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Alison Lee

Alison Lee


Please see below the latest Legal happenings for the last week of February 2021.





Bargaining Council for the Fast Food, Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades proposals  -expects food services industry owners to comply with before the end of the month.


This new agreement takes the shape of increased staff wages, various levies, payments towards staff funeral benefits and provident funds, as well as monies to assist employees with the laundering of their uniforms; all of which the Bargaining Council for the Fast Food, Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades expects food services industry owners to comply with before the end of the month.






Why we need the Blue and Green Drop reports: ‘Everyone in SA lives downstream from a sewage discharge point’


Everyone in South Africa lives downstream from a sewage discharge point into their drinking water supply, which is why the Blue and Green Drop reports are so important, says water specialist Anthony Turton.







BUDGET IN A NUTSHELL | You won’t pay more tax to bankroll govt’s R19.3bn vaccine drive


Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of some relief as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni tabled a 2021 Budget Speech free from substantial tax hikes aimed at bankrolling South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.





South Africa aligning its maritime industry with the globe through the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020


The South African government aims to bring the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 (the Bill) into law with a view of aligning the South African maritime industry with that of the international markets by promoting inclusive growth, by prioritizing local industry, while meeting its international obligations as a party to various bilateral, multilateral agreements and duly adopted conventions.





Can information be requested in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act?


On 11 September 2020, the Gauteng Division of the High Court in Pretoria delivered an interesting judgment in Baleni regarding the rights of interested and affected parties in accessing a mining right application. Accordingly, this article seeks to set out the legal implications of this judgment on access to a mining right application or information.




Relief as EU deems UK data protection laws ‘adequate’


UK data protection law – reformed in 2018 to align with the EU General Data Protection Regulation – is sufficiently stringent to allow exchanges of personal data with the EU to continue, the European Commission has said in a long-awaited decision. A draft ‘adequacy’ ruling announced today was welcomed by the government, which described it as ‘logical’.


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