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Think Different? Sorry, but the “use it or lose it” rule applies to you too

05 Jul 2022
BY Delene Bertasso
We frequently discuss the requirement that trade mark owners must use their registered trade marks. We do this because the consequences of failing to adhere to the so-called “use it or lose it” rule …

COFI will expand the regulatory net for lenders

07 Jun 2022
BY Jessica Blumenthal, Talia Cullinan
All financial institutions, even those currently regulated, will need to grapple with whether COFI requires “business as usual”, or if it warrants a substantive re-think of how things are done.

Can Registrars grant default judgments in terms of the National Credit Act?

12 Apr 2022
BY Shenaaz Munga, Aslam Moosajee
Financial institutions will be breathing a sigh of relief after a High Court decision on whether a Registrar is entitled to grant a default judgment in NCA-related matters.

Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 27 Mar 2022
issue 441Africa Cellulant, UBA to expand payments in 19 African countries - Cellulant, UBA to expand payments in 19 African countries East / Central Africa KCB triples dividend after profit jump, ta…

High Court sets aside B-BBEE Commission’s adverse findings: Is it time to rethink your owner-driver scheme?

15 Mar 2022
BY Sanjay Kassen, Parusha Desai Valodia, Zoë Wein
All companies should assess their existing owner-driver schemes to ensure that it achieves the intended B-BBEE objectives in compliance with the B-BBEE legislation.

Post-termination confidentiality restrictions: are they worth anything?

15 Feb 2022
BY Henry Rossouw
The SA Labour Appeal Court has confirmed that post-termination confidentiality and non-disclosure restrictions are still a valuable tool for employers.

Transfer pricing, thin capitalisation and intra-group finance arrangements – SARS issues promised guidance in the form of draft interpretation note

15 Feb 2022
BY Jens Brodbeck, Scott Salusbury
SARS has published for comment a new draft Interpretation Note which broadly follows the guidance in Chapter X of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations.

10 things to consider as a tourist or tourism provider in Ghana

08 Feb 2022
BY Amina Abugdanpoka Kaguah
While the expansion of the tourism industry presents a great opportunity for individuals and businesses in Ghana, there are some legal considerations for both residents and non-residents to be aware …

ESG Objectives |The European Parliament gets serious about obligatory supply chain due diligence investigations

07 Dec 2021
BY Koos Pretorius, James Brand, Mansoor Parker
EU Resolution have far-reaching implications for suppliers of goods and products in countries outside of the EU that sell products or provide services within the EU.

Zero Tolerance Disciplinary Offences

employment | 24 Nov 2021
BY Jayson Kent, Bonolo Mafa
The application of zero tolerance policies has become something that employers, particularly in work environments that require the utmost safety compliance, use to ensure that safety standards are ad…

Trade mark stats: not as boring as you might think

IP | 30 Jul 2021
BY Rowan Forster
The analytics company Clarivate recently published some trade mark filing statistics that tell us quite a bit.

South Africa (industries outside mining): Invitation of Public Comments on Draft Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2021 (for applicable workplaces that fall within the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993)

27 Jul 2021
BY Tyla Foster, Gerhardt Ehlers, Juanita Broom, Celeste Coles, Willem le Roux, Pieter Colyn, Warren Hendricks
On 9 July 2021, Notice No. 606 was published in Government Gazette No. 44822, inviting the public submit comments on the Draft Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2021

Best steer clear of Aunty Helen

05 Jul 2021
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy
You might think that “Aunty Helen” is a perfectly good trade mark. After all, it could work with a variety of goods and services – tea, biscuits, rusks, knitwear, nursery schools, counselling service…

21-day deadline to comply with new vaccination guidelines

15 Jun 2021
BY Lauren Salt
Employers are encouraged to conduct their risk assessments within the 21-day deadline and, where applicable, prepare their vaccination plan.

10 things to know about the Draft Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Policy 2021

15 Jun 2021
BY Mihlali Sitefane
The draft policy aims to foster a formalised and sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining industry in South Africa.