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9 October 2015
Legal Briefs
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05 Oct 2015
The timely demise of criminal defamation law
Webber Wentzel: Musings on Media
Two weeks ago, I presented at a workshop organized by the African National Congress (ANC) on criminal defamation – how it differs from civil defamation, some recent developments across Africa, and...
30 Sep 2015
Bitcoin – A New Kind of Money
Technology experts have compared Bitcoin to the Mona Lisa, calling it a masterpiece of technology. Bitcoin is undoubtedly the wild west of finance where huge amounts of wealth can be created and...
28 Sep 2015
The Protection of Personal Information Act - The upcoming compliance battle
You may be aware that the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPI) was signed into law on 19 November 2013. While certain sections of POPI came into force on 11 April 2014,...
25 Sep 2015
Webber Wentzel shines at the 2015 Pro Bono Awards
Webber Wentzel
Webber Wentzel excelled at the 2015 Pro Bono Awards. This annual event commenced in 2014 and celebrates the valuable role played by legal practitioners in providing pro bono legal services for the...
10 Sep 2015
Tribunal considers predatory pricing complaint against Media 24
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On 8 September 2015, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) found that Media 24 has engaged in an exclusionary act in contravention of the abuse of dominance provisions of the Competition Act 89 of...
03 Sep 2015
Webber Wentzel appoints new partner in Employment Practice
Webber Wentzel
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has appointed Claire Gaul as a partner in its Employment Practice in Cape Town. Gaul is an expert on employment law (including individual and...
02 Sep 2015
Amendments to prescribed information to be provided by parties to a transaction in terms of the Financial Markets Act
The Registrar of Securities Services (Registrar) has published a draft notice (Draft Notice) prescribing a new form for the reporting requirements as contemplated in section 25(1) of the Financial...
20 Aug 2015
Copyright Amendment Bill
On 27 July 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published the Copyright Amendment Bill for public comment (Bill). The Bill proposes substantial changes to the Copyright Act of 1978...
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