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26
JUN

The role and responsibility of boards in the Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 has changed organisations fundamentally, including their leadership and governance. Businesses with strong boards which have listened to and communicated empathetically with stakeholders and those that have adopted a stakeholder inclusive approach may better fare in this crisis in the long run.

In this podcast, corporate governance experts from Webber Wentzel and Linklaters unpack the key issues related to corporate governance during Covid-19, covering local and international trends and experiences.

Guest for this podcast are:
Christo Els - Senior Partner, Webber Wentzel
Tom Shropshire - the Global Head of Linklaters' U.S. practice and corporate partner based in London and New York
Madelein Burger - a partner in Webber Wentzel’s corporate and M&A team, based in Johannesburg

Executive Producer: Paula Youens
Host: Giles White, senior advisor for the Africa Group at Webber Wentzel
Podcast Production Company: www.volume.africa
24
JUN

Part 3: Restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa

Expats working in South Africa raise a myriad of complexities related to immigration, labour law and tax which employers and employees will need to understand. Webber Wentzel and IBN Immigration Solutions have partnered together to help provide some clarity on some of the key issues which arise. The podcast is broken into three parts - the first session looks at whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts. In the second session, we unpack common questions around work visas and employment contracts. In our third and final discussion, we look at restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa.

Experts featured in this podcast include: Andreas Krensel - the managing owner of IBN Immigration Solutions (a company that provides specialist immigration services for SA and several other countries); Joon Chong - a partner at Webber Wentzel and tax specialist and Kirsten Eisner, also a partner at Webber Wentzel and an employment law specialist.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens
Host: Johan Olivier
Podcast Production Company: www.volume.africa

Part 1: Assessing whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts.
Part 2: Common questions around work visas and employment contracts.
Part 3: Restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa.
24
JUN

Part 2: Common questions around work visas and employment contracts

Expats working in South Africa raise a myriad of complexities related to immigration, labour law and tax which employers and employees will need to understand. Webber Wentzel and IBN Immigration Solutions have partnered together to help provide some clarity on some of the key issues which arise. The podcast is broken into three parts - the first session looks at whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts. In the second session, we unpack common questions around work visas and employment contracts. In our third and final discussion, we look at restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa.

Experts featured in this podcast include: Andreas Krensel - the managing owner of IBN Immigration Solutions (a company that provides specialist immigration services for SA and several other countries); Joon Chong - a partner at Webber Wentzel and tax specialist and Kirsten Eisner, also a partner at Webber Wentzel and an employment law specialist.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens
Host: Johan Olivier
Podcast Production Company: www.volume.africa

Part 1: Assessing whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts.
Part 2: Common questions around work visas and employment contracts.
Part 3: Restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa.
24
JUN

Part 1: Assessing whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts

Expats working in South Africa raise a myriad of complexities related to immigration, labour law and tax which employers and employees will need to understand. Webber Wentzel and IBN Immigration Solutions have partnered together to help provide some clarity on some of the key issues which arise. The podcast is broken into three parts - the first session looks at whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts. In the second session, we unpack common questions around work visas and employment contracts. In our third and final discussion, we look at restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa.

Experts featured in this podcast include: Andreas Krensel - the managing owner of IBN Immigration Solutions (a company that provides specialist immigration services for SA and several other countries); Joon Chong - a partner at Webber Wentzel and tax specialist and Kirsten Eisner, also a partner at Webber Wentzel and an employment law specialist.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens
Host: Johan Olivier
Podcast Production Company: www.volume.africa

Part 1: Assessing whether expat workers fall under South African employment law, and various aspects of contracts.
Part 2: Common questions around work visas and employment contracts.
Part 3: Restructuring employment contracts for expats working in South Africa.
28
MAY

The Effect of Covid-19 on Cybersecurity and Cyber Breaches

Cybercrime is always a threat for businesses and governments. But the threat escalated during the Covid-19 lockdown, when working from home became the “new normal". Cybercrime is potentially very costly for businesses: the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack cost an estimated hundreds of millions of dollars for businesses around the world, including in South Africa. In this podcast several Webber Wentzel experts discuss several issues relevant to business in managing the risks associated with cybercrime, including necessary security measures, privacy and POPI, insurance and the legal consequences of a breach of data.

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts featured in this episode: Warren Hero (information technology), Karl Blom (regulatory), Dario Milo (crisis & reputation management), Kim Rew (insurance), Caroline Theodosiou (insurance) and Priyesh Daya (dispute resolution).

Executive Producer: Paula Youens
Host: Lisa Swaine
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.
22
MAY

The Effect of Covid-19 on the Retail Sector - Part 2

Webber Wentzel has recently launched Webber Wentzel Legal Insights. The first series on the channel relates to the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on various sectors. Today's episode is part two of a two-part episode that focuses on the retail sector and gathers insights from several Webber Wentzel experts looking at some key issues for the sector – trying to unpack both the issues and the opportunities, now and looking forward.

