Alison Lee

Alison Lee

NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 3 (19 – 23 September 2022)

Dear All,


Please see the latest happenings for this week.


Alison and her great team.







The approval of a scheme of arrangement by shareholders


In Sand Grove Opportunities Master Fund Ltd and Others v Distell Group Holdings Ltd and Others [2022] 2 All SA 855 (WCC), the court looked at the standing of an investment fund not registered as a shareholder and whether it can object to a scheme of arrangement.






How does remote working impact diversity and inclusion?


A diverse and inclusive workplace is an important feature of an employer’s identity as this enables high performance and greater innovation within the workplace. Even if you think your organisation is getting it right, there’s always more you can do to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.






Information Regulator intends to draft a guidance note on the interpretation of s 69 of POPIA


Ms Tlakula said that the Regulator intends to draft a Guidance Note on the interpretation of s 69 of POPIA and will engage relevant stakeholders in this regard. However, she added that s 69 is clear in so far as the requirements for direct marketing through unsolicited electronic communication are concerned






Are we about to see SA’s tobacco bill go up in flames?


Despite mounting evidence that vaping is a viable smoking cessation tool, the South African Health Department has lumped it in the same category as tobacco products within the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill – likely to be submitted to parliament before the end of the year.




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