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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... 

Chief Restructuring Officer – What role can it play?

18th October 2019 South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are coming under tremendous pressure to do something to extricate themselves from their financial woes.  Any kind of bankruptcy event cannot be the answer:  because of the obvious cross-default impact such a declaration will have on various debt and... 

Fasken Enhances its Insolvency and Restructuring Expertise Bench Strength with New Hires

1st August 2019 Fasken announces the arrival of Haroon Laher, partner, in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group along with his team members, senior associate Lerothodi Mohale, associate Lillian Mello and legal assistant Charleen van Blerk. Haroon is well respected for his in-depth knowledge of financial... 
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