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The shifting definition of security in the cryptocurrency era and the impact of the Insolvency Act

18 Sep 2023
BY Ayesha Khan

Although cryptocurrency may be an accepted form of currency in the future, creditors should remain sceptical of accepting cryptocurrency as security

Africa Business In Brief

issue 514 | 17 Sep 2023

issue 514

Rwanda: The Office of the Registrar General sets hard deadline for disclosing beneficial ownership information

14 Sep 2023
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

The deadline for important compliance requirements affecting all companies and registered business entities in Rwanda is looming.

 Long-awaited amendments to RICA published to address unconstitutional aspects

12 Sep 2023
BY Wilmari Strachan AND Naledi Ramoabi

Wilmari Strachan and Naledi Ramoabi discuss important amendments to RICA, following an order made by the Constitutional Court.

The importance of conducting software audits to avoid costly penalties

12 Sep 2023
BY Isaivan Naidoo AND Alexander Powell

Isaivan Naidoo and Alexander Powell take us through the importance of proactive and continuous self-audit review processes to assist companies in avoiding hefty penalties.

AI and cloud computing: A symbiotic relationship or a hostile collaboration

12 Sep 2023
BY Isaivan Naidoo , Kayla Casillo AND Alexander Powell

Cloud-based AI provides an opportunity to enhance a company's AI capabilities significantly, but there are some considerations to be taken into account, as Isaivan Naidoo, Kayla Casillo and Alexander Powell explain.

Constructive dismissal and mental health:  Employer rights

12 Sep 2023

This case serves as a reminder that the test for constructive dismissal is intolerability as opposed to incapacity.

TMT ENSight | issue 17

12 Sep 2023

Welcome to the 17th issue of ENSafrica's TMT ENSight, focusing on topics, news and analysis of novel and interesting developments in the technology, media and telecommunications space.

Africa Business In Brief

issue 513 | 10 Sep 2023

issue 513

AI, deepfakes and IP: seeing is not believing

05 Sep 2023
BY Waldo Steyn

As written about extensively, there are serious concerns about IP ownership and infringement. With deep fakes, the discussion has to extend beyond IP though, to the protection of personality rights and how those can be protected more robustly.

Nigeria: trade mark registrations v company and business name registrations

05 Sep 2023
BY Gaelyn Scott

In this article, we discuss a recent Nigerian court judgment that deals with a trade mark dispute: Sanofi S.A v Sanofi Integrated Services Ltd, Sanofi Nigeria Enterprises Limited, Sanofi Nigeria Enterprise, and Corporate Affairs Commission.

The importance of trade mark law in Twitter’s rebranding to X

05 Sep 2023
BY Dr. Bernard Dippenaar

In this article, we’ll discuss Elon Musk’s interesting decision to rebrand Twitter (which he purchased for a highly leveraged USD44-billion in October 2022), to X or X Corp.

Come on Barbie, let’s go (TM) party

05 Sep 2023
BY Delene Bertasso

We’ve had to wrap our heads around the fact that the title of one of the biggest movie of the year is the name of an uber famous doll called Barbie, and that the owner of that brand, the toy company Mattel, features heavily in the movie

Master of the High Court decision: set off overturned but liquidators permitted to disregard set off

05 Sep 2023
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Inathi Mpapa

Section 46 of the Insolvency Act outlines the rules regarding the treatment of set-offs when one of the parties involved in the set-off becomes insolvent or bankrupt.

The Climate Change Amendment Bill is now law

05 Sep 2023
BY Binti Shah , Nkatha Murungi Omondi AND Minna Mumma

The Climate Change (Amendment) Act is a welcome addition to the climate change laws in Kenya and will fill the gap that existed in terms of the regulation of carbon trading in Kenya.

webinar | FICA: what is a risk-based approach?

09 May 2023
BY Era Gunning AND Suad Jacobs
Our experts Era Gunning, Suad Jacobs, and Jimmy Helm share valuable insights on the newly added Accountable Institutions and the importance of implementing a Risk Management and Compliance Programme.

podcast | Business Law Focus | How far does the ESG Advice Duty go?

