The Minister of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“DFFE”) recently published a notice inviting consultation on her intention to publish a National Guideline for Consideration of Climate Change Implications in Applications for Environmental Authorisations, Atmospheric Emission Licences and Waste Management Licences (the “Guideline”). The Guideline has been published in response to recent case law, which suggests that climate change is a relevant consideration in certain environmental related applications and decision-making processes...
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National Treasury Set to Limit Assessed Tax Losses: Agricultural and Mining Sectors Among those Industries to Bear the Brunt
The National Treasury (“NT”’) published its draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill with accompanying Explanatory Memorandum on 28 July 2021 (the “draft Bill”). By now it is well known that the draft Bill contains a fairly radical proposal: section 20 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (“the Act”) will be amended to limit the amount of an assessed tax loss that may be set-off against taxable income. The current proposal is to limit the assessed loss to 80% of the “taxable income” derived in any one year of assessment...
Head of ENSafrica’s IP department Gaelyn Scott is one of only three women in South Africa to have been included in Managing IP’s IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP for 2021/22. The publication recognises senior female IP practitioners in private practice from over 30 jurisdictions who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. Gaelyn is consistently recognised as one of the top trade mark litigators in South Africa. She founded the intellectual property department at ENSafrica twelve years ago and has contributed significantly to its growth to a team of over 50 people and to it quickly becoming a force within the African IP legal market...
ENSafrica is pleased to announce that the following practitioners in Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa have been promoted to Executive, bolstering our service offerings in these practice areas and jurisdictions: • Jacqui Kaufmann Shipping and Logistics CPT • Joseph Konadu Dispute Resolution ACC • Kathleen Taylor Banking and Finance CPT • Noma Modise Project Development and Project Finance JNB • Patricia Jane Mumuni Corporate Commercial ACC • Rakhee Dullabh Corporate Commercial JNB • Shrivan Dabee Dispute Resolution MRU “Their outstanding achievement is all the more commendable amid the enormous challenges of the past year,” said ENSafrica Chief Executi