On 30 October 2018, the Legal Practice Council (“the Council”) came into effect. In terms of the powers bestowed on it by the Legal Practice Act No. 28 of 2014 (“the Act”), the Council is empowered, amongst others, to develop norms and standards to guide the conduct of legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities.
The law does not expressly forbid employees from having more than one job. But employers may do more than just frown upon it when their staff start offering the same services they provide to their employer after hours or on weekends to their clients. Even worse if they undercut their employer’s pricing and start selling the same products in competition.
The publication of the Green Finance Taxonomy by the National Treasury in April 2022 (the “Taxonomy”) has asserted the commitment of the South African Government to sustainable development through the establishment of a classification tool that defines the minimum requirements for the selection of projects and sectors that are eligible for green financing.