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Key Legal Highlights : 5 - 9 February 2024

Updated: Mar 12



This update includes a small selection of highlights from our paid subscription-based comprehensive newsletters and the latest blog posts. View free sample copies of our newsletters at https://www.lexinfo.co.za/newsletters or contact us at alert@lexinfo.co.za for more information or a quotation.


Case Law


View the summaries of the judgments handed down by the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal during January 2024 here.


Attorney Alert: 5 February 2024


Monday's edition includes information such as:

 

  • The minimum wage increase (RGN4331 GG 50073 p3 2Feb2023), which will come into effect on 1 March 2024.

  • The draft Regulations on proposed Sectoral Numerical Targets (RGN4295 GG 50058 p3 1Feb2024), published in terms of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 for comments within 90 days of publication.

  • The introduction of the Pension Funds Amendment Bill 3 of 2024 to Parliament, which deals with the savings withdrawal benefit.

  • Judgments reported in the latest edition of the All South African Law Reports and several new judgments and rulings from the High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Advertising Regulatory Board, Competition Tribunal and Companies Tribunal.

  • Journal articles from the latest editions of De Jure Law Journal, Stellenbosch Law Review and South African Intellectual Property Law Journal.


 

Employment and Labour Law Alert: 5 February 2024


This week's edition contains references to the following Government Gazette notices: 

 

The following Labour Court judgments are also included:


Insurance Law Alert: 6 February 2024


This week's edition includes information such as:

 

Also included are the following Financial Services Tribunal decisions:


Health Law Alert: 7 February 2024


Wednesday’s edition contains information on the trial of murder-accused paediatric surgeon Peter Beale; the concerns over the high number of unemployed doctors in SA; and the latest news regarding the NHI Bill.

 

The following Government Gazette notices have been published:

  • Adjustment to fees payable to brokers in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998 (GenN2288 GG 50041 p22 26Jan2024).

  • Draft dispensing fee to be charged by persons licensed in terms of section 22C(1)(a) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 (GN4324 GG 50071 p111 2Feb2024)

  • Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: (Draft dispensing fee for pharmacists for 2024) (GN4325 GG 50071 p114 2Feb2024)

 

Also included is the following journal article:


Energy Law Alert: 8 February 2024


Thursday’s edition contains information on the fuel price increases; the delayed reopening of Lily Mine; the backlog of mining licence applications; the new mining rights system and Eskom's load-limiting strategy.

 

The following Government Gazette notice has been published:

  • National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Act 53 of 2008:  Draft Regulations on the Format of the Application for a Radioactive Waste Disposal Certificate. (GN4297 GG 50060 p3 1Feb2024)


Law Practice Management Alert: January 2024


This newsletter is intended not only for legal professionals, but also for the legal support teams responsible for the day-to-day running of functions such as: human resources, knowledge management, legal operations, financial management, marketing (including social media and website administration), client relations, information technology and more.


The references below provide a preview of the content you can expect:


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Date posted: 9 February 2024


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