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What the International Arbitration Act means for maritime law

South Africa - February 14 2018 The promulgation of the International Arbitration Act in December 2017 gave South Africa's largely outdated and cumbersome arbitration regime a boost

Clarification of the Turquand Rule when Contracting with an Individual Director: One Stop Financial Services (Pty) Ltd v Neffensaan Ontwikkelings (Pty) Ltd and Another (2002814) 2015 ZAWCHC 89

South Africa - August 4 2015 In the recent High Court decision of One Stop Financial Services (Pty) Ltd v Neffensaan Ontwikkelings (Pty) Ltd and Another, the Court confirmed the

The Anti Money Laundering Act 2013: new law, same old problems

Uganda - July 15 2015 Money Laundering is big business. It is said that the laundering of dirty money plays a key role in the large proportion of criminal activity which

The legal conundrum of company names identical to registered trademarks belonging to third parties

Kenya - July 28 2015 The Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations ("LLP Regulations"), issued by the Attorney General following Section 35 of the Limited Liability

Social media in Africa

Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa - March 19 2014 When considering social media use throughout Africa, it is clear that there is a need for stricter laws to be put in place and that more needs to be

What the International Arbitration Act means for maritime law

South Africa - February 14 2018 The promulgation of the International Arbitration Act in December 2017 gave South Africa's largely outdated and cumbersome arbitration regime a boost

Hanjin fallout - part two: High Court refuses time extension for writs of arrest in rem

South Africa - November 22 2017 As previously reported, Tebtale Marine Inc - owner of the former Hanjin Cape Lambert - recently filed an application to set aside a protective writ

Hanjin fallout: end of protective writs in South Africa?

South Africa - September 27 2017 Following the collapse of Hanjin Shipping in August 2016, certain creditors undertook an extensive exercise of issuing protective writs in the various

Court recognises territory of Western Sahara's prima facie right in cargo dispute

South Africa - June 28 2017 On May 1 2017 the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Polisario Front successfully applied to the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High

Draft Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy open for public comment

South Africa - March 22 2017 The Department of Transport recently released the long-awaited draft Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy (CMTP) for public consultation and