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29 January 2015
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29 Jan 2015
Guidelines published for the implementation of two new mandatory Codes of Practice
On Friday, 19 December 2014, Mr David Msiza, the Chief Inspector of Mines published notices in the Government Gazette issuing guidelines for the implementation of two additional mandatory codes of...
12 Dec 2014
Representing a coalition of political parties in a complaint to the Electoral Court against advocate Pansy Tlakula
The Webber Wentzel media law team acted for a coalition of political parties (the African Christian Democratic Party, AGANG SA, the Congress of the People, the Economic Freedom Fighters and the...
11 Dec 2014
Court orders govt to disclose list of National Key Points
The Webber Wentzel media law team represented the M&G in intervening as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in an application brought by the Righ2Know Campaign against the Minister of Police...
10 Dec 2014
Landmark access to information case finally completed
The six year legal battle between M&G Media Ltd (M&G) and the office of the President of the Republic of South Africa (Presidency) for access to a judicial report on the 2002 presidential election...
09 Dec 2014
Cape High Court restricts public access to court documents
On 8 October 2014 Judge Ashley Binns-Ward dismissed the City of Cape Town's (City) application for leave to appeal in respect of a judgment that he had handed down earlier and in which he...
08 Dec 2014
Brian Dennehy rejoins Webber Wentzel's tax practice
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has announced that Brian Dennehy will be re-joining its Tax Practice at the beginning of next year. Dennehy specialises in M&A tax advisory, corporate...
04 Dec 2014
SCA decision highlights the need for caution in agreeing contractual changes via email
Webber Wentzel
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) reminds us that the use of e-mails can have substantial legal consequences for businesses. "The SCA recently considered whether e-mail...
01 Dec 2014
The disclosure of environmental documents - now more difficult to resist
On 26 November the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed ArcelorMittal's appeal in the case of Company Secretary of ArcelorMittal South Africa v Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (69/2014)...
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