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Chambers Global Practice Guide | Corporate M&A 2024 | South Africa

16 Jul 2024

We break down the the latest legal information on corporate M&A in South Africa
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Death of the customer’s paper: Is the customer's contract paper still relevant in the era of vendor standard terms?

16 Jul 2024
BY Ridwaan Boda AND Priyanka Raath

In the evolving IT procurement landscape, vendors increasingly insist on their "standard terms" as the agreement baseline. This trend prompts a key question: Is the customer's contract paper still relevant?
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 554 | 14 Jul 2024

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Navigating Transfer Pricing challenges in the mining sector

09 Jul 2024
BY Robyn Kantor

The mining sector's dynamic environment and unique operational challenges lead to specific transfer pricing issues in profit allocation among multinational enterprises involved in exploration, extraction, processing, and sale of mineral resources.
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Amendments published to the VAT Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) Regulations

09 Jul 2024
BY Annelie Giles

The VAT Domestic Reverse Charge Regulations on Valuable Metal were recently amended, applying retroactively from 1 January 2024 without transitional rules.
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To redact or not to redact, that is the question.

09 Jul 2024
BY Arnaaz Camay AND Nqobile Sithole

Section 46 of the Tax Administration Act allows SARS to request relevant material from taxpayers, but its authority was recently scrutinised by the Western Cape High Court in Commissioner for SARS v J Company.
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Key 2024/2025 tax amendments for investors in Uganda

09 Jul 2024
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Renata Nyakairu

Uganda’s 2024/25 budget, presented on 13 June 2024, proposes UGX72.1 trillion in expenditure with a focus on economic growth in oil production, exports, and foreign investment, and includes potential tax law amendments pending presidential assent.
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Africa Tax in Brief

09 Jul 2024
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax news and developments across Africa
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Navigating the Municipal utility maze: How dispute resolution mechanisms impact municipal service disconnections

09 Jul 2024
BY Wandile Ndabambi AND Michelle Casey

Despite increased use of solar energy and borehole water, some consumers face unchanged or higher municipal water and electricity charges based on estimated consumption, leading them to lodge disputes with their municipalities.
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Submitting Beneficial Ownership/Beneficial Interest Information: Recent developments and a step-by-step guide for companies to follow

09 Jul 2024
BY Madison Liebmann , Matthew Morrison , Daniel Torr AND Sinovuyo Damane

The CIPC has announced that, effective 1 July 2024, it will strictly enforce the filing of Beneficial Ownership Declarations alongside annual returns.
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Tax in Brief

09 Jul 2024

Issue 125 of ENS' tax in brief, a snapshot of the latest tax developments in South Africa.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 553 | 07 Jul 2024

issue 553
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The PA and FSCA publish draft joint standard for market infrastructures

05 Jul 2024
BY Matthew Morrison AND Sinovuyo Damane

The FSCA and PA have proposed a draft joint standard for market infrastructure recovery plans to ensure resilience during stress scenarios and maintain critical functions without resorting to resolution powers. Open for public comment until 18 July.
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The power of a court to set aside settlement agreements

02 Jul 2024
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Zameer Omar

In the case of Ubisi and Another v Road Accident Fund, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“the SCA”) reiterated the well-established principle that courts have limited powers to set aside settlement agreements.
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SCA rules that attorneys cannot interdict clients from terminating their mandate

02 Jul 2024
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Zameer Omar

In the case of Pitso and Others v Chabeli Molatoli Attorneys Incorporated, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“the SCA”) held that attorneys cannot interdict their clients from terminating their mandate.
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Tax audit pitfalls to avoid in Ghana (Episode 2)

14 Jun 2024
BY Cletus Danliar Banseh AND David A Asiedu
In our latest ENSign podcast, David A. Asiedu and Cletus Banseh from Ghana continue the Tax audit series. Listen as they discuss pitfalls to avoid after receiving a final tax assessment.

PPPs in Southern Africa: Closing the financing gap for infrastructure development.