19 Apr 2023
BY Jessica Blumenthal AND Talia Cullinan
Join the conversation on ESG advice duty and the responsibility of businesses in building a sustainable future with expert panelists Jessica Blumenthal and Talia Cullinan on the latest episode of Business Law Focus.

webinar | Navigating cross-border tax disputes: challenges and solutions in Africa

13 Apr 2023
BY Peter Dachs , Andries Myburgh , Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo , Phillip Karugaba AND George Muthee
Join our tax experts for an insightful discussion on resolving tax disputes in African jurisdictions. Explore objection and appeal processes, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, court processes, and preferred resolution options.

webinar | law of employment: hiring and firing in Africa

05 Apr 2023
BY Brian Patterson , Audrey Johnson , Charles Visser , David A Asiedu , Eustache Ngoga , Rachel Musoke , Ray-wood Rukoro , Shrivan Dabee AND Faith Chebet
navigate the ever-changing landscape of remote work and economic uncertainty while building inclusive workspaces and minimising legal risks with our panel of experts across Africa.

webinar | mine health and safety: the latest ENSights

03 Apr 2023
BY Willem le Roux , Pieter Colyn , Celeste Coles AND Warren Hendricks
Gain valuable insights into the challenges facing the mining industry in the age of COVID-19 and the new TMM regulations with our expert MOHS panel.

ENSign podcast | navigating redundancy in Ghana

07 Mar 2023
BY David A Asiedu AND Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah
Discover the ins and outs of workplace redundancy with Amina Kaguah and David Asiedu on the ENSign podcast. Explore the necessary steps employers must take and how to lessen its impact for affected employees.

webinar | Budget Speech 2023: same old same old or some big surprises?

22 Feb 2023
BY Jenny Klein , Mansoor Parker AND Charles de Wet
Gain key insights and practical advice from our tax experts and acclaimed economist, Dr Iraj Abedian, as we analyze Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana's 2023 Budget Speech

podcast | Business Law Focus | what could lie ahead South Africa in the 2023 Budget Speech

21 Feb 2023
BY Charles de Wet
Tune in to Business Law Focus as host Evan Pickworth interviews Charles de Wet, about his predictions pertaining to the upcoming South African budget speech.

podcast | SA budget speech 2023 predictions with Charles de Wet

16 Feb 2023
BY Charles de Wet
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, is to deliver his budget speech on 22 February. What can South Africans expect in 2023 budget speech?

podcast | mining ENSights with Stefanie Busch

08 Feb 2023
BY Stefanie Busch
Our podcast features an informative discussion with expert insights from Stefanie Bush, on the exciting shift from traditional linear models to a more circular approach in the mining industry.

podcast | Business Law Focus | where to next for SA's mining sector?

06 Feb 2023
BY Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame AND Mihlali Sitefane
Explore the latest trends and insights on ESG in the mining industry, as we delve into the impact of ESG on moving the industry forward and the measures that can be taken by the industry to become more socially responsible and investor-friendly.

ESG: A Legal Perspective

02 Feb 2023
ENSafrica is at the forefront of addressing the evolving challenges faced by the mining industry. With deep industry knowledge of the current issues, our team is dedicated to helping clients navigate the rapidly changing environment.

ENSafrica webinar | | FICA 101

31 Jan 2023
BY Angela Itzikowitz , Era Gunning , Lindo Ntuli AND Amelia Warren
catch up on a valuable webinar on #FICA and its impact on your business! Learn from experts Era Gunning, Angela Itzikowitz, Lindo Ntuli and Amelia Warren on how to effectively manage FICA and minimize liability.

webinar | ENSafrica x Daily Maverick | Greylisting: The potential economic consequences of SA being “greylisted”

25 Nov 2022
The possibility of South Africa's greylisting poses a severe threat to the country's economic security, and while government has initiated some countermeasures, it begs the question: has enough been done to prevent the greylisting?

podcast | Business Law Focus | greylisting too close to call

16 Nov 2022
BY Steven Powell AND Era Gunning
In this episode of business law focus, Evan Pickworth speaks to ENSafrica's Steven Powell, Era Gunning and Amelia Warren about the threat posed by the potential greylisting of South Africa and the measures already taken to prevent this.