Cameron Dunstan-Smith wins Lexology Client Choice Award 2022

Cameron Dunstan-Smith, partner in our Johannesburg disputes and CC&I practice, has been selected as the winner for the Lexology Client Choice Awards 2022 for Investigations in South Africa. Cameron has extensive experience in conducting investigations and providing related compliance advice in South Africa and in the broader African market. As a specialist in anti-bribery and … Read more

ESG TRACKER SADC REGION OCTOBER 2022

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

ESG TRACKER SADC REGION SEPTEMBER 2022

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

ESG TRACKER SADC REGION AUGUST 2022

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

Are South African cops really not allowed to have visible tattoos?

Police Minister Bheki Cele said that people can’t join the police if they have tattoos, adding this has always been part of their recruitment policy. Policing experts agreed that rules about visible tattoos have been part of the recruitment process for a while. However, some legal experts have argued that this may be considered unfair discrimination. Police … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA LEGAL PRIVILEGE MEETS JOURNALISTIC FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Investigation reports compiled by law firms, accountants or forensic specialists for large companies are usually highly confidential but are also highly sought-after by media outlets seeking access to information which they believe to be in the public interest. Such seemingly incompatible perspectives – where one side wishes to use legal privilege to prevent dirty laundry … Read more

ESG TRACKER SADC REGION JUNE 2022

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

ANALYSIS | Jacqui Reed: Mandatory vaccine polices in the workplace – avoiding litigation

Jacqui Reed examines a recent CCMA decision which found that an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy and the rule emanating from that policy was unreasonable. In a recent CCMA decision, a commissioner found that the employer’s mandatory vaccination policy and the rule emanating from that policy was unreasonable. The commissioner also found that the employee’s dismissal on the … Read more

Key considerations when employing foreign nationals in South Africa

In the recent decision of the Western Cape High Court in Mukuru Financial Services (Pty) Ltd (“Mukuru”) and Another v Department of Employment and Labour, the Court considered whether a South Africa employer’s intention to employ foreign nationals rather than South African citizens or permanent residents could constitute unfair discrimination. Jacqui Reed joined South African … Read more