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With the world hit by COVID-19, there has been an increase in the usage of technology to ensure business continuity.
As South Africa sees a surge in COVID-19 infections, consumers are increasingly faced with overpriced products on the shelves. The Competition Commission continues to receive complaints, from customers who are already feeling the pinch. The question is, does the Competition Competition have the capacity to clamp down on price gouging? Joining CNBC Africa for this discussion is Makgale Mohlala, Head of Cartels at the Competition Commission and Shawn van der Meulen, Partner at Webber Wentzel.
Khurshid Fazel, Partner at Webber Wentzel and Head of the Financial Services Sector joins CNBC Africa to unpack the role of investment banking during the Covid-19 outbreak and the impact that the outbreak has on the financial services sector in key African economies.
CNBC Africa is joined by Brian Dennehy from Webber Wentzel to give insight into the 2019 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill which has made significant and unexpected amendment to how preference shares will be treated for tax purposes.
The Department Of labour has come out to say it intends to deregister one of the country’s biggest mining unions, just weeks before crucial platinum-industry wage talks are expected to begin. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) "has ceased to function in terms of its constitution," and "is not a genuine trade union," the registrar of labour relations said in a notice published in the Government Gazette. The Union will hold a press briefing tomorrow to respond. Brett Abraham, Partner, Webber Wentzel joins CNBC Africa to give insight.
2018 was an eventful year for private equity Africa. We saw the fall of the Abraaj which was the largest buyout fund in the Middle East and North Africa collapse due to a row with investors. This suggests that in 2019 they will be significant changes in the private equity industry with emphasis on stakeholder strategies. Michael Denenga, Partner at Webber Wentzel and a specialist in Private Equity and fund formation.
The South African Mining game is under pressure because Judge Annali Basson has changed the rules. A high court ruling in the case of Xolobeni versus big mining business, decided that a right to mine could not be granted without full informed consent from community members. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Manus Booysen, Partner at Webber Wentzel.
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