Working from home and the mandatory vaccine policy: Any intersectionality?

On 23 March 2020, President Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown for a period of 21 days with effect from 26 March 2020. This was extended for a further 14 day period. During this period, only those employers and employees engaged in essential services (hospitals, pharmacies and food retailers) were permitted to continue to operate. Those … Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS IS NAMED AFRICA-WIDE PROJECTS & ENERGY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR AT THE CHAMBERS AFRICA AWARDS 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills was named Africa-wide Projects & Energy Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Africa Awards 2022. These awards recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the region and they also reflect achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. In … Read more

Algeria – Launch of the Solar 1,000 MW call for tender

The Algerian Ministry of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies launched the “Solar 1,000 MW call for tender on 23 December 2021 (the “Call for Tender“). This Call for Tender aims to implement the first installment of the 15,000 MW of electricity generation capacity based on renewables that Algeria aims to achieve by 2035, as provided … Read more

Will the rest of organised business join the National Black Consumer Council’s urgent approach to the Constitutional Court re mandatory vaccinations in the workplace?

On 6 January 2022, the media reported that the National Black Consumer Council (NBCC) had launched an urgent application in the Constitutional Court (Court). The purpose of the application, according to the report, is to seek clarity from the Court as to whether the Consolidated Direction on Occupational Health and Safety in Certain Workplaces (Direction) issued by the … Read more

ESG Tracker SADC Region November 2021

There are so many ESG-related publications and developments that it is hard to keep abreast of them all. For this reason, HSF publishes a monthly tracker of ESG-related publications and developments, with a primary focus on developments that may be of most interest to or impact our clients in the Southern African Development Community, be … Read more