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22 December 2014
Legal Briefs
 
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11 Dec 2014
 
 
Green skeletons: Corporate social pesponsibility advances
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The term “corporate governance”, and possibly the term “corporate social responsibility”, is bandied about in commercial circles with an air of confidence that is most beguiling. Whilst the King...
 
 
10 Dec 2014
 
The anti-ad billboard: A new dawn for consumer activism
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
If you Google “consumer activism SA” you will not find many examples, other than complaints on sites like hellopeter.com. This is not surprising, as South African consumers are notoriously...
 
 
09 Dec 2014
 
Comesa merger assessment guidelines: What you need to know
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The COMESA Competition Regulations (“Regulations”) came into force in January 2013 introducing, amongst other things, a regional merger control regime covering the COMESA Member States.[1]...
 
 
17 Nov 2014
 
Tax law: Recent High Court decisions
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Full Bench of the High Court of the Western Cape recently delivered two well-reasoned judgments on topics which often find their way into the tax litigation arena; namely the capital or revenue...
 
 
14 Nov 2014
 
The rise of the consumer
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry recently published an invitation for public comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct. The draft Code...
 
 
13 Nov 2014
 
South African wine at greater risk of fraud
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The annual Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction is reputed for premium quality wines, attracting both private collectors and trade buyers. The recent Nedbank Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction recorded the...
 
 
12 Nov 2014
 
Impairment is not abandonment
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Whether a party to an agreement has abandoned an accrued right is a question of fact. A debtor wishing to succeed in a defence that its creditor has abandoned the right to claim payment from the...
 
 
10 Nov 2014
 
An addition to the arsenal
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Immovable properties are normally sold by virtue of a deed of sale in terms whereof the full purchase price is paid on date of registration of transfer of the property in the name of the purchaser,...
 
 
 
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