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South African Competition Amendment Bill 2018

On Tuesday 23 October 2018, the National Assembly elected to pass the South African Competition Amendment Bill 2018 (the “Bill“).  The next step is its referral to the National Counsel of Provinces (“NCOP”) and a further opportunity for stakeholder submissions. The Bill’s objective is to introduce provisions that clarify and improve the determination of prohibited […]

Right to be Forgotten

Google will be arguing in court today over the European Union’s (“EU”) privacy laws being applied worldwide, specifically with regard to the “right to be forgotten”. The saga began in 2015 when France’s Privacy Regulator held that Google was required to meet the EU’s data laws for its domains, globally. As a result of the […]


FREEDOM DAY Freedom Day, on the 27th of April is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections after Apartheid in 1994. The first elections brought with it a new government, representative of the people of South Africa. But do you know how South Africa’s electoral system works? South Africa follows a closed-list […]

Busting Myths about Wine – SULPHITES

Busting Myths about Wine – SULPHITES If you have read the back label of a bottle of wine you would have noticed that just about all of them carry the warning “contains sulphites.” With consumers becoming more and more health conscious over the last couple of years, certain ingredients in the food industry have come […]

Do You Read Online Terms and Conditions? You Should and Here’s Why

Do You Read Online Terms and Conditions? You Should and Here’s Why “The Internet is a Real Place with Real Consequences” (Rebecca MacKinnon, Internet policy expert) We live in an age of online commerce. We buy and sell pretty much anything you can think of on the Internet, whilst contracting online for everything from an […]

Congratulations to Juliette!

A belated congratulations to our co-founder Juliette Thirsk who got married on 3 March this year in Paternoster. Congratulations to Juliette and Deon! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!


In May 2016, the European Union (“EU“) adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“). This regulation introduces a new set of data protection rules that will increase data protection for EU residents and citizens and places more stringent guidelines on the treatment of their personal data. It is important to note that the GDPR is […]

Commercial leases: Understanding the legalities

Whether you are Landlord or Tenant, it is imperative that you have an understanding of the legal and contractual implications of concluding a commercial lease, and what your rights and obligations are. Shelley Mackay Davidson While there are many aspects to consider, some key issues are briefly discussed below. Too often parties don’t fully consider […]