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South Africa to clamp down on captive lion breeding, minister says

South Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism...

By Nqobile Dludla 3 May 2021

Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementation

Amendments to South Africa's Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette for implementation...

19 Apr 2021

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021

2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

By Eckart Zollner 7 Apr 2021

Have your say on draft climate change NDC

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has officially launched South Africa's updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution for public consultation...

30 Mar 2021

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

Court stops Mpumalanga coal mine

In yet another turn in what is already a six-year legal battle, Uthaka Energy, a coal-mining company, has been interdicted by the Pretoria High Court from mining in one of South Africa's critical water source areas...

By John Yeld 26 Mar 2021

Incentivising renewable energy development: moving one step closer, or two steps back?

Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas are welcome, but a new requirement has been introduced which may prove onerous and cause significant delays...

By Kirsty Kilner & Gillian Niven 9 Mar 2021

Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rights

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy, will approach the High Court to review and set aside the process of awarding small-scale fishing...

22 Feb 2021

High Court recognises abuse in Slapp suit

A recent High Court judgment confirmed the importance of public dialogue and debate in a healthy democracy...

By Odette Geldenhuys 15 Feb 2021

Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullying

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisation

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance confirmed its entrenched position at Mining Indaba Virtual 2021...

By Paula-Anne Novotny, Jonathan Veeran, Gillian Niven & Kate Collier 10 Feb 2021

What we want to hear from Minister Mantashe

Where many other government departments halted operations because of lockdown, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) under minister, Gwede Mantashe, continued to work...

By Webber Wentzel team 29 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic Africa

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

By Wildu du Plessis 6 Jan 2021




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