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Copyright Amendment Bill

Key Changes introduced by the Copyright Amendment Bill

On Thursday 28 March 2019, The National Council of Provinces voted to pass the Copyright Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) and the President must now sign it into law. The commencement date has yet to be published in the Government Gazette. According to the Spokesperson for the Coalition for Effective Copyright in South Africa, Collen Dlamini, […]

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Blockchain: The Future of Contracting and its Legal Enforcement

According to the Gartner 2018 State of the Legal Function Survey, 43% of the companies surveyed expected to increase their expenditure on Legal IT Systems or Software by 10% or more over the following three years. This next step in business technology has been taken seriously by some bigger companies with recent developments occurring to […]

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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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