Business Law Focus

MULTIMEDIALIVE  |  Podcast , ±20 min episodes every 4 weeks, 2 days  | 
The Business Law Focus podcast series covers the latest and most important developments in business law and tax. Through exclusive interviews with leading experts in the field and the lawyers actually arguing the most important cases, these interviews cut through the noise to provide legal insights that matter for the C-suite, entrepreneurs and professionals.

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25
NOV

How to battle gender-based violence via the Disaster Management Act

Gender-based violence (GBV) is an ongoing ill bedevilling society and it needs to be rooted out as a priority. To do this, collective action and a firm commitment from broad stakeholders across society, government and the private sector is needed.

In this Business Law Focus podcast, panelists Patrick Bracher, a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Head of Risk and Sustainability at SPAR Group, Kevin O' Brien, call for a firmer commitment by broad roleplayers, driven by practical and actionable intent. Harnessing the powerful provisions of the Disaster Management Act, with its strict controls and resources, could be a very good place to start if the will is truly there to make a real impact.
08
OCT

How the 'Internet Censorship' Act tramples constitutional rights

In this episode of Business Law Focus, Evan Pickworth asks Janet MacKenzie, a partner and head of the TMT industry group for the Johannesburg office of global law firm Baker McKenzie, why the changes are ripe for a constitutional challenge if passed in their current form.

We discuss the next steps and determine the consequences for commerce if vast swathes of user-generated content are caught up in the wide net cast by these proposed Draconian rules.
24
AUG

Ubuntu in Commercial Contracts: Professor Michael Katz and panel provide much-needed clarity

In this first in a series of Business Day Law & Tax podcasts, editor of the publication and admitted attorney, Evan Pickworth is joined by Chairperson of ENSafrica, Professor Michael Katz, who gained wide recognition and plaudits for his excellent work as chair the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate the Taxation System of South Africa and is a leading authority on corporate law, M&A and tax.

Also on the panel is Professor Dale Hutchison, who is the Head of the Internal Research Unit at ENSafrica and has been a professor of private law at the University of Cape Town since 1983. Dale has gained significant recognition as a leading authority on contract law, and is widely published.

The final panelist is the highly experienced and regarded M&A lawyer, Julius Oosthuizen, who is the Joint Head of the Corporate Commercial department at ENsafrica, which is the largest department of its kind in Africa.

The panel debates the key principles of a recent precedent-setting Constitutional Court judgment, which provides much-needed clarity on the treatment of fairness, public policy and Ubuntu in determining the validity of commercial contracts.

3 episodes