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Amendments to Employment Legislation and What Employers Can Expect

The Labour Laws Amendment Bill is a new piece of legislation which seeks to introduce parental leave for not only the birth of a child, but also for parents who choose to adopt or commission the services of a surrogate.

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New Navigational Aids Being Introduced at Port Maputo

The National Institute for Hydrography and Navigation of Mozambique (INAHINA) is spending US$3.5 million on navigational aids at the port of Maputo.

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Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa Calls for Strike Action

Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa (RETUSA) has called for indefinite strike action to take place on Wednesday 11 July.

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Rules of Origin – The “direct transport” Rule – Shipping & Logistics update

It is well-established that in order for goods to enjoy preferential treatment on importation proof of origin must be submitted to the customs authority of the importing country.

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Richards Bay Coal Terminal Upgrades to Boost Productivity and Improve Vessel Turnaround Times

The ZAR 1.34 billion machinery upgrade at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) includes the replacement of stackers and ship loaders.

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New Rules for B-BBEE

Soon 51% black-owned large enterprises will be level 2; and
"At least 30% black-women owned" finally means "at least" and not "more than"!

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Customs Treatment of Goods Lost in a Robbery of Hi-Jacking

The SCA has at last settled the uncertainty in relation to the application of rebate item 412.09 of Schedule 4 to the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964 when it handed down judgment in the case of SARS v Encarnacao N.O. on 29 May 2018.

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Michael Asherson to Join Shepstone & Wylie in November 2018

We are delighted to announce that Michael Asherson will be joining our Shipping & Logistics team in Durban as a Partner on 1 November 2018.

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Are you planning to relocate and have your goods shipped – Shipping & Logistics Update

General Average is a marine legal principle which is declared by the master of a ship when the ship is faced with a life-threatening situation such as fire or a severe storm.

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Shipping Lines Urge Transnet to Overhaul Cape Town’s Aging Fleet

Local online publication Freight & Trading Weekly has in its 1 June 2018 publication reported that shipping lines have urged Transnet to consider redeploying some of its tugs currently operating in the Eastern Cape to the port of Cape Town.

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