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27th June 2019

First step on a long road to African free trade area

The parallel developments in the European Union (EU) and Africa of regional trade blocs and free trade areas make for an interesting and potentially ironic study as Africa seeks to open its markets to intercontinental trade after years of barriers, and Europe, or at least the British element of... 
11th June 2019

Benchmark pricing

In recent weeks, several leading pharmaceutical companies have been accused of conspiring to inflate the pricing of their products, some of which are used in the treatment of illnesses such as high cholesterol and HIV. According to the papers filed in the Federal District Court in Connecticut... 
15th April 2019

Conveyancers' obligations, if any, to police inclusionary housing?

More often than not a conveyancing process is the last step to the conclusion of a new property development. Ideally a conveyancer, who will eventually register the establishment of a new township or the opening of a sectional title scheme, should be kept up to date on the progress of the... 
11th April 2019

Expected changes to environmental taxes

In the National Budget Speech delivered on 20¬†February 2019, it was announced that National Treasury will publish a draft Environmental Fiscal Reform Policy Paper in 2019 in an effort to reform existing environmental taxes and broaden their coverage. Government will also investigate a tax on... 
19th March 2019

Better health care access for all: The regulation of telemedicine in South Africa

It is widely expected that telemedicine services will gain more traction and prominence in the South African health care environment in the coming months and years. The adoption of new technologies, such as the rollout of 5G mobile networks across the country, will only serve to encourage the use... 
19th March 2019

Purpose and simple language take precedence

On 14 March 2019, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed an appeal by Centriq Insurance Company Ltd (Centriq) against a ruling of the Free State High Court holding liable a financial advisor under a professional indemnity insurance policy. The SCA held that Centriq could not rely on an... 
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