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Cox Yeats adds to annual awards haul with Best Lawyers win for 2024
The legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review title, Best Lawyers® has announced the winners in the 15th Edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa for 2024. A total of 15 Cox Yeats lawyers were recognised in their areas of speciality on this year's list. Founded more than four decades ago, Best Lawyers was created with the primary goal of assisting those in need of legal counsel to find the right lawyer to meet their needs. Through the evaluation of their peers, these lawyers have been recognised as the top-tier talent in their specialities. The 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa awarded 879 lawyers in 61 practice areas across four metropolitan areas. 20 Nov 2023 Read more

The liberalisation of the energy sector and climate change
Since the president's State of the Nation Address in 2022, significant steps have been taken by government to liberalise the energy sector, loosen the hold which Eskom has on the generation and distribution of electricity and move from a monopolistic electricity supply model to a competitive model. 9 Nov 2023 Read more

New faces and trading places: Celebrating the women of Cox Yeats
"This year marks 100 years since the promulgation of the Women Legal Practitioners Act 7 of 1923, enabling women to practice law and changing the trajectory of the legal profession for ever," says Andrew Clark, managing partner of Cox Yeats in Durban. 13 Sep 2023 Read more

Court clamps down on the abuse of business rescue proceedings to avoid winding-up proceedings
Business rescue proceedings are a mechanism to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed. Such proceedings are primarily aimed at restoring a company to solvency that should not be abused by a company with no prospects of being rescued to avoid a winding-up or to obtain some respite from creditors. 26 Jul 2023 Read more

Adjudication enforcement: Is it effective?
Considering liquidation and re-issued negative certificates in state construction contracts 4 Jul 2023 Read more

Can companies exclude liability through contractual clauses?
The recent split decision of the Constitutional Court in the case of Fujitsu Services Core (Pty) Ltd v Schenker South Africa (Pty) Ltd raises some important questions about the enforceability of such clauses, as well as their alignment with public policy. 4 Jul 2023 Read more

Restoring trust: Supreme Court raises accountability standards in tenders
A study of Regiments Capital Tender for SA Diplomatic Office in New York 27 Jun 2023 Read more

National Health Insurance Bill
Records indicate that almost 85% of South Africans depend on the public health care system. Back in 2019/2020, the National Department of Health estimated that the spend on public health care was about R220bn with R250bn being spent on private health care which services about 15% of South Africans. The disparity between the public and private healthcare systems is undeniable. Few users of the private health system voluntarily use the public health system. The state of the public health system is no secret in South Africa. Something needs to change. 25 Jun 2023 Read more

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