Without Prejudice - Volume 9, Issue 8, 2009
Volume 9, Issue 8, 2009
Author Mpho SemenyaSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 41 –42 (2009)More Less
The Western Cape High Court has handed down judgement in Swartland Winery Limited v Group LFE (SA) (Pty) Limited and another, Case No. 16231/2008, a case which confirms that a trademark consisting of a geographical indicator may be capable of distinguishing the goods and services of the proprietor if it has become distinctive as a result of substantial use.
Author Carmel RickardSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 44 –45 (2009)More Less
Strange how difficult it can be to escape our past. Jakkals, for example, even though it's been a very long time since he ate a sheep (or anything else for that matter, it being difficult to source food when you are permanently draped over barbed wire) is constantly taunted as a sheep thief and a murderer of baby lambs. Some days, life on his section of fence is rather like being in the stocks, the way farmers and other passers-by pelt him with rude names and sometimes even cow-pats.
Author Beric CroomeSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 46 –47 (2009)More Less
The Revenue Laws Amendment Act (60 of 2008) introduced various amendments to the Income Tax Act, (58 of 1962, as amended) to encourage land conservation by taxpayers and also to encourage farmers to conserve land and to incur maintenance expenses in terms of bio-diversity agreements concluded under the Environmental Management : Bio-Diversity Management Act (10 of 20040).
Author Mansoor ParkerSource: Without Prejudice 9 (2009)More Less
South Africa has the good fortune of possessing many renewable energy sources that remain largely untapped. A 2003 White Paper on Renewable Energy estimated that the upper limit of wind energy available to be captured in South Africa is 3 GW. The wind power is generally good along the entire coast.
Author Reinhardt BuysSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 49 –50 (2009)More Less
Based on the fact that no law currently prescribes the retention and archiving of e-mail messages, many local businesses delete e-mail after 60 or 90 days. Though the practice of archiving all outgoing e-mail messages for at least three years is well established in the United States and the European Union, many South African businesses continue to rely on the fact that e-mail retention is not prescribed by law to justify deletion after a certain period
Author Cobie LegrangeSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 51 –52 (2009)More Less
The colourful chart (Figure 1) gives the annual returns for each of the major investable asset classes in South Africa for the past ten years. A quick glance shows that the best-performing asset class in 1999 was South African shares (red), whereas the poorest performer was international bonds (purple). Interestingly, nine years later in 2008, this position is reversed, with international bonds in the top spot and SA shares at the bottom. In the years between, there seems to be no discernible pattern, but rather a random distribution of colour blocks.
Author David GleasonSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 55 –56 (2009)More Less
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 59 –60 (2009)More Less
Drop-tops are always pretty but the Peugeot 308 CC is drop-dead gorgeous. The 308 CC is currently French car-maker, Peugeot's, flagship and, if you consider that Peugeot is probably France's top manufacturer , it necessarily follows that the 308 CC is the best example of motoring wizardry to be imported from that country.
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 60 –61 (2009)More Less
Many eons ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I enrolled in a university programme leading to a Master of Arts degree. One of my fellow students was Iranian, Haddid (pronounced Hadeed). Sporting a crisp white shirt, conservative tie, polite, hard-working, but also hard-of-hearing, Haddid exuded an olde-worlde dignity in contrast to the grubby ethos of plate-glass universities in the UK in the 1970s.
Author Eben Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 62 –63 (2009)More Less
Most wine drinkers probably share the perception that South African wines are always placed a good second best after those of other more prominent wine producing countries such as France and Australia. A comparison between the best wine of France, Australia and South Africa is, unfortunately, not an opportunity that the average wine drinker, or even the average wine connoisseur, will very often enjoy.
Author Michael AverySource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 64 –65 (2009)More Less
SABMiller may be toasting its recently inked R6bn empowerment deal as a testament to the company's commitment to social upliftment but the real fizz in this cleverly brewed transaction is in its ability to help ward off an expected, and highly anticipated, assault in its own back yard.