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by Kirsten Eiser, Nivaani Moodley, Shane Johnson ​​​​​Since our previous article on vulnerable employees and the workplace the Minister of Employment and Labour has published a revised Covid-19 Direction on Health & Safety in the workplace (Direction). In terms of the Direction, vulnerable employees include any employee​​: With known or disclosed health issues or como​rbidities…
Daniel Kibel, Founder and Director of CM Trading, talks about the importance of trading with a reputable firm. 23 June 2020: “These are difficult times and we need to be guarding our financial resources very closely. Making sure your money is in capable hands is a very important part of…
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:04

The growth of Criminal Enterprise 4.0

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The growth of Criminal Enterprise 4.0  The world is currently a very scary place. South Africa is facing massive levels of unemployment, and its citizens have been disrupted from their daily routines.  This has caused heightened levels of anxiety. With this anxiety comes hope that things will start to get…
WHAT DO EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW?Webber Wentzel's Employment / Health & Safety Tea The Minister of Employment & Labour has issued a revised Covid-19 Direction on Health & Safety in the Workplace. The Direction seeks to give effect to the broader lockdown regulations and to ensure that measures taken by…
FROM 1 JUNE 2020, the whole of South Africa has moved to disaster alert level 3. As a result, most businesses that were prohibited from operating under alert levels 5 and 4 can re-open. In developing and implementing their return to work strategies, employers must comply with certain legal obligations…
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 10:20

SABRIC ANNUAL CRIME STATS 2019

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SABRIC, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, on behalf of the banking industry has released its annual crime stats for 2019 and is pleased to announce that robust mitigation strategies deployed by member banks and partners are showing results. In 2019, associated robberies decreased by 2%. An associated robberyis…
by Eric Madumo ​On 2 June, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority (the Authorities) published Joint Standard 2 of 2020, dealing with margin requirements for non-centrally cleared OTC derivative transactions. The objectives of the standard include achieving consistent pricing across the OTC derivatives market and international compliance. 1.…
23 June 2020: With the nation remaining in state of flux due to lockdown measures, 21st Century’s ongoing survey series continues to examine South African businesses and the action they are taking to mitigate current circumstances. The seventh survey in the series covered Harnessing Talent post-COVID-19. These are some of…
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 09:25

Five Rand Fund for the Forgotten SMME

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COVID-19: FINANCIAL RELIEF, ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE TO HELP SMME’s SURVIVE AND THRIVE South Africa has been placed on a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown, and like many businesses in South Africa, you’ve most likely closed shop, and let your customers know that your business won’t be operating during the lockdown. Although Small Business…
Vince De Castro, Marketing Director: Partnerships at CM Trading, shares a few ideas for making your business stand out as many sectors go back to work under lockdown level 3. The CM Trading Partners platform is a training and trading resource for forex traders that allows you to generate a passive…
​​​​​Covid-19 has, and will continue to, impact the private equity industry. Webber Wentzel and BLC Robert have joined forces to answer some key questions which, based on their combined experience, are of particular relevance to fund manager​s. Frequently Asked Questions Covid-19 implications on private equity - June 2020 What has…
Asmita Thakor, partner at Webber Wentzel Since 2012, when Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (PPM) acquired mining rights over the farm Wilgespruit, the Lesetlheng Land Committee (LLC) has engaged in a longstanding dispute and many court battles with the mine. PPM is a subsidiary of Sedibelo Platinum Mines, whose major shareholders are…

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