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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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Competition Amendment Act

Key Changes introduced by The Competition Amendment Act

On 13 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 into law. The commencement date has yet to be published in the Government Gazette. In South Africa, economic concentration results in fewer opportunities for SME’s and black entrepreneurs. These amendments aim to empower the competition authorities and government to create new […]

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Key proposed amendments to the Companies Act

The South African Companies Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) was published on 21 September 2018. This marks the first amendments to the Companies Act No 71 of 2008 (“Companies Act”), since it came into effect. Some of the proposed amendments will soften difficult regulatory requirements and strengthen checks and balances. 1.    Amendments to Memorandum of Incorporation […]

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Commercial Court

Commercial Court re-established to speed up litigation

Recently the office of the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court division of South Africa released a Commercial Court Practice Directive which comes into effect immediately, creating a specialised Commercial Court administered as part of the High Court. The purpose of the Commercial Court is to promote the efficient conduct of litigation in the […]

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New Labour Laws Amendment Bill

South Africa has faced many challenges when it comes to Labour Law.  However, this changed when the new Labour Laws Amendment Bill was signed into legislation on 23 November 2018.  The breakthrough includes major amendments relating to parental leave and the minimum wage. Parental leave is now granted when a father’s child is born but, […]

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