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14 November 2014
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has named Amy Eliason “The Write Candidate” as winner...
06 November 2014
The winners of the sixteenth annual Legal Journalist of the Year Awards were announced at a gala...

Opinion and Perspective

Nigeria Beyond 2015: Insights on Africa's Largest Economy
28 October 2014
Feedback from the panel discussion hosted by Webber Wentzel and africapractice in Johannesburg on 14 October 2014.
Guide to investing in Australia's mining sector
13 October 2014
Another Linklaters alliance partner, Allens, presents a guide to the regulatory issues facing foreign investors in Australia’s mining sector.
Presentation - Protecting Foreign Investments: The Scope of the Proposed Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, 2013
07 October 2014
Peter Leon, partner at Webber Wentzel, presented on Protecting Foreign Investments: The Scope of the Proposed Promotion and Protection of Investment...
A career in law - one step at a time
01 September 2014
According to Ziyanda Ntshona, a partner at Webber Wentzel, "It takes an enormous amount of effort and commitment to become a highly skilled...
Labour relations, economic stability and the rule of law - what can be done?
29 June 2014
Since the incidents at Marikana in August 2012 we have seen a substantial upsurge in labour unrest at our mines, particularly in the platinum...
Protecting South African poultry producers against the effects of injurious imports
29 June 2014
Trade between South Africa and the European Union (EU) is governed by the Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA), which provides for...
Presentation - Unconventional Gas in Southern Africa - Opportunities & Challenges for Investment
23 June 2014
John Smelcer, partner in our Oil & Gas Practice, presented on the Opportunities & Challenges for Investment, unconventional Gas in Southern Africa...
SIM swap fraud: No way out?
19 June 2014
In 2011, a little under a hundred cases of sim swap fraud were reported. Last year, this number swelled to just under one thousand; representing an...
Does the in duplum rule limit interest payable on a tax debt?
18 June 2014
The in duplum rule is a South African common law rule which originated in Roman law and provides that interest on a loan or debt will cease...
Accommodating cultural beliefs in the workplace
11 June 2014
A recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment may have opened the door to unpredictable and uncertain employment law jurisprudence that will fail...
Revised DTI Codes pave the way for new phase of B-BBEE
05 June 2014
On 11 October 2013 the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published the new Codes of Good Practice for the measurement of broad-based black...
Lessons on mineral beneficiation: the stick or the carrot?
02 June 2014
Having directly contributed to the establishment of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in the late 19th century, and today accounting for a third...
Employment equity amendment ACT, NO 47 OF 2013
30 May 2014
The Employment Equity Amendment Act, No 47 of 2013 (the Amendment Act) marks the very first of the amendments to the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of...
The Infrastructure Development Bill - under renovation
28 May 2014
On 28 January 2014, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that changes had been made to the contentious Infrastructure Development...
Old order rights: Cease to exist? Revert to the state? Vanish into thin air?
23 May 2014
Our courts have recently had to grapple with the concept of what happens to old order rights once they 'cease to exist' when the holders of such...
"Strictly come paying"
19 May 2014
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently confirmed the law pertaining to a guarantor's liability in the case of Coface South Africa Insurance Co...
Misdescription of plaintiff: a misnomer or the introduction of a new party to the action?
15 May 2014
In accordance with Section 15(1) of the Prescription Act 68 of 1969 (the Act), the running of prescription shall be interrupted by the service on the...
Planning with Purpose
08 May 2014
“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett
Cartel Members Liable for Passive Participation
08 May 2014
The Competition Appeal Court (CAC) recently delivered a judgment which gives direction on the approach of competition authorities towards members of...
Zero Tolerance: Intoxication in the Workplace - A Cocktail to Avoid
08 May 2014
In Optimum Coal Mine (Pty) v Patrick Makoea and two Others (LC) JR727/2012 of 10-10-2013, a recent unreported judgment of the Labour Court, Fourie AJ...