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts featured in this episode: Maria Philippides (insurance), Bernadette Versfeld (intellectual property), Nirvasha Singh (tax - TERS benefit), Mbali Nkosi (health and safety), Dhevarsha Ramjettan (employment) and Shirleen Ritchie (tax - deductions).

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Host: Toby Shapshak.
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.
20
MAY

The Effect of Covid-19 on the Retail Sector - Part 1

Webber Wentzel has recently launched Webber Wentzel Legal Insights. The first series on the channel relates to the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on various sectors. Today's episode is part one of a two-part episode that focuses on the retail sector and gathers insights from several Webber Wentzel experts looking at some key issues for the sector – trying to unpack both the issues and the opportunities, now and looking forward.

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts featured in this episode: Michael Evans (regulatory), Pooja Dela (crisis and reputation management), Robert Wilson (competition - excessive pricing) and Mark McIntosh (real estate - force majeure).

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.

Host: Toby Shapshak.

This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.
20
MAY

Media Law: Defamation - Episode 5

This is Webber Wentzel Legal Insights with your host, Dario Milo.

This is episode 5 of our series on Media Law and we are looking at a very important recent defamation case where two veteran journalists, represented by Webber Wentzel, successfully sued the Economic Freedom Party for being called Stratcom agents. Dario's guests are the two applicants in that case - celebrated journalist, author and Economics Editor at SABC NEWS Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki, and the Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University Anton Harber. Anton is the founder and former Editor of the Mail & Guardian and the former Editor-in-Chief of eNCA. Anton and Thandeka go back 30 years to explain the background to this fascinating defamation case and then discuss the judgment itself. It is a deep dive behind the scenes of a stunning legal case.

Host: Dario Milo
Executive Producer: Paula Youens
This podcast is produced by Volume.
18
MAY

The Effect of Covid-19 on the TMT Sector

Webber Wentzel has recently launched Webber Wentzel Legal Insights. The first series on the channel relates to the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on various sectors. This episode recorded last week gathers insights from several Webber Wentzel experts who seek to unpack issues related to tracking and tracing; workplace well-being and employees; technology opportunity; fake news; the ability to resolve disputes through the courts as well as e-payment systems and government endeavors to build these platforms and finally issues related to tax.

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts from this episode: Nozipho Mngomezulu, Dario Milo, Leanne Mostert, Dawid De Villiers, Cor Kraamwinkel, and Shane Johnson.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Host: Toby Shapshak.
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.
13
MAY

Media Law: Media Ethics - Episode 4

This is Webber Wentzel Legal Insights’ series on Media Law hosted by Dario Milo.

In this episode we are going to be looking at Media Ethics - issues such as self-regulation, rights of reply, verification, privacy and public interest and ethical regulation of online speech.

Dario's guests are Press Ombudsman Pippa Green and Associate Professor of Journalism at Wits, Dr Glenda Daniels.

Green holds an MSc in journalism from New York’s Columbia University and has held many senior editorial positions in both print and broadcast media as well as being a member of the SABC board between 2010 and 2013.

Daniels joined the Department of Media Studies at the University of The Witwatersrand in 2015.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.
Host: Dario Milo.
This podcast is produced for Webber Wentzel by Volume.
06
MAY

Media Law: Surveillance - Episode 3

This is Webber Wentzel Legal Insights with your host Dario Milo. In this episode we continue our series on Media Law by looking at Surveillance. This is the third episode in the series of 5.

Surveillance by the government and others of journalists has become a major concern around the world, and increasingly in South Africa. amaBhungane's challenge to aspects of the surveillance laws - seeking to compel greater checks and balances - is pending before the Constitutional Court. Unjustified surveillance undermines our privacy rights, and also impacts on freedom of expression and media freedom.

Dario's guests are Sam Sole and Jane Duncan. Sam, award-winning investigative journalist and amaBhungane co-managing partner, fortuitously discovered he was under surveillance and with his colleagues at amaBhunagne decided to challenge the law. Professor Jane Duncan is in the Department of Journalism, Film and Television, at the University of Johannesburg and is the author of the book “Stopping the Spies: Constructing and resisting the surveillance state in South Africa”.
29
APR

Media Law: Disinformation - Episode 2

Welcome to Webber Wentzel Legal Insights. With over 150 years of experience and deep industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is the leading full-service law firm on the African continent.

In this series, your host Dario Milo unpacks media law in an exciting and informative way. In this episode he explores the problem of disinformation (false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive). Although this episode is not focused on Covid-19, and was recorded before the "false news" crime now enacted in the Lockdown Regulations – the topic is particularly timely given the extent of disinformation that we have seen related to the pandemic.

Dario is joined on this episode by William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa, an organisation that monitors the media and implements successful media strategies for change. Together they will tackle topics such as using defamation law to address disinformation, Media Monitoring Group's Real 411 initiative to address digital disinformation, and whether there should be tighter legal regulation of disinformation.

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