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Align corporate decisions with best practice, effortlessly
Align corporate decisions with best practice, effortlessly

Lexis Nexis, in collaboration with many specialist legal practitioners, has compiled a useful, easy-to-navigate online tool called Lexis Practical Guidance...

Issued by LexisNexis 1 day ago

Steps to help recognise conflicts of interest
Steps to help recognise conflicts of interest

Sometimes procurement professionals can be caught with their hand in the cookie jar, mixing business with pleasure to the detriment of their employers...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 days ago

Stay up to date on third-party key developments
Stay up to date on third-party key developments

The single biggest negative factor that could potentially arise from an organisation's relationship with its third-parties is risk...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 days ago

Scoring reputation
Scoring reputation

A new law and policy forecasting report takes a fascinating look at the potential legal implications of our rapidly evolving "reputation economy", in which social standing is increasingly managed in the manner of a commodity or tradable currency...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 days ago

Duhva power station
Eskom tender irregularity referred to Public Enterprises

The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has referred its findings into the irregular awarding of a tender at an Eskom power station to the minister of public enterprises and director general of National Treasury.

3 days ago

Facing off the GRC giant in the financial sector
Facing off the GRC giant in the financial sector

The financial services sector is faced with a high level of regulatory and compliance requirements and finance executives are increasingly expected to master areas outside of their traditional skill set...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Jun 2019

Mpumalanga High Court rules in favour of SSC Group
Mpumalanga High Court rules in favour of SSC Group

The Mpumalanga High Court on Friday, 7 June 2019, dismissed (with costs) the intervention application brought by Ferdi Dippenaar against Flaming Silver...

10 Jun 2019

How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

7 Jun 2019

Surety by a spouse married in community of property - do I have to consent?
Surety by a spouse married in community of property - do I have to consent?

Under the Roman Dutch common law, marriages were ordinarily in community of property and the husband was vested with the marital power, but this was abolished by the Matrimonial Property Act...

By Corné Lewis and Neha Dhana 6 Jun 2019

Amendments to Generic Codes of Good Practice on B-BBEE
Amendments to Generic Codes of Good Practice on B-BBEE

On 9 April 2019, the Minister of Trade and Industry signed four amendments to the Amended Generic B-BBEE Codes of 2013 (Codes). These amendments were gazetted last Friday and will come into effect on 31 November 2019...

By Adam Ismail, Candice Meyer and Safiyya Patel 5 Jun 2019

SIU, SABC consider reviewing contract ruling
SIU, SABC consider reviewing contract ruling

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the SABC have made an application seeking an order reviewing and setting aside the decision to appoint Sekela Xabiso CA Incorporated as a service provider to the SABC...

5 Jun 2019

5 tips to negotiating a settlement in commercial mediations
5 tips to negotiating a settlement in commercial mediations

Mediation is an alternative mechanism for dispute resolution and is, in essence, a facilitated negotiation, with the appointed mediator playing the role of the facilitator...

By Jackie Lafleur 4 Jun 2019

Best practice for supplier selection
Best practice for supplier selection

Supplier services are essential in helping a business to function and reach its operational objectives. Considering their significance to the performance of a business, it is of utmost importance to work with the right suppliers...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 May 2019

Deal-breaker Brexit? Cloud of uncertainty over SA's financial services sector
Deal-breaker Brexit? Cloud of uncertainty over SA's financial services sector

South Africa's financial services sector has, in recent times, felt the harsh effect of a gradual depreciation in the value of the rand, which has been attributed to, amongst other things, a lethargic economy...

By Wildu du Plessis, Rui Lopes and Matthew Tout 27 May 2019

SA Express to lay charges against former executives
SA Express to lay charges against former executives

South African Express is preparing to lay fraud and corruption charges against some of its former executives...

27 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa
#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa

Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

By Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 23 May 2019

Christine Rodrigues, partner, Hogan Lovells
What constitutes financial advice?

What conduct constitutes financial advice and what would amount to negligent financial advice?

By Christine Rodrigues 21 May 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle...

16 May 2019

Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in Africa
Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in Africa

One of the key challenges in getting energy and infrastructure projects off the ground in Africa is the lack of available funding...

By Mike Webb 14 May 2019

Are agreements in restraint of trade enforceable?
Are agreements in restraint of trade enforceable?

There is a common misconception amongst many members of the public, and indeed the legal profession, that agreements in restraint of trade are invalid and unenforceable. As a matter of fact, and law, nothing could be further from the truth...

By John Saner, Issued by LexisNexis 14 May 2019

Unpacking the draft Conduct Standard for Banks...
Unpacking the draft Conduct Standard for Banks...

The draft Conduct Standard - published for public comment on 3 May 2019 - aims to introduce requirements applicable to banks, mutual banks and co-operative banks that promote the fair treatment of financial customers of banks...

By Dawid de Villiers, Johann Scholtz and Jessica du Toit 10 May 2019

What is the principle of 'compromise' in disputes?
What is the principle of 'compromise' in disputes?

A compromise is an agreement whereby parties settle a dispute between themselves. If the dispute concerns an existing agreement, the compromise will replace that agreement and terminate any obligations in terms thereof...

By Rosanne Kinder 2 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Tackling the Big Fish
Tackling the Big Fish

In Big Catch Fishing Tackle Pty Ltd and Others v Justin Miles Kemp and Others (2019), De Waal AJ dismissed the application instituted for interim relief, with costs against the second to fifth applicants, on the basis that the applicants had not made out a case that they would suffer irreparable harm if the interdict was not granted...

By Dean Joffe, overseen by Ashlin Perumall 16 Apr 2019

Understand third-party risks when choosing partners and associates
Understand third-party risks when choosing partners and associates

Deciding to go into business with a company requires many background checks to ensure you are making a wise decision that will not put your company's reputation at risk...

Issued by LexisNexis 16 Apr 2019

Finalising new DMASA Code of Practice
Finalising new DMASA Code of Practice

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) has announced that its updated Code of Practice is in the process of finalisation...

15 Apr 2019

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Tax and the ethics of paying back the money

Companies can't just pretty up their board of directors with figure heads, appointed for their reputation and the contacts that they will bring to the particular organisation...

By Jerry Botha & Jonathan Goldberg 15 Apr 2019

The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers
The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers

The Competition Commission has sought to provide some guidance regarding the notification and implementation of mergers by publishing Guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers contrary to the Competition Act...

By Burton Phillips 11 Apr 2019

Who's the boss during business rescue?
Who's the boss during business rescue?

Companies may seek business rescue as a way to buy time to get back on their feet while enjoying protection from creditors' claims, while assuming they will drive the recovery process. This couldn't be further from the truth...

1 Apr 2019

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