Do the work that can be done

Do the work that can be done

Following the President’s announcement of a twenty-one day lock down in South Africa to fight the spread of COVID 19, the Patents & Designs, Copyright and Trade Mark Divisions of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (cipc), gave notice (Notice 19 of...
Relaxing Forex?

Relaxing Forex?

In the budget speech delivered on 26 February 2020, the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, said that “Today we announce complementary measures to make it easier to do cross-border financial transactions, which will support trade and investment”. The Minister told...
Watch Your Treasure

Watch Your Treasure

Royal watchers, and many others who are exposed to noisy news, will know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced on Instagram that they “intend to step back as “senior” members of the Royal Family”. According to their statement, they aim to “work to become...
Zero Easy Banking?

Zero Easy Banking?

In the banking world, more zeros are often a good thing: R100 becomes R 1000. Zero fees. This is not always the case though and apparently not for banking trademarks. South African banking has recently been disrupted by a few low costs, digital banks. One of these is...
Oh No, Veldskoen

Oh No, Veldskoen

Veldskoen shoes have been an iconic part of South African footwear for a very long time. According to Wikipedia: “Veldskoene (or vellies, alternately velskoen) are Southern African walking shoes made from vegetable-tanned leather or soft rawhide uppers attached to a...