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Key considerations and compliance challenges as South Africa nears implementation of groundbreaking "Failure to Prevent Corrupt Activities Offence"

21 Nov 2023
BY Steven Powell , Adrian Roux AND Timon Prins

The imminent introduction of the "Failure to Prevent Corruption Offence" in South Africa requires careful consideration, read on to learn more about its potential impact
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 523 | 19 Nov 2023

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Supreme Court of Kenya judgment: Due diligence crucial on potential property investments

14 Nov 2023
BY Nigel Shaw , Brenda Matu AND Azizah Timimi

In the recent case of Torino Enterprises Limited v Attorney General (Petition 5 (E006) of 2022), the Supreme Court (“court”) issued a judgment which could impact land acquisition procedures in Kenya.
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Workplace safety: Is it a disciplinary offence to come to work while sick?

14 Nov 2023
BY Jessie Gertzen AND Tshepo Mofokeng

In DHL Supply Chain (Pty) Ltd v Sauls F N.O. and Others, the Labour Court upheld the fair dismissal of an employee who knowingly endangered others during COVID-19, justifying dismissal due to deliberate risk
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Kenya’s Privatisation Bill 2023 is now law

14 Nov 2023
BY Mahesh Acharya , Meshack Mboya , Minna Mumma AND Wesley Omondi

Kenya's new Privatisation Bill 2023, effective from October 27, restructures the privatisation framework. Read more to find out about key changes.
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Exploring the risks of Large Language Models in business operations

14 Nov 2023
BY Ridwaan Boda AND Alexander Powell

Whilst Large Language Models like ChatGPT have soared in popularity in 2023, so to has the risk of hacking. Companies must implement oversight and cybersecurity measures to mitigate these risks.
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Cosmetic skins in video games: player and brand rights

14 Nov 2023
BY Kayla Casillo AND Alexander Powell

Gaming platforms vary in refund policies for digital cosmetic items, users should scrutinize agreements for rights and liabilities, e-sports, cosmetic items, downloadable content, call of duty
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Artificial Intelligence and surveillance

14 Nov 2023
BY Isaivan Naidoo AND Alexander Powell

AI-synthesised deepfakes raises concerns for identity theft and misinformation. Mitigation involves minimising digital footprints, updating passwords, using webcam privacy tools, and being very cautious online.
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TMT ENSight | issue 19

14 Nov 2023

Welcome to the 19th issue of ENS' TMT ENSight, focusing on topics, news and analysis of novel and interesting developments in the technology, media and telecommunications space.
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Tax in Brief | Issue 112

14 Nov 2023

Tax in Brief | Issue 112
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The role of internal investigations in combatting fraud

13 Nov 2023
BY Candace Lategan

International Fraud Week is an opportunity to highlight risk mitigation strategies, this article takes a look at the importance of internal corporate investigations and their role in ethical conduct
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 522 | 12 Nov 2023

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The launch of the Voluntary Carbon Market in South Africa

09 Nov 2023
BY James Brand , Jessica Blumenthal , Len Vorster , Mansoor Parker , Binti Shah , Jordan Maze AND Dorencia Pillay

Voluntary carbon markets, VCMs. carbon credits, mandatory compliance markets, RECs, Xpansiv, decarbonisation, VCMI, greenwashing, JSE,
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Navigating South Africa's new Beneficial Ownership Requirements: A guide for trusts

07 Nov 2023
BY Leonard Bilchitz AND Tevin Ramalu

Trustees must now maintain beneficial ownership records for trusts to enhance transparency, with penalties for non-compliance.
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Navigating South Africa's new Beneficial Ownership Requirements: A guide for companies

07 Nov 2023
BY Leonard Bilchitz AND Tevin Ramalu

Companies must maintain a register for individuals with 5%+ ownership, with penalties for non-compliance under the Companies Act. Some exemptions apply, notably for listed companies.
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