May 2016


Continuing uncertainty Insurance Law May 2016

It is a standard clause in insurance policies that an insured "shall take all reasonable steps and precautions to prevent accidents or losses to the property insured". This is because, in South Africa, the default position is that loss caused by an insured's negligent conduct is a risk that is assumed by an insurer when issuing an insurance policy. An insurer, in including such a clause in a policy, tries to exclude liability for an insured's negligence. Even though it is common practice for insurers to include such clauses in their policies, it remains unsettled in our law exactly when an insurer is entitled to repudiate a claim based solely on the negligence of an insured in the context of such a clause.

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National News - May 2016 National News May 2016

ENSAfrica

Promotions: Cape Town: Director: Carmen Gers – Tax. Ntokozo Maelane – Banking and finance. Durban: Director: Manisha Bugwandeen- Doorasamy – IP. Johannesburg: Director: Deon Beachen – Private Clients. Brian Jennings – Corporate Commercial. Muzi Khoza – Employment. Ntlhane Makena – Insolvency, Business Rescue and Debt Recovery. Lebusa Meso – Corporate Commercial. Isaivan Naidoo – Technology, Media and Telecommunications. Mauritius: Varuna Bunwaree Goburdhun – executive, barrister.

Appointments: Johannesburg: Associate: Jessica Blignaut – Corporate Commercial. Andries Kruger – Employment. Stellenbosch: Associate: Rabie Smal – Corporate Commercial. Tanzania: Raymond Ngatuni – associate – advocate. Admissions: Durban: Kirthi Kalyan – Dispute Resolution – associate.

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Corporate Finance Round-up . . . May 2016 Deal Selection May 2016

JSE Listed M&A

Brimstone Investment announced that it has increased its shareholding in Sea Harvest from 58.44% to 85% by acquiring an additional 26.56% stake held by Kagiso Strategic Investments III for R270m.

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A Safety, Privacy and Security Disclosure Lifestyle - Gadgets May 2016

Part2

Shortly after Part I of this article went to print, the FBI succeeded in cracking the San Bernardino iPhone. Orwellian concerns aside – the generalpopulation would be unlikely to suffer were the exploitation of our digital lives confined to the actions of law enforcement. The $16.31 billion in global card fraud which, as mentioned in Part I, climbed by 19% in 2014, may suggest that malicious high-tech criminals pose the biggest threat to our digital safety. We can, with some certainty, assume that most white-collar workers no longer use paper money to satisfy the bulk of their spending; debit orders, EFT's and card payments are some of the most common forms of payment.

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Aftertaste Constantia Glen Lifestyle - Wine May 2016

Constantia Glen was originally part of Simon van der Stel's bigger Constantia Estate. This boutique farm is literally in Cape Town, at the northern end of the Constantia Valley, just below Constantia Nek where the longer sunlight hours and cool maritime climate create a perfect environment for some of the best Bordeaux blends on offer in South Africa. The farm offers cheese and charcuterie platters and, during the winter months, soup and venison pie for a great wine tasting experience.

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Assembling the Perfect Team Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Legal practices in South Africa are facing dramatic changes and challenges. Changes driven by the impending transformation of the legal profession according to the Legal Practice Act (28 of 2014). The scope of work traditionally reserved for attorneys will be narrowed; there are changes in public needs, where consumers have greater access to electronic sources of legal information and are, therefore, more informed, and clients who increasingly demand predetermined legal “project" fees instead of accepting hourly billing. These changes, coupled with national economic uncertainty and the long simmering demand for access to legal services for all, could force law firms to rethink their fee structure. Some firms are already exploring or implementing low-cost options such as the outsourcing or automation of routine or repetitive work.

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Growing the ranks of women leaders in South African law firms Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Today, there are more women law school graduates in South Africa than men. Women are also well represented at the junior levels of most South African law firms. At my own firm, for instance, 56% of our legal services staff are female. However, the numbers start to decline at the more senior levels particularly in the equity partner ranks (at Webber Wentzel, for instance, 35% of all equity partners are women, although this is well above the global industry average of 22% and even further above the rather concerning South African industry average of 13%). Some of this decline is the result of a historical time lag, bearing in mind that equity partnership is the final rung in the career ladder and that a lawyer remains in that band until retirement. However, there are some barriers to retaining senior women that corporate law firms in particular need to work hard to eliminate.

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - University of Cape Town Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following Top Students of 2006 from the University of Cape Town, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Laura-Lee Atkinson-Hope

Julie Kourie

Andreas Welz

Jessica Blumenthal

Sima Ostrovsky

Lauren Kohn-Goldsmidt

Jeanette Safi

Kerry Kopke

Shaun van der Elst

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - University of Johannesburg Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the University of Johannesburg, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Nicola Fanucchi

Amy Fourie (née Coyle-Dowling)

Nastascha Harduth (née Van Vurren)

Yaniv Kleitman

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - University of KwaZulu-Natal Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Paul Boyce

Keren Watson (née Oliver)

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Carli Bothma-Kleu (née Bothma)

Lizanne Conradie

Deborah Casalin

Tamara Klos

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - University of Pretoria Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the University of Pretoria, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Gerda Bouwer

Philip Stoop

Dawid de Villiers

Christine Walmsley-Scott

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - Rhodes University Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the Rhodes University, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Rieka Gewaldt

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - Stellenbosch University Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the Stellenbosch University, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Karin Muller

Lisa Niemand

Johannes Smit

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Top students 2006, where are they now? - University of the Witwatersrand Top Students - 10 Years On May 2016

Find out what the following top students of 2006 from the University of the Witwatersrand, have been up to for the last 10 years :

Amy Gluckman

Ona Oshen (née Nwanna)

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