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Halting of emergency procurement of PPE

National Treasury's instruction to all government departments to halt the emergency procurement of personal protective equipment highlights the need for the urgent review and modernisation of the public procurement system...

By John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 2 days ago

JSE guidance on effective communication with investors

The JSE has identified focus areas for listed companies to consider when raising capital to weather the Covid-19 crisis, including the amount of information they need to disclose...

By Colin du Toit & Elodie Maume 21 Sep 2020

Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

By Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

ConCourt judgment clarifies contractual fairness

An issue, which has been shrouded in uncertainty in South African contract law, is when courts may refuse to enforce valid contractual terms on the basis that it considers that enforcement would be unfair, unreasonable or unduly harsh. The Constitutional Court in the case of Beadica 231 CC and Others v Trustees for the time being of Oregon Trust, has finally offered some clarity...

By Rishal Bipraj 11 Sep 2020

Mellony Ramalho appointed Sales and Marketing Director of LexisNexis SA

Legal technology company, LexisNexis South Africa, has announced the appointment of Mellony Ramalho to the position of Sales and Marketing Director...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 Sep 2020

Extension to deferment periods on excise duty payments

Due to the lockdown restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in South Africa, the National Treasury implemented a deferment of excise duties for excise compliant businesses...

By Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 28 Aug 2020

Advancing women is a task for all

The battle for gender equality, diversity and inclusivity should not only be fought by women and those directly impacted, but are issues that society as a whole needs to work together to address...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Aug 2020

Don't be penalised for Covid-19 non-compliance

A growing number of businesses are getting into hot water for not taking the necessary steps to minimise Covid-19 risk and exposure in their workplaces...

Issued by LexisNexis 24 Aug 2020

Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulations

Greg Brown, divisional director: legal information and compliance at LexisNexis South Africa, sums up the Covid-19 workplace obligations below..

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Aug 2020

VUT establishes new law clinic

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

By Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

South Africa needs better food price controls to shield poor people from Covid-19 fallout

The pandemic has put in stark relief the country's poorly understood food system, in which powerful firms operate with little oversight while vulnerable actors in the informal food sector face over-regulation...

By Ihsaan Bassier, Refiloe Joala and Thando Vilakazi 14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Gender bias. Challenge or opportunity?

Women are naturally subjected to gender bias, whether conscious or unconscious. This is an everyday fight, but you can choose to see this as a threat or an opportunity...

By Nicci Botha 11 Aug 2020

Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource Tasima employees

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that the Department of Transport's Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) should insource about 66 employees of Tasima Pty (Ltd). The workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018...

By Zoë Postman 5 Aug 2020

Cambridge Food Jozini caught hiking prices of maize meal

Cambridge Food Jozini has agreed to reduce its gross profit margin on the 25kg top white maize meal for the duration of the state of the national disaster, and will donate essential goods...

4 Aug 2020

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