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By Eugene Phajane, a Partner at Webber Wentzel and specialist in employment law Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, Section 189(1) is the most practical…
Businesses and investors are increasingly looking to enter Africa and expand operations across the continent. Nigeria and South Africa are two of Africa's strongest economies with 2019 likely to unlock even greater opportunities in these countries. Recognising this and responding to client needs, Webber Wentzel and leading Nigerian law firm,…
In July 2009 the South African Revenue Services (SARS) introduced section 12J of the Income Tax Act to encourage ordinary taxpayers to invest in small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs). Section 12J allows taxpayers to deduct 100% of their investments into qualifying venture capital companies (VCCs) from their current tax…
Monday, 18 February 2019 09:48

Nicolas Manyike profile

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Nicolas Manyike is considered one of the South African top influential serial entrepreneur, His the CEO of Tale PR & Communications, Award-winning Publicist, Property Investor, Founder & Chairperson of Property Stokvel Investment Club and Serial-entrepreneur. Nicolas Manyike was born on 9 September 1993 in Mpumalanga Province, Bushbuckridge, Mkhuhlu. His entrepreneurship journey…
Providing entrepreneurs with alternatives to traditional and prohibitively costly 3rd party cell captive arrangements With the implementation of recent insurance industry regulations requiring onerous capital adequacy limits for cell captives as well as delineating the types of businesses that may own a cell captive, GENRIC Insurance Company is focusing on providing insuretch start-ups, underwriting…
Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:54

Executive Coach Ashley Frank Launches New Book

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New book on Values-Based Leadership in the South African context launched. Johannesburg, Gauteng February 18, 2019:  Dr Ashley Frank, successful executive coach to the C-Suite of the country’s largest corporations launched his new book in Johannesburg last night (February 17). This is the former business school professor’s third book, but…
Friday, 15 February 2019 08:55

New measures to bring order to strikes

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By Johan Olivier & Lizle Louw, Partners at Webber Wentzel & specialists in employment law A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:35

Suppliers battling with Local Content in Tendering

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The revised Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act Regulations of 2017 clearly stipulates that the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) has the regulatory mandate to designate, ‘industries, sectors and sub-sectors for local production at a specified level of local content”.   The Regulations further instruct that, “only locally produced goods, services,…
You made it. You made it through to January pay day. For most people this is more exciting than their birthdays. But why do we do this to ourselves every single year? Why do we recklessly throw all caution to the wind with our budgets over December, making January feel…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:36

Racism and Sexism are ‘Offensive’... So What?

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By Devan Moonsamy CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute Do we truly understand what racism and sexism are? Do we truly understand why it is offensive, and why it should end? The word offensive has been overused in the context of discrimination. It feels like it has a weak meaning.…
By Garyn Rapson, a Partner and Kirsty Kilner, a Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel,experts in environmental law with deep knowledge of the mining sector. The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry…
The Gateway School, a leading school for learners with special education needs, is dedicated to helping learners with special needs achieve their full potential by providing excellent educational opportunities and developing each learner holistically. In its efforts to empower the learners with the skills and knowledge they need as they…

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