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By Kagiso Nonyane, an Associate at Webber Wentzel During the medium-term budget in October 2018, the Minister of Finance announced that sanitary towels (pads) will be included to the list of those items that are zero rated for VAT purposes. This announcement was a welcome relief for South African women, mainly those…
By Michael Evans & Megan Adderley, Partners at Webber Wentzel Webber Wentzel helped achieve a significant victory for the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) when Judge Meyer of the Pretoria High Court on 26 March2019, dismissed a declarator and interdict application brought by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF).  The CTF sought to set aside the…
By Lara Kahn and Ryan Smith, Partners at Webber Wentzel Recent proposals to amend sections 134 and 135 of the Companies Act includes changes which may have the effect of unfairly benefiting landlords and other lessors of property (who are proposed to be considered as post commencement finance (PCF) providers) to the detriment of…
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:17

Cappy #CappyBreaks Breakfast #CappyZA

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Cappy 100% fruit juice blend needs you to take on the challenge of breaking a Guinness World Record. On Saturday 30th March, South Africans will come together for a first-of-its-kind breakfast experience. The Sheds at 1 Fox Junction will be transformed to a massive bedroom-esque space with 400 fully decked…
Silverstar Casino’s (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino) community caring is extending to an effective anti-crime initiative beyond the perimeter of the property in collaboration with the local SAPS and Community Policing Forum, which is showing positive results. Alerted to heightened crime at intersections and other hot spots near the casino in 2016, Silverstar management…
Everyone will be encouraged to spread a picnic blanket on the lawns while marking Earth Hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm along with millions of people around the world CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 26, 2019/ -- Get into the spirit of Earth Hour with family or friends by taking part…
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:08

Solving the Eskom dilemma

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By Mzukisi Kota, a Partner at Webber Wentzel Restructuring Eskom into separate functions is a sensible solution to many of its problems. We believe it can be done in a way that should be acceptable to unions but will not prejudice its lenders and the sovereign debt rating.  The next step after…
For too long small businesses have been sitting on the sidelines of Google search results, watching the more prominent brands dominate on every generic and niche search term. And even though SME’s are trying to compete, they simply to do not have the resources or skill to push out enough…
Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) systems and their smaller relatives, automated guided carts (AGCs), were once mainly the preserve of production logistics in the automotive industry. SICK Automation’s portfolio ranges from sensor solutions…
Monday, 25 March 2019 17:01

POLYFLOR LAUNCHES QUICKLAY PUR

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Reduced downtime and less subfloor preparation with the adhesive-free, loose lay safety flooring for heavy traffic areas The Polysafe QuickLay PUR Collection is the latest offering to be launched in South Africa by Polyflor SA, specialists in vinyl flooring and wall protection solutions. Adhesive-free, easy to install and slip resistant…
By Des Kruger, a Webber Wentzel Consultant The indirect taxation of cross-border e-commerce transactions have been high on the agenda for tax authorities worldwide. There is clearly a perception that much of these transactions are escaping indirect tax (essentially VAT) because the supplier and consumer are in different jurisdictions. Following the…
By Des Kruger, a Webber Wentzel Consultant The indirect taxation of cross-border e-commerce transactions have been high on the agenda for tax authorities worldwide. There is clearly a perception that much of these transactions are escaping indirect tax (essentially VAT) because the supplier and consumer are in different jurisdictions. Following the…

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