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12 April 2021
4IR in min­ing might not mean job losses
 The min­ing sec­tor con­trib­uted R361.9bn to the coun­try's gross do­mest­ic product (GDP) and em­ployed more than 400,000 people last year, but it needs to be tech­no­lo­gic­ally in­nov­at­ive to be com­pet­it­ive...
09 April 2021
CMS South Africa has been ap­poin­ted onto a 5 year pan­el for the In­dus­tri­al...
Green Bonds of the De­vel­op­ment Bank of South­ern Africa sub­scribed by Agence Française de Dévelop­pe­ment: CMS, ad­visors to the sub­scriber The De­vel­op­ment Bank of South­ern Africa (DBSA), a South Afric­an...
09 April 2021
Lit­ig­a­tion fin­ance en­hances ac­cess to justice
While dif­fer­ent coun­tries across the con­tin­ent have dif­fer­ent leg­al takes on lit­ig­a­tion fin­an­cing, the scen­ario in South Africa is that al­though lit­ig­a­tion fin­an­cing is en­tirely un­reg­u­lated at the mo­ment...
23/03/2021
Min­ing com­pan­ies can em­brace 4IR and work along­side la­bour uni­ons to­wards...
In his ad­dress to this year’s In­vest­ing in Africa Min­ing In­daba last month, Pres­id­ent Cyril Ram­a­phosa said: “A safe and healthy mod­ern min­ing sec­tor is one that is com­pet­it­ive, at­tract­ive for in­vest­ment...
09 April 2021
EX­XARO RE­SOURCES LIM­ITED
 EXX – Vol­un­tary an­nounce­ment: Dis­pos­al of the equity in­terest in Ex­xaro Coal Cent­ral Pro­pri­et­ary Lim­ite­dEXXARO RE­SOURCES LIM­ITED In­cor­por­ated in the Re­pub­lic of South Africa (Re­gis­tra­tion Num­ber:...
26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
23 March 2021
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice has giv­en a mo­ment­ous...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice heard or­al ar­gu­ments in Ju­ly 2020 con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion.  This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...
12 March 2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
10 March 2021
Four things the gov­ern­ment can do to in­crease min­ing’s GDP con­tri­bu­tion...
The cur­rent col­lab­or­at­ive re­la­tion­ship between the min­ing in­dustry and the South Afric­an gov­ern­ment can be en­hanced to pro­mote great­er ef­fect­ive­ness by the in­dustry  and to achieve the gov­ern­ment’s...
18 March 2021
An In­tro­duc­tion to De­riv­at­ive Mar­kets in Africa
We are pleased to in­vite you to a we­bin­ar CMS will be host­ing on Thursday, 18 March 2021 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm CET. Our in­ter­na­tion­al CMS Team will take you through a high level present­a­tion of de­riv­at­ive...
05 March 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide: Data Law Nav­ig­at­or
Data provides a whole range of op­por­tun­it­ies but also in­cludes new and unique risks for com­pan­ies, gov­ern­ments and in­di­vidu­als. From sec­tor-spe­cif­ic nu­ances to loc­al derog­a­tions from the EU GDPR, sim­ul­tan­eously...
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01 March 2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...