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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…
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…
South Africa’s growth forecast for 2019 is set at a deeply concerning 1,3% according to the World Bank projections, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.  At 1.3%, SA’s projected real economic expansion comes in at under a third of the estimated 4.2% growth rate of other emerging…
By Seshree Govender, a Senior Associate at Webber Wentzel Smart contracts mark the evolution of the binding contract from a set of terms and conditions, governed by the common law, into a set of conditional statements governed by a programming language and the tenets of blockchain technology. In developing a legal understanding…
Sarah Dexter, CEO at MullenLowe South Africa encourages brands to give some thought to which brand they partner with. It may prove the difference between a successful promo campaign and one that falls flat. There appears to be an increasing focus amongst brands these days on delivering short-term results –…
Webber Wentzel was awarded Intellectual Property Transaction Firm of the Year 2019 for South Africa by Managing IP, the global intellectual property resource for the profession, at its European, Middle Eastern and African Awards ceremony recently held in London. This is the first year Managing IP has made an award in for…
Webber Wentzel partner, Ziyanda Ntshona was awarded Woman Professional of the Year at the 2019 South African Professional Services Academy (SAPSA) awards. The SAPSA awards, sponsored by Sanlam, were established in 2014 to promote professionalism in the professional services industry and they provide a platform for interaction across disciplines. The winners are were judged…
by Lisa Swaine, a Partner at Webber Wentzel, specialising in dispute resolution and litigation On 14 March 2019, the SCA dismissed Centriq Insurance Company Limited's appeal against the judgment of the Free State Division of the High Court in the action between it and Marisa Vogel Oosthuizen and José Francisco Castro.…
Gauteng businesses wanting to take control of the growing digital disruption in their markets will be headed for “Own The Future” on Aril 8th. Led by digital strategy veteran Godfrey Parkin, Own The Future is a strategy workshop where participants will rethink their business models in the light of emerging…
Access UK allows its customers to enjoy as smooth a visa application process as possible PRETORIA, South Africa, March 18, 2019/ -- Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home, and…
Monday, 18 March 2019 13:33

Loot Box Systems - Is it Gambling?

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By Sergio dos Santos, a Candidate Attorney at Webber Wentzel Whenever you think about gambling you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the…

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