SA Mining Law in the Spotlight
Business Law Focus
by Evan Pickworth
1M ago
Many mineral and upstream petroleum law developments have occurred in the past year, with the sector dealing with change on many fronts. In this edition of Business Law Focus, host Evan Pickworth interviews Ntsiki Adonisi, Executive and Head of ENS' Natural Resources and Environment practice and Otsile Matlou, ENSafrica's Chief Operating Officer, about the sector's future. We also dig into the impact of SA's Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary ..read more
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The good, bad and ugly of Budget 2024
Business Law Focus
by Evan Pickworth
2M ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus host, Evan Pickworth speaks to tax experts from ENSafrica, Charles De Wet and Ntebaleng Sekabate, about the good, bad and ugly of the upcoming national Budget, due on 21 February ..read more
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M&A, PE trends to watch in 2024
Business Law Focus
by Evan Pickworth
5M ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus, host Evan Pickworth interviews joint heads of ENSafrica Corporate and Commercial, Doron Joffe and Julius Oosthuizen, to uncover the trends, challenges and opportunities shaping M&A, private equity and general deal-making in South Africa and look forward to what is coming down the road in 2024 ..read more
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Legal Practice Council ramps up fight against errant lawyers
Business Law Focus
by Evan Pickworth
5M ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus, host Evan Pickworth interviews the Provincial Director of the Eastern Cape Office of the Legal Practice Council, Alfred Hoba, and LPC spokesperson, Kabelo Letebele. They debate recent criticism that the Council is not acting fast enough against errant lawyers and look to the future of the regulation of the profession, notably the drive to enhance access to justice for more South Africans. The Context As the year draws to an end, the legal profession and the country in general continue to reflect on the impact of the Legal Practice Act (LPA) since it was ..read more
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Rising tax risks of a mobile workforce
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by Evan Pickworth
7M ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus, host Evan Pickworth is joined by Michael Hewson, founder and director of Graphene Economics to discuss the tax risks faced by an increasingly mobile workforce ..read more
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Future of race in recruitment, promotion and restructuring
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by Evan Pickworth
9M ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus, host Evan Pickworth interviews Director at Fluxmans, Lisa-Anne Schäfer-King, on the future of “race” in recruitment, promotion and restructuring processes. A recent settlement agreement provided welcome clarity on the application of affirmative action where targets cannot be met on justifiable or reasonable grounds ..read more
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Rise of Climate Tech
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by Evan Pickworth
11M ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus, host Evan Pickworth interviews Ridwaan Boda, Executive in the Corporate Commercial practice at ENSafrica on the rise in “climate tech” as a consequence of a greater need for reliable data and information as the world moves to a greener future. However, this comes with risks too, and companies need to carefully consider the environmental impact of all the technologies they use to avoid energy usage trumping their best “green” intentions ..read more
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Rising tide of climate litigation
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by Evan Pickworth
1y ago
The goal for the energy sector in SA is to move to 42% non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, but this is unlikely to be a smooth ride. Business Law Focus host Evan Pickworth interviews senior associate in the dispute resolution department at ENSafrica, Beverley Oosthuizen, to discuss the most likely, increasingly likely and less likely forms of climate litigation as climate action intensifies ..read more
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How far does the ESG advice duty go?
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by Evan Pickworth
1y ago
With all the noise around ESG investing it can be difficult for customers and their advisors to distil what is relevant. In this edition of Business Law Focus host Evan Pickworth interviews Jessica Blumenthal and Talia Cullinan from ENSafrica on exactly how far a duty to take ESG factors into account when advising their clients needs to go ..read more
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African dealmakers make up for lost time
Business Law Focus
by Evan Pickworth
1y ago
In this edition of Business Law Focus host Evan Pickworth interviews Angela Simpson, Lydia Shadrach-Razzino and Verushca Pillay, transactional lawyers in the Johannesburg office of global law firm Baker McKenzie. They unpack the latest M&A, Private Equity and BEE trends in Africa, highlighting among others that South Africa may have been averaging about 25 delistings a year, but this may present a good opportunity for private equity. They also delve into possible B-BBEE Act amendments to include administrative penalties and criminal sanctions for non-compliance ..read more
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