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17 June 2021
In­form­a­tion Of­ficers Lead The Charge On POPIA Com­pli­ance
The right to pri­vacy has been en­shrined in South Africa’s Con­sti­tu­tion since 1996. But, the rise of in­ter­net us­age, so­cial me­dia and oth­er tech­no­lo­gic­al ad­vance­ments such as Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence...
15 June 2021
Youth Day! The struggle for free­dom is not over
The youth un­em­ploy­ment rate in South Africa in­creased to 63.30 per­cent in the first quarter of 2021 from 46.3% per­cent in the fourth quarter of 2020. This is ac­cord­ing to Stats SA, which an­nounced this...
08 June 2021
Out­look of en­ergy trans­ition in SA shows prom­ise
In the past dec­ade, South Africa has faced sig­ni­fic­ant chal­lenges in elec­tri­city gen­er­a­tion as a res­ult of an er­rat­ic and un­stable power sup­ply that has driv­en the coun­try’s heavy re­li­ance on fossil...
19 May 2021
Sec­ond­ary list­ing on the Jo­han­nes­burg Stock Ex­change
Sec­ond­ary list­ing on the Jo­han­nes­burg Stock Ex­changeIn­tro­duc­tionThe Jo­han­nes­burg Stock Ex­change (JSE) is one of the top 20 ex­changes by mar­ket cap­it­al­isa­tion glob­ally and Africa's largest stock ex­change...
19 May 2021
Do­ing away with ‘strike sea­son’ could lead to more el­eg­ant solu­tions
In many coun­tries, par­tic­u­larly SA, the abil­ity to or­gan­ise a strike is where a uni­on best demon­strates its strength.It is the ul­ti­mate touch­point where mem­bers feel they de­rive true value from their...
12 May 2021
CMS Glob­al Fintech Up­date
The leg­al frame­work in the fintech in­dustry is chan­ging very quickly and some­times var­ies greatly from jur­is­dic­tion to jur­is­dic­tion.Our glob­al up­date, will give you an over­view of the latest changes and top­ics we have been deal­ing with in Europe, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica re­gion. This will give you an at a glance sum­mary of a num­ber of art­icles that we have pro­duced on a loc­al basis.For a more in-depth ana­lys­is or for any ques­tions, please reach out to your usu­al CMS con­tact or lis­ted be­low Fintech ex­perts.
03 May 2021
IN­VEST­MENT & BUSI­NESS OP­POR­TUN­IT­IES IN RWANDA
By Jean Pierre Tuy­ishime of FixLex Law Cham­bers and Pieter van Welzen of CMS South Africa In­tro­duc­tion Rwanda con­tin­ues to be an at­tract­ive loc­a­tion for for­eign in­vest­ment. It is one of the world's fast­est...
23 April 2021
Com­mer­cial prop­erty activ­ity sub­dued with va­cancy rates rising in a buy­er­'s...
Con­cerns re­lated to Cov­id-19 and its im­pact on com­mer­cial prop­erty, re­main strong.  Sub­dued com­mer­cial prop­erty rent­al activ­ity could cre­ate down­ward pres­sure on rent­als and even a de­cline in av­er­age...
23 April 2021
New Land Own­er­ship Rights In Tb­vc Areas Set To Af­fect De­velopers
Leg­ally speak­ing  NEW LAND OWN­ER­SHIP RIGHTS IN TB­VC AREAS SET TO AF­FECT DE­VELOPERS The sug­ges­ted changes to the Up­grad­ing of Land Ten­ure Rights Act of 1991 UL­TRA set out in the Land Ten­ure Rights Amend­ment...
23 April 2021
Al­co­hol in­dustry to ap­ply for ex­cise tax pay­ment de­fer­ment
Al­co­hol in­dustry to ap­ply for ex­cise tax pay­ment de­fer­ment­Sars has been reas­on­able, talk­ing to the in­dustry, un­der­stand­ing their needs and chal­lenges, says Bern­ard Mo­fokeng from CMS RM Part­ners.By Nom­pu...
23 April 2021
For­get tax hikes - hire the right people to im­prove col­lec­tions
SARS has been work­ing to im­prove its ef­fi­cien­cies in tax col­lec­tions.SARS needs to hire more people with the right skills to make tax col­lec­tions more ef­fi­cient, say in­dustry ex­perts.In­vest­ing more in...
23 April 2021
An­gola’s privat­isa­tion drive an ex­ample for oth­ers
Al­though there are bumps as the state sells off its stakes in the private sec­tor, the ground is be­ing pre­pared for smooth­er and big­ger privat­isa­tions in fu­ture.Not many people in South Africa will be...