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We are a full service law firm - with an extensive reach across Africa - consisting of more than 350 lawyers and a track record spanning over 167 years.

We are able to provide experienced legal support and an authentic knowledge-based and cost-effective legal service for clients looking to do business in key markets across Africa. Our Africa practice brings together the resources and expertise of leading business law firms across the continent that have direct experience acting for governments, state agencies and multinational organisations. This combined experience across the continent produces an extensive African capability. We also partner with other professional disciplines such as audit, business consulting or corporate finance disciplines to provide a seamless and integrated solution for projects that have a multi-disciplinary dimension.

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We focus on a number of key sectors which are active and thriving in Africa, including Mergers & Acquisitions; Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fishing; Commercial Real Estate; Consumer Goods, Services & Retail; Energy and Power; Oil & Gas; Financial Institutions, Services & Fintech; Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency; Government & State-owned Entities; Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals;  Hospitality & Leisure;  Gambling & Regulatory Compliance; Industrials & Manufacturing; Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics; Mining & Minerals; Private Equity; and Technology & Communications.

SOUTH AFRICA | The considerations around the application for mandatory vaccination policies based on religious grounds

As various businesses across South Africa attempt to return to some level of normality, the question of mandatory vaccine policies finds itself at the forefront. Dylan Bouchier and Alistair Dey-van Heerden from the CDH Employment Law practice, unpack the considerations around applications for exemption from mandatory workplace vaccine policies, based on religious grounds in light of the most recent international jurisprudence on the issue. 

Click here to listen to the podcast.

CDH offers guides related to COVID alert levels, and vaccination policies that can be found on their website - https://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/practice-areas/employment.html#tab-guidelines

 

South Africa's anticipated policy and legislative reform on the employment of foreign nationals

On 28 February 2022, the Minister of Employment and Labour published a Draft National Migration Policy and Employment Services Amendment Bill for public comment. This podcast focuses on the Bill which seeks to regulate and facilitate the employment of foreign nationals. Once enacted, the Minister will be able to introduce quotas for the employment of foreign nationals either across sectors, occupational categories, nationally, or within one or more regions in a sector. Employers of foreign nationals will be required to ascertain that they are entitled to work in Souh Africa, and to perform the work for which they are employed, satisfy themselves that no other person in South Africa (other than foreign nationals) has requisite skills to fill the vacancy – before recruiting the foreign national, and to prepare a skills transfer plan. Finally, digital labour platforms will be recognised as employers. 

Click here to listen to the podcast by Phetheni Nkuna

 

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