SA discrimination against foreign ownership in security services
The controversial Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill has been approved by Parliament and is waiting on the signature of President Zuma. The Bill is controversial as it requires that at least 51% of the ownership and control of security services companies must be exercised by South African citizens.
When should parties notify the Competition Commission of a merger
In terms of section 13A(3) of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 (the ?Act?), parties to an intermediate or large merger may not implement that merger until it has been approved, with or without conditions, by the either the Competition Commission, Tribunal or Appeal Court.
Limited time remaining for companies to comply with the Companies Act
In terms of the new Companies Act the memorandum and articles of association is replaced by a document known as the memorandum of incorporation or ?MOI?. The Companies Act requires every company's MOI to comply with the provisions of the Companies Act.
Leading International Trade Lawyer
We are delighted to announce that Rian Geldenhuys has been recognised by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards as the South African International Trade Lawyer for the year 2013.
EU imports damaging SA agro processing sector
Business Day reports that South African agro-processing firms are struggling to compete against imports from the European Union that enter the local market duty-free because of the Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA) South Africa has with the EU. To read the article and Trade Law Chambers' quotations, kindly click here.
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On 28 August 2012 Rian Geldenhuys will be presenting for the boats and floating structures sector on the following:
- Market access opportunities and obstacles for Asia, Africa &, USA
- Opportunites and threats for service providers in Africa
- Unpacking the creation of new tariffs for inputs used, increasing or decreasing duties payable and creating rebate facilities
- Protecting your intellectual property in export markets
Brazil investigating dumping by South African Tyre Manufacturers
The Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX), part of their Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) on June 10th, 2013 initiated an anti-dumping investigation
South Africa to simplify business in Africa
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan recognises that the Budget he presented yesterday must have as one of its pillars that we should seize the available opportunities within Africa.
Considerations for SA insurers expansion into sub Saharan Africa
According to media reports South Africa's short- and long-term insurers are looking at entering the sub-Saharan African market as it presents a strategic opportunity for growth. Of course insurers have been investing in sub-Saharan Africa, but there is an intensified interest in the market.