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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

All that glitters: an exploration of the Pyramid Scheme and Ponzi Scheme phenomena and what the law is doing to protect consumers

South Africa - July 15 2015 The phenomena of Pyramid Schemes and Ponzi Schemes are those that feed on our need for security and the desire to believe that all that it really is

Competition Appeal Court dismisses appeal against SAB after decade-long case

South Africa - July 27 2015 On 2 February 2015, the Competition Appeal Court (the CAC) dismissed an appeal by the Competition Commission (Commission) against the decision of the

Are arbitration proceedings private and confidential or just private

Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom - September 29 2015 Some of the challenges faced by corporate entities involved in protracted legal disputes are huge legal fees and delays in our courts. Companies thus

Doing business in Kenya

Kenya - April 1 2014 Kenya is considered the most developed economy in Eastern Africa and is considered the economic, commercial, and logistical hub of the entire region

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

Pre-action security: advantages of South Africa in an uncertain market

South Africa - November 23 2016 The existing state of the shipping market has led to an environment characterised by low to moderate value maritime claims coupled with high legal