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30 June 2015
Legal Briefs
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29 Jun 2015
When will defamation be decriminalised?
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Like most states worldwide, almost all African countries continue to treat defamation as a crime punishable by imprisonment. Punishment for this offence (among others) has historically been used by...
23 Jun 2015
Financial Intellegence Centre Amendment Bill, 2015
In April 2015, the National Treasury, working with the Financial Intelligence Centre  (FIC) published the draft Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill (Bill). The Bill's primary objective is...
17 Jun 2015
Competition Commission pubilshes draft Terms of Reference for grocery retail sector market inquiry
The Competition Commission today (12 June 2015) published for comment draft Terms of Reference (TORs) for a grocery retail sector market inquiry. Written comments on these TORs must be submitted...
15 Jun 2015
Revised VAT regulations add value to new mining enterprises
The Minister of Finance issued two new sets of regulations on 29 May 2015 in terms of the Value-Added Tax Act, No. 89 of 1991 which will allow, inter alia, new mining companies to register for VAT...
08 Jun 2015
Webber Wentzel's expertise recognised by a range of international research organisations
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Webber Wentzel's expertise has been recognised on the international playing field. Over the past few months, the firm has received three prestigious international awards, confirming its ability to...
01 Jun 2015
Commission refers cartel case against OEM suppliers
The Competition Commission referred to the Competition Tribunal its investigation into collusion in the market for the supply of auto body repairers to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The...
28 May 2015
Amendment of the regulation to the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 relating to technical competencies
On 24 April 2015, the Minister of Mineral Resources (Minister) repealed the Electricity Regulations to the Minerals Act 50 of 1991 and published the new Electricity Regulations to the MHSA (new...
15 May 2015
Second phase of amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice effective from 1 May 2015
Second phase of amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice effective from 1 May 2015 It was a busy week for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last week. Hot on the heels of the notice...
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