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About Nicolene Schoeman Louw

Attorney of the High Court RSA, Cape Law Society (member no. 13546), Notary Public, Conveyancer and B-B BEE Consultant   |   LLB cum laude (UFS) LLM commercial law/ B-B BEE (UFS)   |   Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning: CFP (US-2013)
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Testamentary Trusts

Two Cape Town-based female-owned law firms, SchoemanLaw Inc and Graham Prinsloo Inc announces merger

The announcement follows a long-standing pre-existing collaboration between the two empowerment focused, successful female-owned (and managed) law firms.   For me, this is a dream come true. We are all driven by the core values of honesty, integrity and hard work. We also believe that we need to do our part to create and sustain […]

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The ICT BBBEE Code – What you need to know!

Introduction The Minister of Trade and Industry gazetted the Information and Communication Technology’s (“ICT”) Sector Code for black economic empowerment (“BEE”) in terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) Act 53 of 2003 as amended, on 6 June 2012. At  this stage, this ICT Sector Code (“Code”) is legally binding on entities in the […]

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BBBEE Compliance in Multinationals

Introduction In April 2015, the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“Generic BBBEE Codes” or “Codes”) Codes came into operation (“new codes”) thereby replacing the existing BBBEE Codes of Good Practice (“old codes”). Since the change, compliance has become particularly challenging for most local operations. Even more so, in the case of foreign operations, who have […]

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Preventing the Destruction of Evidence

Introduction Evidence is a crucial element in all areas of the law, more specifically in civil litigation and/or criminal cases. Evidence is important as it will indicate to the Court that the facts are in your favour and that you have a strong case. But what can you do if the evidence you require is […]

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legalisation, authentication and apostillisation

Difference between Legalisation, Authentication and Apostillisation

Introduction When traveling or emigrating to a country abroad, one would at some point in time come across requirements provided by legalisation, authentication and/or apostillisation and which requirements need to be complied with. But what is the difference between the three?  This article will explain the difference when public documents from South Africa are used […]

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