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Labour Appeal Court confirms second generation transfers are covered by section 197 of the LRA 

17th November 2009 On 9 October 2009 the Labour Appeal Court ruled emphatically on the application of section 197 of the LRA (the section governing transfers of... 

Re-write of Customs & Excise Act

17th November 2009 On 30 October 2009, the draft Customs Control and Customs Duty bills were released for public comment. The two bills comprise the first phase of a... 

Private and Personal: What the law will say

28th October 2009 Recently Bill 9 of 2009 was introduced into Parliament - in fact on 25 August 2009. This Bill is entitled "The Protection of Personal Information... 

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The Introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme 

21st October 2009 On 8 September 2009 the Minister of Health signed a notice that appeared in the Government Gazette on 11 September 2009 (Government Notice No. 903... 

A corporate revolution in South Africa – The Companies Act No 71 of 2008 

21st October 2009 The long-awaited new Companies Act No 71 of 2008 was promulgated in April 2009 and is expected to become effective around July 2010. The Act... 

Competition's Cardinal Sin — Cartels

29th July 2009 The competition authorities appear to be on a drive to eradicate cartels. not a week seems to go by without some announcement in the press of the... 

Competition Amendment Bill

15th July 2009 The Competition Amendment Bill introduces significant reforms to the Competition Act including criminalisation provisions and provisions relating... 

National Health Insurance Scheme: What we have and what may be

10th July 2009 Recently documents became available detailing the plans for a national health insurance scheme for South Africa. The national health insurance... 

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