As most of us are aware, The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) was signed into law on 26 November 2013 and we have written numerous articles on the topic in the last few years while waiting for the Act to become fully operational. Certain sections of the Act have been implemented incrementally since April 2014, but it has mostly been a paper tiger.
Irrespective that this judgement deals with a transaction between group companies that is now specifically provided for by Section 22(3A) of the VAT Act, it remains that the principles may be applied to transactions between non-group companies or other parties that enter into these types of transactions, or make payments of consideration, on loan account.
Social media and the employer-employee relationship With the government effectively creating a temporary criminal offence to fight the spread of fake news and misinformation about COVID-19 on social media and online platforms, a lot of [...]
There is no easy answer to this question. There are many variables that must be considered before it can be established whether you have a claim and if so, what your claim is for. Different [...]
Introduction The main aim of the Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008, as amended, (the “CPA”) is to protect the rights of the consumers in South Africa. Although many consumers are aware of [...]
Introduction A trade secret may generally be described as information which is known only by employees of a specific business and can include formulas, ideas, processes or a compilation of information. Trade secrets are used [...]
Trade mark, copyright and patents– basic differences and how to protect your intellectual property rights
It is important for business owners to understand that most of your products, goods, brands, technologies, logos and creative works are protected by one of the three types of Intellectual Property Law: copyright, trade mark [...]
The primary reason for setting up a trust is for protection of your assets. A trust will protect the assets and hard-earned wealth that you have accumulated and will ensure that your legacy is preserved [...]