Legal Trends 2018

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Mining community networks want their voices heard on Mining Charter

Mining community networks will be at the Pretoria High Court from Monday to argue that the Mining Charter should be set aside due to a lack of meaningful community engagement.

1 day ago

Cannabis legalisation offers medical research opportunities

The impending legalisation of access to medical cannabinoids in South Africa is opening up a host of research opportunities that the medical sector should embrace...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

Sarb to weigh up fintech and its impact on regulation

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has established a fintech programme to assess the impact of technology on the financial services sector, and its regulatory implications...

3 days ago

#miningindaba18: Regulatory environment threatens investment in mining

After a tumultuous ride, the world economy pendulum is starting to swing in favour of commodities, but it's the current regulatory environment that is the real trial facing the South African mining industry...

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2018

Legalising marijuana would create a minefield in the workplace

As marijuana smokers await the ConCourt decision on whether or not the substance should be legalised, the matter casts a spotlight on the adequacy of company policies regarding substance abuse in the workplace...

8 Feb 2018

Labour finalising enactment of minimum wage

The Department of Labour is finalising the drafting of exemption regulations ahead of the enactment of the national minimum wage, Unathi Ramabulana, Deputy Director of Employment Standards Unit told the workers...

8 Feb 2018

SARB imposes administrative sanctions on China Construction Bank

The Reserve Bank has imposed administrative sanctions on the China Construction Bank (CCB) Corporation, Johannesburg branch, for non-compliance with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act...

5 Feb 2018

#FairnessFirst: #SayYesToLove with Cosmo SA's Laverne Cox cover exclusive!

Topics for inclusion, equality and diversity in the media sphere itself remained under the media spotlight this week as social media netizens celebrated Cosmopolitan South Africa's decision to place Laverne Cox on the cover, with their logo suitably rainbow-hued to show support of the LGBTQI+ community...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2018

Our mistake, Department of Labour concedes

The Department of Labour has conceded that it erred when it changed the wording of the definition of "worker" in the National Minimum Wage Bill...

By Theto Mahlakoana 1 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps

These days there really is an app for almost everything and everyone - including an array about and for the legal industry. Here's a quick look at trending legal apps for the year...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: #PresidentsClubDinner and #LarryNassar trial light up World Wide Web

This week, social media netizens were appalled by allegations of groping at the recent President's Club fundraising dinner, while celebrating the outcome of the #LarryNassar trial, and Melinda Gates' female startup fund support...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2018

How will your right to privacy change under POPIA?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is set to kick in in the first half of 2018, according to the Information Regulator. What difference will it make to the lives of consumers...?

By Elizabeth de Stadler 26 Jan 2018

Mining industry hopes the new broom will sweep it clean

The mining industry is poised on a knife's edge with its future largely dependant on what the ANC's newly installed management team does in the months ahead...

By Jonathan Veeran 25 Jan 2018

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International

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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