Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

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... 

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... 

More Webber Wentzel

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,... 

Competition Amendment Act signed into law - September 2009

11th September 2009 On 28 August 2009, President Zuma signed the Competition Amendment Act into law (Act No. 1 of 2009). The Amendment Act will come into force on a... 

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... 

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