25 June 2021

The POPI Act

Lawtons Africa internal communication.

See below PDF.

26 February 2021

Tax Guide 2021/22 (South Africa)

Prepared by the Tax and Exchange Control team of Lawtons Africa.

Read the full article here.

Updated as at 30 May 2020

Vulnerable employees and COVID-19 workplace accommodation 

Employers have an obligation to, as far as reasonably practical, provide a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of their employees.
The attached guide is intended to assist employers in accommodating vulnerable employees in the workplace.
Prepared by the Employment Law Team of Lawtons Africa.

Updated as at 20 April 2020

In the face of COVID-19: A quick guide to business relief

A report on what relief is available for businesses and employees in South Africa in light of COVID-19.

4 May 2020

Return to Work: Basic Guide for Employers, Level 4 Lockdown Restrictions

A large number of businesses will return to trade.  This is pursuant to the 29 April Alert Level 4 lockdown Regulations. 
Employees in permitted services will now resume work under strict conditions. The Regulations specifically exclude the workplace in the definition of gathering. The attached guide is intended to assist employers in the resumption of their operations. 
Prepared by the Employment Law Team of Lawtons Africa.

18 May 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Lawtons Africa and Asafo & Co. announce landmark tie-up in South Africa

Lawtons Africa is pleased to announce that we have reached a landmark agreement to join forces with Asafo & Co. (a pan- African law firm) to create Asafo & Lawtons.


The Lawtons Inc Johannesburg office will continue to operate under the name Lawtons Africa and will continue operating in South Africa to support clients on engagements in the domestic market.


The Asafo & Co. Johannesburg office (a separate South African company called Asafo & Co. Pty Ltd) will trade as "Asafo & Lawtons" (“Asafo & Lawtons”).  

See below PDF for the full press release.

29 June 2020

The Constitutional Court rules section 67(1) is a procedural time-bar capable of condonation  

On 24 June 2020, the Constitutional Court (“the Court”) handed down a landmark judgment in the matter between the Competition Commission of South Africa and Pickfords Removals SA (Pty) Limited. The apex court had to make a determination relating to the prescription provision, section 67(1), of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 (as amended) (“the Competition Act”).

Read the full article here.

See below PDF for the full judgement.