lobby group Save Our SABC Coalition (SOS) and Media Monitoring Africa argued before the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday, 30 September, that MultiChoice and the SABC must be compelled to classify their controversial content deal as a merger...

2 Oct 2015 12:11

Understanding long-term contracts in SME models

Thanks largely to the spectacular failure of a certain health club over 20 years ago, that tied gym members into contracts of ridiculous duration, and similar stories later on from the world of armed response and cellular, South Africa's legislature was compelled to step in and draft the Consumer Protection Act's stipulations regarding long-term agreements...

By Rad Jankovic 1 Oct 2015 12:06

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