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The revised Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 ("PPPFA Regulations 2017") issued in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, came into effect on 1 April 2017.
KISCH IP
It is our understanding that the above amendments only apply to applications filed after 1 January 2017.
ENSafrica
Interestingly, the B-BBEE Commission acknowledges that the Codes, as currently drafted, do not provide for such limitations in claiming any enhanced recognitions status.
ENSafrica
It also envisages the holding of public hearings as part of its public consultative process.
ENSafrica
South African law treats sexual harassment as a serious form of misconduct that infringes upon a person's dignity and other fundamental rights.
ENSafrica
The 2017 Budget Review contains two important statements in this context.
ENSafrica
The circumstances in which the use of equipment, electronic communications facilities and radio apparatus do not require type approval.
ENSafrica
The recent South African Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") decision of Herbal Zone v Infitech Technologies doesn't contain ground-breaking law.
ENSafrica
In the 2017 South African Budget Review, specific statements were made from a tax and exchange control perspective in relation to fund managers.
ENSafrica
An employer has the duty to provide employees with safe working conditions, as far as is reasonably practicable.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
Capital gains tax is imposed on any amount that a taxpayer becomes entitled to as a result of a disposal of an asset, whether this amount has been received in cash or not.
Dentons
South Africa is one of the few countries in the world that have passed laws regulating the operation of drones in the civil aviation airspace.
Dentons
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is an official forum between the People's Republic of China and the states in Africa. FOCAC holds a Ministerial conference every three years and holds a Summit every nine years.
Clyde & Co
Data security and cyber breaches are becoming an almost daily occurrence, as is widely reflected in increased publicity and media reports, which also demonstrate that data breaches are growing both in frequency and scope each year.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
BPR268 deals with the tax implications of an arrangement that is aimed at correcting previous errors by a taxpayer.
KISCH IP
Of recent, KISCH IP has tasted tremendous success in the Supreme Court of Appeal.
KISCH IP
Each country is governed by its own laws regarding Intellectual Property, including trade mark registrations.
KISCH IP
25 May 2016 is celebrated as AFRICA DAY and marks the formation of the African Union, which is extra special this year with the body marking its golden jubilee.
KISCH IP
Any person who has experienced the administrative burden of seeking trade mark protection in multiple countries will welcome the possibility of filing one single trade mark application...
KISCH IP
Those with an interest in intellectual property will be aware of the recent disagreement in the US courts between the representatives of Marilyn Monroe's estate and the alleged unauthorised use...
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Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
A number of tax rate increases were announced in the 2017 Budget Review on 22 February 2017. These may impact directly on investment yields and re-investment base of investors.
Shepstone & Wylie
The Act has brought about fundamental changes in the manner in which shareholder resolutions are passed.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
The increase in the dividends tax upon distribution of company profits to 20% may however impact on business structures that rely heavily on dividend flows.
ENSafrica
The 2017 South African Budget Review, published on 22 February 2017, contained several statements that may be of interest to pension funds, their investment managers and administrators.
Field Fisher
Africa is an ever-increasing source of growth for international businesses.
ENSafrica
There's a lot of interesting copyright in the recent South African judgment of South African Broadcasting Corporation v Via Vollenhoven & Appollis Independent CC and others.
ENSafrica
In addition to registering their trade marks with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ("CIPC"), brand owners should ensure that their trade marks are protected online.
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
A number of amendments made at the end of 2016 take effect from 1 March 2017. This includes amendments relating to PAYE.
ENSafrica
The 2017 South African budget review was published on 22 February 2017, and made several comments that will have an impact on cross-border IP transactions.
The Sovereign Group
The SVDP application period opened on 1 October 2016 and will close on 31 August 2017.
Jones Day
The Protocol permits foreign investors to initiate binding international arbitration proceedings directly against member states, which may result in enforceable damages awards.
Clyde & Co
The International Arbitration Bill (the Bill), which was gazetted on 28 April 2016, will shortly be introduced into Parliament.
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