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Johannesburg, 1 December 2016 – A crowd of hip-hop dancers and performers gathered at Leeuwkop Prison Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre to show their support to young prison inmates. In line with World Aids Day, The Zinto Marketing Group (Zinto) gave an educational talk on practicing safe sex as well as the…
Webber Wentzel has received sterling results in the 2017 Best Lawyers South Africa rankings, with the firm clinching 55 individual rankings across 22 practice areas. In addition, Webber Wentzel has been recognised as Best Law Firm of the Year for capital markets law and competition/antitrust law and three Webber Wentzel partners were awarded the title of Best…
Pastor Phiri in support of fees must fall by paying for student fees, accommodations, and food. Congratulations to Pastor Enoch F Phiri who continues to show that it is “Better to give than to receive! Phiri has given back in a major way Phiri supports students in need, he had…
Thursday, 13 October 2016 16:13

Managing Your Risk of Exposure to Crime

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Recently released SAPS crime statistics show an increase in crime, particularly residential armed robberies and hijackings.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but knowledge and proactive action are important factors when it comes to safeguarding yourself and loved ones.  “Key is vigilance, an understanding of how and when such crimes are…
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:53

The role of Competition Law on economic growth

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"COMPETITION LAW COMPLIANCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER" INCREASED ENFORCMENT IS A CERTAINTY IN RAPIDLY EVOLVING LEGAL LANDSCAPE Co-authored by Mmadika Moloi (a Partner in the Competition Practice at Webber Wentzel) and  Elisha Bhugwandeen (a Professional Support Lawyer in the Competition Practice at Webber Wentzel) Last week, the South African…
[September 2016] Webber Wentzel has welcomed a new partner, Mmadika Moloi into its competition practice. A seasoned expert in competition law, Mmadika joined the firm on 5 September 2015, and is based in its Sandton office. Mmadika is joining a practice area within Webber Wentzel that boasts the most number…
Webber Wentzel is proud to have received awards in the following categories at the African Legal Awards 2016, which were held in Johannesburg on Friday 9 September, 2016. Mergers & Acquisitions Team of the Year; Technology, Media and Telecommunications Team of the Year; Diversity Initiative of the Year; and Odette…
Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s flagship CSI project, won the Empowerment of Women in the Community Award in the JSE-listed category, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awardsin Midrand. This award identifies and acknowledges businesses that have policies and procedures in place that implement sustainable initiatives around poverty alleviation, which improves skills and provides sustainable income…
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 10:31

SA DECENT STANDARD OF LIVING REPORT UNDERWAY

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Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute and the Labour Research Service are partnering with the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) research team from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, on a pilot study to determine a baseline for a Decent Standard of Living in South Africa.…
THE GEORGE FIVAZ FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY IS OPENING ON 3 SEPTEMBER 2016 - A FIRST FOR THE EAST RAND AND THE CITY OF EKURHULENI, AND ONE OF A FEW IN SOUTH AFRICA The George Fivaz Fine Art Photography Gallery is opening on 3 Sepbember 2016.  This will be a…
PCASA SUCCEEDS IN LABOUR APPEAL COURT AGAINST NUMSA AND TWO OTHERS Labour Appeal Court confirms that separate and exclusive negotiation forum for the Plastic Industry in the MEIBC has been duly established   The Labour Appeal Court has handed down judgement in the matter between Plastics Convertors Association of South…
What is the benefit in unregistered intellectual property? The value in unregistered intellectual property, such as confidential information and trade secrets, is in keeping such information secret. The value is lost once the information is in the public domain. It is not like an invention that is protected by a…
South Africa has over the years developed a progressive legal and policy framework to protect human rights for all people living with HIV and AIDS. However continued stigma and discrimination often remain barriers to accessing treatment and efforts to fight the epidemic must be accompanied by a solid commitment to…
#UnemploymentMustFall: Meeting the Challenges of a Labour Market in Crisis is the subject of the 29th Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC), taking place at Emperors Palace – the conference’s new home – from 24 to 25 August 2016.   With South Africa’s latest available unemployment statistic sitting at around 25…
Maritime Law Guidelines in force from 1 July 2016 In May 2014, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) approved the guidelines regarding the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a packed container carrying cargo, which the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) gave effect to on 26 June 2015.  These guidelines are…

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