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Africa 2019 – The Optimist's View

8th January 2019 Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident? These and other questions are eloquently ventilated at the plethora of Africa Investment conferences – including our own Hogan Lovells Africa forums in London and Johannesburg –and 2018 has been no different. 

Understanding the local cannabis industry – “weeding” out confusion

10th December 2018 Following the recent landmark decision of the South African Constitutional Court, in which the private and personal use of cannabis was decriminalised, together with the publication of guidelines regarding the cultivation of cannabis for medical, scientific and clinical research purposes, an... 

Second-hand purchases: Are consumers protected by the CPA or not?

5th December 2018 Prior to the establishment of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (the Act) there was an unfavourable balance of power in respect of sale transactions in favour of the supplier. The implementation of the Act has gone a long way to redistribute the power equally among consumers and suppliers.... 

Your boss cannot “just" change your employment contact

5th December 2018 It's always an exciting time, when one secures a new job and signs an employment contract. The excitement can quickly turn to disappointment, however, when the employer decides to unilaterally change the employment contract or even the working hours.  In terms of the Labour Relations Act, an... 
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Western Cape govt starts Holgaten trunk road improvement project

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has started a project to improve and reseal 16.5 km of trunk road between Holgaten and Oudtshoorn, and reseal another 6.7 km section of trunk road between Holgaten and Uniondale. The first section is a major north-south link between... 

Wine export values rise despite drought, lower volumes

Despite 2018 being a challenging year for the wine industry, with a low-yielding harvest owing to the regional drought, the Wines of South Africa (WoSA) Export Report has found positive growth in the overall value of exports. The 4% increase in the value of exports to R9.06-billion reflected... 
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