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14 April 2014
The President of South Africa proclaimed that certain sections of the Protection of Personal...
08 April 2014
Who’s Who Legal has once again named Webber Wentzel as the Law Firm of the Year in South Africa....
08 April 2014
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has appointed Marguerite Davis as a partner in its...

Opinion and Perspective

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...
Presentation - Where is the South African mining industry headed? - March 2014
06 March 2014
Partner and head of Africa Mining & Energy Projects, Peter Leon presented "Where is the South African mining industry headed?" at the Canada-Southern...
A legal tie between social ethics & laissez faire economics
20 February 2014
BR Ambedkar, an Indian jurist and anthropologist, once said: "History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with...
David Lancaster interviewed by The Report
20 February 2014
David Lancaster, Senior Partner at Webber Wentzel, was recently interviewed by Oxford Business Group's The Report.
Dominance - Global Competition Review
15 January 2014
Desmond Rudman and Robert Wilson, both partners in our Competition Practice, wrote the South African chapter for Global Competition Review's...
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Cartels & Leniency 2014
15 January 2014
Nkonzo Hlatshwayo and Shawn van der Meulen, both Partners at Webber Wentzel, recently contributed the South African chapter to The International...
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control 2014
28 November 2013
Daryl Dingley and Lesley Morphet, both Partners at Webber Wentzel, recently contributed the South African chapter to The International Comparative...
Awarding mineral rights under the MPRDA Amendment Bill: moving towards a competition model?
22 November 2013
South Africa's drop in the Fraser Institute's rankings to 64 out of the 96 jurisdictions assessed in 2012/2013, illustrates the adverse effects that...
The danger of not implementing safety mechanisms in mines
22 November 2013
The recent judgment of the New Zealand District Court at Greymouth in The Department of Labour (the informant) versus Pike River Coal Limited ...
The Road Accident Fund revisited
22 November 2013
In South Africa, the system of road accident fund compensation is an integral part of the country’s social security programs. In a nutshell, the...
Presentation - Empowering Africa Seminar - November 2013
13 November 2013
Peter Leon partner in our Africa Mining & Energy Projects Practice, presented on the Indigenisation in Africa at the Empowering Africa Seminar held...
When does satire amount to hate speech?
12 November 2013
‘‘Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive’’ (1 Corinthians 10:23)....
Developing an investor friendly mineral regulatory regime: What can South Africa learn from international best practice?
29 October 2013
Peter Leon, partner at Webber Wentzel discusses "Developing an investor friendly mineral regulatory regime: What can South Africa learn from...
Challenges for the South African mining industry a year after Marikana
21 October 2013
"Challenges for the South African mining industry a year after Marikana" remarks by Peter Leon, partner and Head of our Africa Mining & Energy...
Clarity Regarding Multiple Layers of Insurance
30 September 2013
A recent case heard in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom provides clarity regarding multiple layers of insurance.

The decision - in...
Prescription and Actions under the Insolvency Act
30 September 2013
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently provided clarification on prescription, specifically with regard to actions brought under Section 156 of...
Fraudulently Induced Contracts and Arbitration Clauses
30 September 2013
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently provided clarity concerning arbitration clauses found in contracts which have been entered into...
Mistakes Are Not Always Negligent
30 September 2013
In Buthelezi v Ndaba 575/2012 [2013] ZASCA 72, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) finally refused to draw an inference of negligence in a...
Fraudulently Induced Contracts and Arbitration Clauses
30 September 2013
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently provided clarity concerning arbitration clauses found in contracts which have been entered into...