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24/05/2022
In­sight in­to the Telkom lit­ig­a­tion on Spec­trum Li­censes
Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions op­er­at­ors waited over 17 years for the tele­coms reg­u­lat­or, the In­de­pend­ent Com­mu­nic­a­tions Au­thor­ity of South Africa (ICASA) to re­lease spec­trum li­cences needed to lower data costs for...
24/05/2022
In­sight in­to the Telkom lit­ig­a­tion on Spec­trum Li­censes
Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions op­er­at­ors waited over 17 years for the tele­coms reg­u­lat­or, the In­de­pend­ent Com­mu­nic­a­tions Au­thor­ity of South Africa (ICASA) to re­lease spec­trum li­cences needed to lower data costs for...
20/05/2022
Amended IC­SID Rules to enter in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2022
On 21 March 2022, the Mem­ber States of the In­ter­na­tion­al Centre for Set­tle­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­putes (IC­SID) ad­op­ted a com­pre­hens­ive set of amend­ments to IC­SID ar­bit­ra­tion and con­cili­ation rules (“IC­SID...
19/05/2022
Can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion in South Africa
Med­ic­al use The med­ic­al use of can­nabis in South Africa is reg­u­lated in terms of the Medi­cines and Re­lated Sub­stances Act, 1965 (Medi­cines Act). The Medi­cines Act cat­egor­ises drugs and medi­cin­al sub­stances...
17/05/2022
Red tape blocks tax in­cent­ives for re­search and de­vel­op­ment
Com­plex ap­plic­a­tion pro­cess dis­cour­ages busi­nesses, es­pe­cially start-ups and SMEs  As the world hurtles to­wards be­com­ing a di­git­al and know­ledge-based so­ci­ety, meet­ing the chal­lenge to en­sure that SA...
12/05/2022
Cross-Bor­der Joint Ven­ture and Stra­tegic Al­li­ance Guide (South Africa)
A Prac­tic­al Guid­ance® Prac­tice Note by Deepa Vallabh, and Vivi­an Spies, CMS RM Part­ner­sThis Cross-Bor­der Joint Ven­ture and Stra­tegic Al­li­ance Guide (South Africa) dis­cusses rel­ev­ant law and prac­tice...
05/2022
CMS In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects Glob­al Bro­chure
To meet do­mest­ic and glob­al growth ex­pect­a­tions a huge amount of in­fra­struc­ture will need to be built, re­built, re­fur­bished or ret­ro­fit­ted. The scale and in­vest­ment re­quired to plug this in­fra­struc­ture...
12/05/2022
The suc­cess­ful al­loc­a­tion of the high-de­mand ra­dio fre­quency spec­trum
On 26 Ju­ly 2019, the Min­is­ter of Com­mu­nic­a­tions pub­lished the Policy on High De­mand Spec­trum and Policy Dir­ec­tion on Li­cens­ing of a Wire­less Open Ac­cess Net­work ("WOAN Policy") to tackle the spec­trum...
12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
11/05/2022
The suc­cess­ful al­loc­a­tion of the high-de­mand ra­dio fre­quency spec­trum
On 26 Ju­ly 2019, the Min­is­ter of Com­mu­nic­a­tions pub­lished the Policy on High De­mand Spec­trum and Policy Dir­ec­tion on Li­cens­ing of a Wire­less Open Ac­cess Net­work ("WOAN Policy") to tackle the spec­trum...
06/05/2022
Cor­rup­tion Per­cep­tions In­dex: how SA’s po­s­i­tion could be im­proved
Most South Afric­ans have come to terms with the idea that cor­rup­tion in the coun­try is en­dem­ic. There are few days that go by when there isn’t a head­line about some form of mal­feas­ance in both the pub­lic...
05/05/2022
Pro­act­ive moves against cor­rup­tion would have an out­size ef­fect
Cor­rup­tion in­dex rank­ing means SA is al­ways on the back foot when it comes to at­tract­ing the in­vest­ment­While the Zondo state cap­ture com­mis­sion laid bare the ex­tent of en­trenched cor­rup­tion, few South...