Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Cutting through the confusion: A step-by-step guide to the Protection of Information Bill and the Media Appeals Tribunal

6th September 2010 In recent weeks there has been much publicity about the Protection of Information Bill and the ANC's proposal for the establishment of a Media... 

Important ruling on the effect of amnesty on defamation claims handed down by the SCA 

25th March 2010 In 2008 the High Court ruled in favour of controversial former Ekhuruleni police chief, Robert McBride, in his claim for defamation and... 

Release of draft Regulations under the new Companies Act 2008  

12th January 2010 The long awaited draft Companies Regulations 2010 (the "Regulations") accompanying the new Companies Act 2008 (the "2008 Act") were published in... 

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Amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act, 83 of 1993 

10th December 2009 Recent amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act, 83 of 1993 ("the Act"), which came into effect on 21 August 2009, introduce the potential... 

Creeping expropriation of mining investments: An African perspective

19th November 2009 Indirect or creeping expropriation in international investment law is the incremental encroachment of an investor's ownership rights by a host... 

The legal nature of the CCMA Certificate of Outcome 

11th November 2009 The matter of Strautman v Silver Meadows Trading 99 CC (Pty) Ltd t/a Mugg and Bean Suncoast and Others1 dealt with the legal nature of a... 

Business rescue and employees' rights 

11th November 2009 The Companies Act, 2008 ("Act") extends certain protection to employees in business rescue circumstances. Business rescue refers to any proceedings... 

Protection of Personal Information Bill  

21st October 2009 The Protection of Personal Information Bill, 2009 (the "Bill") was tabled in Parliament on 25 August 2009. Public hearings are taking place this week. 

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