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Restraint of trade clauses - separating the chaff from the wheat 

4th September 2009 "On what conceivable basis can it be concluded that an employee should be compelled to sign an agreement so wide, so vast in its scope and... 

Labour brokers 

4th September 2009 Following the article in the March 2009 Employment E-Brief, there have been some developments in respect of labour brokers and their continued... 

King III Report on Governance launched  

3rd September 2009 The revised King Code and Report on Governance for South Africa ("King III") was launched on 1 September 2009. It will come into effect and replace... 

More Webber Wentzel

Companies Act clears some muddy water

23rd July 2009 One of the most controversial aspects of our company law concerns whether a company can indemnify its directors when they breach their common law... 

The saga continues – petty theft, shrinkage and Shoprite… 

15th July 2009 "Dismissal is not an expression of moral outrage; much less an act of vengeance. It is, or should be, a sensible operational response to a risk... 

A new era in the African mining sector

10th July 2009 We are faced with a new macroeconomic landscape following the astounding turnaround in the mining industry that has resulted from the global... 

Directors: caught up in the code

9th July 2009 The Companies Act of 2008 ("the Act") has been promulgated and will come into operation on a date to be published in the Government Gazette, which... 

Interpreting an exemption clause

26th June 2009 The contract governing the rights and duties between a store owner and the contractor asked to extend the store is likely to be analysed in some... 

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