Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Creeping expropriation of mining investments: An African perspective

19th November 2009 Indirect or creeping expropriation in international investment law is the incremental encroachment of an investor's ownership rights by a host... 

The legal nature of the CCMA Certificate of Outcome 

11th November 2009 The matter of Strautman v Silver Meadows Trading 99 CC (Pty) Ltd t/a Mugg and Bean Suncoast and Others1 dealt with the legal nature of a... 

Business rescue and employees' rights 

11th November 2009 The Companies Act, 2008 ("Act") extends certain protection to employees in business rescue circumstances. Business rescue refers to any proceedings... 

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Protection of Personal Information Bill  

21st October 2009 The Protection of Personal Information Bill, 2009 (the "Bill") was tabled in Parliament on 25 August 2009. Public hearings are taking place this week. 

Act seeks equitable disclosure of information on share offers under the microscope 

13th October 2009 In the previous two columns we considered the conceptual frameworks applicable to the public offer of securities. In the first column, we looked at... 

Balancing investor certainty and SA’s legitimate interests

28th September 2009 It is not often that a South African government department admits it did not know what it was doing. Yet that is what the Department of Trade and... 

Companies Act sets framework for public offers

28th September 2009 Last time we looked at the conceptual framework typically applicable to public share offers. In this column, we look specifically at the conceptual... 

Presume openness, not secrecy

11th September 2009 Once the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) decided to have a formal hearing into the complaints against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe,... 

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