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24 May 2017
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03 Jun 2011
Statutes require legal interpretation
Environmental Law
The same level of legal certainty of interpretation and of meanings of the environmental statutes, as is found with older laws such as company law, cannot yet be offered to students studying...
01 Apr 2011
New Companies Act implementation date creates uncertainty
Mergers & Acquisitions
The indecision surrounding the implementation date of the new Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, has created uncertainty when undertaking mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in South Africa,...
04 Mar 2011
Stringent SA labour laws not main barrier to international investment
Labour and employment law
South Africa’s stringent labour laws do not necessarily ward off investors, says labour law consulting company Smartman Consultants CEO Tobie Nel.
04 Feb 2011
Fines inadequate as cartel disincentive, but is SA ready?
Competition Law
Internationally, criminal penalties for cartel activities are a growing legal phenomenon because fines imposed often do not serve as adequate disincentives for such activities, says law firm Deneys...
14 Jan 2011
Renewed focus on law education
Legal Education
A summary of data from South Africa’s universities points, for the first time, to more women than men studying law at a tertiary level, reports the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA's) Legal...
05 Nov 2010
Generating praise and concern
Company Law
Despite the concerns surrounding the new Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, and the lengthy period to finalise it, the aim of the Act is to make business proceedings easier, says global accounting and...
01 Oct 2010
Correct implementation of Act to determine its success
Intellectual Property Law
The correct implementation of the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, No 51 of 2008, effective August 2, is a critical step in ensuring its success.
06 Aug 2010
Xenophobic attitudes in Home Affairs threaten calm
Immigration Law and Services
With fears of xenophobic attacks in South Africa once again, the Law Society of South Africa’s Immigration Law Committee vice-chairperson Chris Watters questions the Department of Home Affairs’...
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