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18 April 2014
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04 Apr 2014
 
 
dotAFRICA, dotCAPETOWN, dotDURBAN and dotJOBURG – Africa’s new gTLDs are here
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Applications to register domain names ending with .africa, .joburg, .capetown. and .durban open 1 May 2014. It is envisaged that these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will exemplify...
 
 
03 Apr 2014
 
Opportunities for Chinese investors arising from the new business rescue provisions of the South African Companies Act, 2008
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Background A new Companies Act (Act 71 of 2008) as amended (“Act”) became operative in our law on 1 May 2011. This Act introduced some novel provisions into our law. Among them was that of...
 
 
17 Mar 2014
 
Will changes to China’s trade mark system take the industry forward?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Introduction China and Africa have long been trading partners. In 2009 China overtook the United States of America as Africa’s single biggest trading partner. Reports show that by the end of...
 
 
14 Mar 2014
 
Exclusivity clauses in lease agreements post the Competition Commission intervention
werksmans attorneys
On 29 June 2009, the Competition Commission (“Commission”) initiated an investigation against the major South African supermarket chains namely Pick ’n Pay, Shoprite/Checkers, Woolworths and...
 
 
12 Mar 2014
 
Policy on the appointment of insolvency practitioners
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Introduction To date, appointments have occurred by means of the so-called “requisition system”. This system involves the submission to the Master by creditors of an insolvent estate of a form...
 
 
11 Mar 2014
 
The landscape of the land restitution programme in South Africa: a closer look beyond the statistics
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Introduction Various statistics have circulated in the public domain, mostly emanating from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and some by National Treasury, depicting the...
 
 
27 Feb 2014
 
 
 
2014/2015 Budget Proposals – Tax Overview
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Last year we noted that, from a tax perspective, the number of proposed changes to the various fiscal Acts (mainly the Income Tax Act and VAT Act) were considerably fewer than in prior years....
 
 
19 Feb 2014
 
Job losses and business rescue - a lost opportunity?
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The continuation and extent of job losses is of huge concern to all South Africans and high unemployment rates will continue to have an effect on the economy, the Rand and, most importantly, the...
 
 
 
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