13 Jun 2024
Africa faces an annual infrastructure financing gap of USD68-108 billion according to the African Development Bank, leading countries to seek private investment. Watch our webinar to hear our experts discuss PPP laws and policy frameworks in Africa.
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Tax Masterclass: Mergers and Acquisitions (Part one)

07 Jun 2024
BY Kristel van Rensburg , Ntebaleng Sekabate AND Mmangaliso Nzimande
Our tax masterclass continues, watch as our tax experts discuss the planning and structuring of transactions, including the Term Sheet and considerations relevant to a share/asset deal, due diligence and structuring and funding.
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ENSign - Sensitive Terminations in Ghana

03 Jun 2024
BY David A Asiedu AND Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah
Managing sensitive terminations involves handling the departure of key employees, such as a CEO or an HR director. Join David A. Asiedu and Amina Kaguah from Ghana as they discuss the legal and practical aspects of these types of terminations.

Overcoming hurdles in the “S” of ESG: A Blueprint for African Mining Corporates

30 May 2024
Watch our webinar featuring a panel of experts, in a discussion about how companies can navigate the "Social" aspects in ESG, the benefits of actively informing and involving key stakeholders.
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2024 Junior Mining Indaba and the MPRDA's 20th Anniversary year round up

16 May 2024
BY Zinzi Lawrence AND Dorencia Pillay
Listen to Dorencia Pillay and Zinzi Lawrence reflecting on last year's Junior Indaba and looking ahead to this year's event, including insights on the 20th anniversary of the MPRDA in South Africa.
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ENSign | Safeguarding your business with forensics in Ghana

14 May 2024
BY Steven Powell , David A Asiedu AND Joseph Konadu
Join us on our latest podcast collaboration featuring our top legal minds from Ghana and South Africa as we dive into the world of forensic investigation.

Ensuring Continuity The Fate of Workers in Africa's Business Transfers

13 May 2024
BY Brian Patterson , Alex Ferreira , Charles Visser , Eustache Ngoga , Joe Mothibi , Nana Yaa Ahmed , Tracy Kakongi , Emmanuel Sauzier AND Jimmy Simiyu
Explore the nuances of employee rights during business transitions with our diverse panel of African Employment practitioners. Gain insights from experts across the continent on navigating local laws, international standards, and union involvement.
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Weeding out insights from the LACs latest judgment

13 May 2024
BY Audrey Johnson , Balindile Shezi AND Peter le Roux
Explore the LAC's groundbreaking ruling on workplace drug testing. Our experts dissect its impact on testing protocols and employment law in South Africa.
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Tax Masterclass | VAT – BGR 16, issue 3: a revised standard apportionment method

25 Apr 2024
BY Annelie Giles , Jo-Paula Roman , Seelan Moonsamy , Charles de Wet , Riëtte Lombard AND Anjé Albertyn
We discuss important developments in South Africa’s approach to apportionment and explore the practical implications of the items excluded from the standard turnover formula
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ENSign Podcast: navigating injunctions in Ghana

16 Apr 2024
BY David Adu-Tutu Jr AND David A Asiedu
In the latest ENSign podcast, the team from Ghana discusses injunctions in litigation and break down what they really are.

Investing in Africa | Africa's data protection landscape: Legislation, enforcement, and best practices

04 Apr 2024
BY Celia Becker , Era Gunning , Patricia Jane Mumuni , Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo AND Ayesha Rambajun
Experience the pulse of Africa's data protection revolution in the legal realm. Dig deep into legal nuances, compliance strategies, and breach repercussions with our experts from South Africa, Mauritius, Ghana, and Uganda in our engaging webinar.
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Business Law Focus | SA Mining in the spotlight

19 Mar 2024
BY Otsile Matlou AND Ntsiki Adonisi
Exploring the impact of the MPRDA in South African mining, Ntsiki Adonisi and Otsile Matlou recently joined Business Law Focus for an insightful discussion on its goals, successes, and challenges spanning the past two decades.
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Webinar | Budget Speech 2024 | Restoring Trust

22 Feb 2024
BY Jenny Klein , Mansoor Parker AND Charles de Wet
Can South Africa's Budget Speech navigate SA's economic storm? Watch our expert panel dissect its promises and potential impact now on businesses and the nation.
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Green Bonds - What you need to know

08 Feb 2024
BY Jordan Maze
Embracing innovative financial instruments, such as green bonds, is pivotal to the mining industry achieving its ESG goals. Jordan Maze explores the how, what, and why of greenbonds, a key element of transitionfinance.
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