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Arbitration agreements in construction contracts

31st January 2020 Authored by Fasken senior associates Antoinette van der Merwe and Jesicca Rajpal In the construction and project space, the contracting parties often focus on and pay significant attention to the commercial provisions as well as the provisions relating to their goals and objectives. Although... 

Land Reform: Parliament invites comments on proposed Constitutional amendment to explicitly provide for nil compensation

20th January 2020 The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa (“Parliament”) published a notice in the Government Gazette on 13 December 2019, inviting written comments by interested persons on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill, 2019 (“Draft Bill”). The main object of the Draft Bill is stated to... 

Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines Open for Comment

14th January 2020 On 4 December 2019, the Minister for the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (the "DMR") published the draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines (the "Draft Guidelines") for public comment. According to the Draft Guidelines, interested and affected parties are invited to submit written... 

Draft Amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations

19th December 2019 On 28 November 2019, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy published the Draft Amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations, 2019 ("Draft Amendment Regulations") for public comment. According to the Draft Amendment Regulations, interested and affected parties... 
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Tax increases would spell gloom for South African retail stocks

Johannesburg’s retail stocks will likely bear the brunt of tax increases, should South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni target consumers with revenue-raising measures in his budget Wednesday. Consumer spending power in Africa’s most-industrialized market is under severe strain, with... 

South Africa confirms locust outbreak in Namibia, Karoo region

A locust outbreak in Namibia and South Africa’s northwestern Karoo region may pose a threat to grazing lands in a region that’s already prone to droughts. South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed the outbreak of brown locusts in a newsletter published on its... 
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