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Contributors Carl Moodley - Chief Underwriting & Claims Officer; GENRIC insurance Company Stuart Forbes - Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; GENRIC insurance Company Eugene Olivier – Chief Information Office;  GENRIC insurance Company Across the globe, trends in technology, economics and socioeconomics are culminating to disrupt the way entire industries operate and deliver products…
Monday, 17 February 2020 09:30

The impact of the new AARTO Act on employers

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by Dhevarsha Ramjettan, a Partner, Kalene Watson, an Associate & Shane Johnson, a Professional Support Lawyer at Webber Wentzel South Africa experiences an alarming high amount of road accidents (and consequential fatalities and injuries) annually which has the effect of costing the country billions in rand every year. Speeding, drunk driving, lack of…
Tendering for government contracts will once again undergo a seismic shift when Cabinet finally signs off on the long-awaited Procurement Bill, which will overhaul much of the current system of public sector procurement.  President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his SONA, announced that, “The Procurement Bill will soon be presented to Parliament…
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:55

Executive Tips for Valentine’s Day

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Once again, it’s that time of the year, when Cupid reaches into his quiver of romance and aims his golden arrows of love at the hearts of executives everywhere. Of course, planning your Valentine’s Day agenda well in advance with your loved one’s happiness in mind will further his quest…
Warranty Solutions offering it's Service Plans offerings through Warranty Extender, who has long since been offering both its dealership clients and natural customers a wide range of Warranty Plans to suit their aftermarket motor plan budgets.  Warranty Solutions service plans offer unparalleled value with their monthly payment plan products and…
Bokeh 2020 is off to a soaring start with the introduction of Club Bokeh – a premium membership platform for individuals or corporates, aimed at offering the perfect networking opportunities for collaboration and creativity. This year also sees the introduction of exciting new presenting partner, Piper-Heidsieck champagne. ‘’Piper-Heidsick, the most…
by Kenneth Coster, Partner and Shane Johnson, Professional Support Lawyer at Webber Wentzel ​​​The Minerals Council South Africa (Minerals Council) has recently published its safety in mining fact sheet that summarises the state of safety in the South African mining industry for 2019. The fact sheet also highlights the recent commitments made…
The R360 million paid by Altron for Ubusha Technologies highlights the accelerated returns on offer to private equity investors who back transformative businesses enabled by the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). JSE-listed Altron announced on 9 December 2019 that it will merge Ubusha’s identity security business with its cyber technology operations to establish Altron…
Whether you’re a tradesman or contractor transporting expensive tools and materials from workshop to client site, or a renewable energy specialist installing PV systems at homes or businesses, the protection of your valuable stock and customer orders while in transit against damage or loss due to an accident, theft or…
Monday, 10 February 2020 09:58

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs

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By Lizle Louw, a Partner at Webber Wentzel The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies From 1 January 2020, South Africa’s workplace environment celebrated a breakthrough in the push for equality,…
The South African small business sector is going through one of the toughest decades in living memory and many SMEs are battling with cashflow and getting paid by customers. This has a knock-on effect when it comes to paying staff, suppliers and the South African Revenue Services – which creates…
A hundred and twenty-four young people recently graduated in the remote Limpopo village of Mhinga, after a 12-month Learnership in TFG stores, with an NQF 4 Wholesale and Retail SETA Qualification. Most of these youngsters are now employed in the region. These learnerships were conducted by leading retail training provider…

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