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22 August 2014
Legal Briefs
 
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11 Aug 2014
 
 
The struggle to achieve cooperative governance continues
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
A discussion on the transitional provisions of the National Environmental Management Act (1998) and Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (2002) Amendment Acts Introduction The...
 
 
08 Aug 2014
 
 
 
Private equity investments: SA headquarter company vs Mauritius GBC 1 regime – An update
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Shortly after the headquarter company legislation was introduced in an effort to establish South Africa as an attractive “Gateway into Africa”, we prepared a note in which we compared the South...
 
 
07 Aug 2014
 
Please call me – The call that came too late
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
A matter which has sparked much debate over the years is that of the Vodacom Please Call me case, in which former Vodacom employee Nkosana Makate sued the mobile telecommunications company for...
 
 
04 Aug 2014
 
EEA Amendment bulletin
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Employment Equity Act No.47 of 2013 ("EEA amendment") comes into operation today, 1 August 2014, the purpose of which is to amend the Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998.
 
 
29 Jul 2014
 
Legislative updates
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DRAFT PROTECTED DISCLOSURES AMENDMENT BILL The Draft Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) aims to amend the Protected Disclosures Act, 2000 (“the Act”). The Amendment will...
 
 
28 Jul 2014
 
Dismissal for misrepresentation when applying for a position
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
OVERVIEW An employee may be found guilty of misconduct if an employer can prove that the employee falsely misrepresented his/her credentials during the job application process. The employer need...
 
 
25 Jul 2014
 
Importance of polygraph tests in disciplinary proceedings
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
OVERVIEW A party seeking to rely on the results of a polygraph test in disciplinary proceedings must adduce expert evidence for the purposes of establishing such evidence’s conceptual cogency and...
 
 
10 Jul 2014
 
SA Department of Energy gears up for coal baseload procurement programme
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
On 26 June 2014 the South African Department of Energy (“DoE”) formally released a request for registration (“RFR”) to prospective independent power producers who anticipate submitting a...
 
 
 
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