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The long-awaited draft South African Regulations Relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2017 (the "draft Regulations") were published today, 8 September 2017.
ENSafrica
The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 promotes the protection of personal information by requiring that public and private bodies comply with certain standards when collecting...
ENSafrica
There's an interesting trade mark case brewing in Australia, one that has some useful trade mark lessons.
TMF Group
With the financial and governance issues that have affected the reputation and financial health of companies such as Eskom and Oakbay Resources and Energy (Oakbay), questions arises as to...
Clyde & Co
The incident that saw two fans crushed to death at South African Breweries' flagship Carling Black Label Cup on 30 July 2016 is a tragic case of déjà vu for those that recall the infamous Ellis Park...
Dennemeyer Group
According to Wipo's latest published statistics for the year 2015, the entire African continent collectively was the recipient of approximately 0.5 percent of the world's patent filings in that year.
Clyde & Co
The risk environment for directors of companies that pollute is changing. In South Africa, a raft of recent prosecutions of directors and officers for corporate environmental transgressions bring into focus...
Clyde & Co
What is abundantly clear from recent media reports is that organisations of all sizes and across all industry sectors are becoming targets of cyber criminals.
KISCH IP
As a trade mark applicant you waited many years for your trade mark application to proceed to registration.
KISCH IP
In almost all industries there are certification processes to ensure that goods and services are of a high quality.
Fasken Martineau
National Treasury has proposed the introduction of new rules for the tax treatment of conversions of debt into equity within the same group of companies.
ENSafrica
The regulations intend to govern the validity period and roll-over of data. For instance, data bundles of 1GB to 5GB must remain valid for 90 days.
ENSafrica
In the 2016 Budget Review, tax avoidance schemes involving share buybacks were highlighted for review.
ENSafrica
The filing obligation detailed in the draft notice appears to apply retrospectively for years commencing on or after 1 January 2016.
ENSafrica
The window period for South African residents to regularise their unauthorised foreign assets under the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme ("SVDP") closes on 31 August 2017.
ENSafrica
On 27 July 2017, Botswana and France signed an amending protocol to the Botswana/France Income Tax Treaty, 1999 in Gaborone.
ENSafrica
On 19 July 2017, the South African National Treasury released the 2017 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill ("draft TLAB") for public comment.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
In difficult economic times, debt capitalisation may afford companies some room to improve their financial position.
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
The notes below are summaries of the most relevant of the practical provisions for estate agents and other property practitioners.
Fasken Martineau
In terms of the South African Labour Relations Act, 1995 ("LRA") an employer may only dismiss an employee for a fair reason and in accordance with a fair procedure.
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It is safe to say that BMW protects its trade marks fiercely. As a result, the company has done more than its fair share to shape South African trade mark law.
Thipa Denenga
When a party institutes legal action against another party, the plaintiff is entitled to claim interest over and above the capital amount.
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
The notes below are summaries of the most relevant of the practical provisions for estate agents and other property practitioners.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
A number of amendments proposed by the National Treasury are, if implemented in their current form, likely to significantly impact on trust structures.
ENSafrica
A recent BBC article entitled "Havaianas: How a Brazilian flip-flop took over the world" doesn't mention IP once, yet it contains some useful IP lessons.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
Since the introduction of dividends tax in 2012, in particular the company to company exemption, taxpayers have employed a number of methods to convert taxable proceeds upon the sale of shares...
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
This matter deals with the clash of interests between a developer of a township and the local authority who used a neighbouring (undeveloped) township for informal settlements.
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
Recently in Lester v Ndlambe Municipality and another, the Supreme Court of Appeal held that a court hearing an application in terms of section 21 of the Building Regulations and Building Standards Act ...
ENSafrica
Colleagues and clients alike often comment on the varied, topical and evolving nature of my field of expertise, IP law, as evidenced from my articles over the years
KISCH IP
In September 2014, Eight-Mile Style, the publisher of Eminem's "lose yourself" song filed legal proceedings against New Zealand's National party, claiming copyright infringement of Eminem's Grammy...
Fasken Martineau
After much conflicting decisions, the relationship between the Prescription Act, 1969 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995...
Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes
If an individual owns land exceeding that limit, the government will buy the surplus land and redistribute it.
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