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Clyde & Co
On 3 July 2018, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority published a joint communication ...
KISCH IP
The South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978 ("the Act") does not define "inventor" per se, although it is generally understood to refer to a natural person who conceives of something novel
KISCH IP
Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world with countries with natural resources that supports industries such as mining, oil and gas, and agriculture...
KISCH IP
Section 2 of the South African Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the "Act") states that computer programs are eligible for copyright protection in South Africa.
ENSafrica
The Draft 2018 Mining Charter does not deal with a holder who had already achieved 30% empowerment or more but has since dropped to below 26%.
ENSafrica
The report was produced by the company Brand Finance and mentions that over the past year, the value of South African brands grew by an impressive 8% to ZAR426-billion.
ENSafrica
This is an effective manner of providing protection for international brands which are yet to enter the Namibian market.
ENSafrica
It has been long-established by the classic fundamental principles of corporate law that companies are separate and distinct persons from their shareholders, directors and officers.
ENSafrica
Monopolies should not and are not granted lightly.
ENSafrica
Welcome to the world of unconventional trade marks – smell, colours, shapes, sounds, tastes, gestures, moving logos and more.
ENSafrica
The designated areas for restriction are depicted in a diagram attached to the notice, which depicts all of South Africa's onshore and offshore petroleum acreage.
Dentons
During his maiden State of the Nation address, South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, stated that the implementation of a land redistribution programme involving expropriation without compensation is on the ruling party's agenda.
Clyde & Co
The Prudential Standards for the Insurance Act have been published consequent to the Commencement Notice of the Insurance Act being gazetted.
Dentons
The South African National Treasury has published proposals for a carbon offset scheme.
Fasken
The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal involved the unauthorised collection of personally identifiable information of up to 87 million Facebook users.
Clyde & Co
On 21 June 2018 Kuben Naidoo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Authority, published a communication which confirms that the Insurance Act, 2017 will take effect on 1 July 2018...
Fasken
The Competition Act (‘Act') is first and foremost national in its focus. This is clear from its objects set out in the Act's Preamble and Purpose.
ENSafrica
In The Car Company Ltd (in Liquidation) v. The Mauritius Revenue Authority, the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court ruled that the amount of taxes due under the Value Added Tax Act and the Income Tax Act ..
ENSafrica
Section 9D of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the "Act") is aimed at South African residents who directly or indirectly hold more than 50% of the total participation (broadly speaking shares) or voting rights in a foreign company.
ENSafrica
With intellectual property ("IP"), the focus is often on protection (generally in the form of registration) and enforcement, which often takes the form of an infringement action.
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Clyde & Co
According to the Ornico Social Media Landscape in South Africa for 2018, there are approximately 16 million Facebook users, 8 million Twitter users, 6.1 million LinkedIn users ...
Dentons
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) is a statutory body created for the purposes of addressing employment law disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Thipa Denenga
When a party institutes legal action against another party, the plaintiff is entitled to claim interest over and above the capital amount.
Fasken
In recent times, and in keeping with the global mood, our courts have significantly tightened the noose on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Thipa Denenga
Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956 governs the payment of pension benefits upon the death of a member.
ENSafrica
Many countries have become more focused on combating tax avoidance.
ENSafrica
The income tax treaty between the Comoros Islands and the United Arab Emirates, signed on 26 March 2015, entered into force on 2 January 2018 and generally applies from 1 January 2019.
KISCH IP
Businesses operating in South Africa are currently facing the imminent implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI);...
ENSafrica
Section 9D of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the "Act") is aimed at South African residents who directly or indirectly hold more than 50% of the total participation (broadly speaking shares) or voting rights in a foreign company.
ENSafrica
In The Car Company Ltd (in Liquidation) v. The Mauritius Revenue Authority, the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court ruled that the amount of taxes due under the Value Added Tax Act and the Income Tax Act ..
ENSafrica
Blockchain is very much in the news these days, most often in the context of Bitcoin. But people are also talking about blockchain in the context of brands and trade marks.
Clyde & Co
On 17 January 2018, the President of the Republic of South Africa signed the Insurance Bill into law.
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