For years South Africa has battled the plight of loadshedding. Despite many promises over the years for the issue to be addressed, loadshedding has become part of our daily lives. It was therefore encouraging when, on Wednesday 23 August, South Africa signed the Framework Agreement on Cooperation in Green Energy, a joint memorandum of cooperation

In response to South Africa’s greylisting, the South African government implemented the General Laws (Anti Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Act, 2022 to amend four different acts, one of which was the Trust Property Control Act, 1988.

Amendments to the Trust Property Control Act introduce additional administrative and disclosure duties

The General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Act, 2022 (Amendment Act), published in the Government Gazette on 29 December 2022, makes key amendments to the Trust Property Control Act, 1988.

  1. A list of grounds for the disqualification of trustees aligns to some extent with the grounds for the disqualification of directors set

Since its establishment, the BEE Commission has held strong views which often diverge from industry practice.  The BEE Commission’s views have sometimes resulted in businesses abandoning BEE ownership structures, or other BEE initiatives, altogether.  The guidance issued by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition in 2021 went some way toward clarifying the contradicting views,

This blog was co-authored by: Caitlin Gardiner, Candidate Attorney

The South African court system has found itself in a new digitised era following the restrictive lock‑down measures introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Directives were introduced to safeguard the public’s access to justice which included the widespread adoption of remote technologies such as

State procurement has been in a state of flux over the last three years following a number of developments in the enforceability of the legal framework.  State procurement is regulated in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (PPPFA).  Since coming into effect on 20 January 2017, the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017

Donations to non-profit entities may carry a tax benefit for the donor – the hallowed section 18A certificate. This allows the donor to claim a tax refund and encourages donations. Non-profit entities that are Public Benefit Organisations (PBO) can issue these certificates. PBO status is granted by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) under the

Broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership transactions that have gone wrong are often exciting fodder for emotive news articles. But BEE ownership transactions are fundamentally the same as any other ownership transaction and shareholder selection process that would be undertaken in the ordinary course. However, a lack of understanding of the regulatory framework often creates

Companies which are registered to perform essential services during the lockdown should have by now received a new certificate from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) for the extended lockdown period. The old certificates are no longer valid and will have to be disposed of.

The new certificates should be automatically emailed to companies