Legal Trends 2019



Bench Marks warns minister not to poll Xolobeni community on mining

Any survey of residents of Xolobeni about mining commissioned by government will simply amount to intimidation and could be in contravention of a recent ruling of the North Gauteng High Court, according to the Bench Marks Foundation.

11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining Charter

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country's mineral resources to historically disadvantaged persons.

By Athi Jara and Mihlali Sitefane 7 Jan 2019

AMD still poses a threat

The discovery of minerals in South Africa in the late 19th century - including the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold in 1886 - played a fundamentally influential role in the first wave of industrial revolution of the country.

By Karen King 4 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Mokonyane to appoint panel to review conservation policies, legislation and practices

Environmental Affairs minister Nomvula Mokonyane will soon appoint a high-level panel to review policies, legislation and practices on matters of lion, elephants, leopard and rhinoceros...

6 Dec 2018

More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

The coastal sea cliff overlooking West Coast beaches being mined by an Australian-owned company has collapsed in four more places...

By John Yeld 4 Dec 2018

Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the festive season, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

26 Nov 2018

First steps to tackling South Africa's abalone poaching

South Africa faces the possible collapse of several inshore fisheries, particularly certain species of linefish, abalone and West Coast Rock Lobster...

By Marieke Norton 23 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

China's legalisation of rhino horn trade: disaster or opportunity?

The Chinese government will be reopening the nation's domestic rhino horn trade, overturning a ban that has stood since 1993...

By Hubert Cheung, Duan Biggs, and Yifu Wang 22 Nov 2018

Cuts on rock lobster fishing in line with court judgment

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister Senzeni Zokwana says he is aware of the challenges that the current determined Total Allowable Catch and Effort (TAC/E) cuts will have on the industry, specifically the fishing communities...

20 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

Fisheries department rots from the top

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis...

By Kimon de Greef 13 Nov 2018

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