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24 May 2017
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04 May 2012
Environmental considerations need to be mainstreamed
Environmental Law
The state of South Africa’s environmental law is consistently improving in terms of the quality and conceptualisation of these laws; however, environmental regulation remains a significant...
02 Mar 2012
More merger activity predicted for 2012
Competition Law
The improving South African economy could pave the way for an increase in the number of merger filings this year, says legal practice Norton Rose South Africa head of competition law Heather Irvine.
30 Sep 2011
IP perspective on Consumer Protection Act and Companies Act
Intellectual Property Law
Local law firm Webber Wentzel reports the new Consumer Protection Act (CPA) of 2008 may lead to new challenges from a trademarks perspective when the Companies and Intellectual Property...
Trademark owners to block trademarks from becoming .xxx domains
Intellectual Property Law
California-based nonprofit public benefit organisation the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) and limited liability company ICM Registry, entered into an agreement, in...
02 Sep 2011
BBBEE deal benefits employees and communities
Black Economic Empowerment
Employees of South African paper manufacturer Sappi are set to benefit substantially from a broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) transaction between Sappi and black-owned investment...
05 Aug 2011
Balance between economic needs, immigration management crucial
Immigration Law and Services
It is fundamental that South Africa manages immigration in a way that enables the country to meet the demand for foreign skills and investment, whilst at the same time, not throwing open the doors,...
01 Jul 2011
South Africa’s judiciary favourable towards media freedom
Media Law
South Africa’s judicial branch has been favourable toward media freedom, if previous judgments from recent court cases involving the media are anything to go by; however, there is concern with...
03 Jun 2011
Compliance needs more encouragement than enforcement
Environmental Law
The best way to achieve the intended aims of the environmental regulation is to focus more on promoting compliance with environmental laws before enforcement, says University of Witwatersrand...
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