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30 September 2014
All the latest news from the competition practice group.
10 September 2014
Webber Wentzel has been awarded a Level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)...
10 September 2014

Opinion and Perspective

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...
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...
Close Corporation Deregistration Untangled
08 May 2014
Confusion regarding the deregistration dates of close corporations (CC) has caused challenges for members of CCs. While such uncertainty has been...
FlySafair’s take-off strategy grounded
08 May 2014
The North Gauteng High Court (the Court) recently granted an interim interdict preventing a new low-cost airline, FlySafair, from launching. The...
Affirm Marketing (Pty) Ltd and others v IF Umbrella Pension Fund and others [2013] JOL 30747 (PFA)
01 May 2014
In a recent decision by the Tribunal of the Pension Funds Adjudicator (the Tribunal) the trustees of a pension fund were held jointly and severally...
Public health services: Pre- and post-NHI
02 April 2014
The South African health care system, underpinned by the Constitutional right of access to health care services, is two-tiered and demonstrably...
Director liability under the spotlight
19 March 2014
In an unprecedented judgment written last week in the case of (i)Tlotlisa Securities (Pty) Ltd v Foveros Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Michael...