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  • SADC focused on establishing Europlaw Group Fund
    Europlaw Group, operating predominately from the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, decided to establish the SADC-focused Europlaw Group Fund. From its base in South Africa, the fund will focus its attention on both the SADC and the African continent. The founding members for the Europlaw Group Fund are the Europlaw Group of Companies, Forex Brief (Pty) Ltd, Tradefin International Ltd registered in England and Wales and other highly skilled reputable professional individuals who ha...
  • Petroleum Bill has lift off at last
    Megan Rodgers, director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr</span>South Africa's gas potential, and interest from investors, meant government was under pressure to forge ahead with its legislative reforms needed to address upstream issues - which, until yesterday, have been in limbo. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Remote work - employee rights not black and white
    According to a recent global study from PWC, only one in ten employees are willing to return to the traditional commute-to-work lifestyle, with many citing the reduced costs associated with travel time and fuel usage, increased family time, and boosts in productivity. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Dlamini finally pays R650,000 owed in legal costs
    Bathabile Dlamini, former minister of social development</span>Bathabile Dlamini, former minister of social development, has at last paid R650,000 in legal costs owed to the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • The pitfalls of the proposed pension fund amendments
    [[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>Proposed changes to the Pensions Funds Amendment Bill, currently before Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance, will allow retirement fund members to access a portion of their retirement savings in cash before retirement as a guarantee for a loan. But the long-term losses outweigh the short-term gains Read more... | Send to a friend
  • South African regulator seeking legal advice on WhatsApp's new privacy policy
    The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. Reuters/Thomas White//File Photo</span>South Africa's information regulator said it was seeking legal advice to get messaging platform WhatsApp to revise its privacy policy in the country to align with standards used in the European Union (EU). Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equity
    Protesters gather in Cambridge to demand that AstraZeneca shares blueprints for its Covid-19 vaccine. Luciana Guerra/PA Images via Getty Images</span>In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The waiver would suspend intellectual property rights, such as patents and trademarks, on products required to fight Covid-19 for the duration of the pandemic. Read more... | ...
  • 436,563 hectares released under land distribution programme
    Deputy President David Mabuza says 436,563 hectares of land have to date been released and approved for allocation, under the land distribution programme. He said this while responding to oral questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday, 12 May. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law
    The separation of powers is critical for good governance. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank</span>South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary. Others relate to overstepping the bounds of his judicial role by encroaching on the executive's domain. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Former Sars auditors arrested in R321m tax evasion scheme
    [[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>Two former South African Revenue Service (Sars) auditors, have been arrested for alleged tax evasion worth approximately R321m. Read more... | Send to a friend