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The golden rule: SARS clarifies a vendor’s entitlement to claim input tax in respect of second-hand gold
22 September 2017 Tax & Exchange Control

The golden rule: SARS clarifies a vendor’s entitlement to claim input tax in respect of second-hand gold

Subjection to certain exceptions, the Value-Added Tax Act, No 89 of 1991 (VAT Act) entitles a vendor to claim a notional input tax deduction in respect of second-hand goods acquired under a non-taxable supply, where such second-hand goods are acquired from a resident of the Republic for the purpose of consumption, use or supply in the course of making taxable supplies.

The nature of cession in security
20 September 2017 Finance & Banking

The nature of cession in security

The cession of incorporeal rights is a legal principle on which significant amounts of money are transacted in the South African market.

Time [for the] bar
20 September 2017 International Arbitration

Time [for the] bar

Prescribed; time barred; extinguished: all music to the ears of a defendant.

Recent judicial developments in Preferential Procurement Law
20 September 2017 Administrative & Public Law

Recent judicial developments in Preferential Procurement Law

Prior to the inception of the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations (Revised Regulations), our courts were recently confronted with the question of the extent of an organ of state’s powers to cancel a tender where there is a material irregularity. Specifically, on 29 March 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) addressed this issue in Head of Department, Mpumalanga Department of Education v Valozone 268 CC [2017] ZASCA 30 in light of the 2011 Preferential Procurement Regulations (2011 Regulations).

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The golden rule: SARS clarifies a vendor’s entitlement to claim input tax in respect of second-hand gold
22 September 2017 Tax & Exchange Control

The golden rule: SARS clarifies a vendor’s entitlement to claim input tax in respect of second-hand gold

Subjection to certain exceptions, the Value-Added Tax Act, No 89 of 1991 (VAT Act) entitles a vendor to claim a notional input tax deduction in respect of second-hand goods acquired under a non-taxable supply, where such second-hand goods are acquired from a resident of the Republic for the purpose of consumption, use or supply in the course of making taxable supplies.

The nature of cession in security
20 September 2017 Finance & Banking

The nature of cession in security

The cession of incorporeal rights is a legal principle on which significant amounts of money are transacted in the South African market.

Time [for the] bar
20 September 2017 International Arbitration

Time [for the] bar

Prescribed; time barred; extinguished: all music to the ears of a defendant.

Recent judicial developments in Preferential Procurement Law
20 September 2017 Administrative & Public Law

Recent judicial developments in Preferential Procurement Law

Prior to the inception of the 2017 Preferential Procurement Regulations (Revised Regulations), our courts were recently confronted with the question of the extent of an organ of state’s powers to cancel a tender where there is a material irregularity. Specifically, on 29 March 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) addressed this issue in Head of Department, Mpumalanga Department of Education v Valozone 268 CC [2017] ZASCA 30 in light of the 2011 Preferential Procurement Regulations (2011 Regulations).

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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions – Charting the regulatory landscape
14 July 2017 Corporate & Commercial

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions – Charting the regulatory landscape

In the latest issue of Into Africa, Corporate & Commercial Director and Head of CDH's Africa practice, Deepa Vallabh, and Corporate & Commercial Associate Motheo Mfikoe point out that the growth of African markets in the recent years has occurred through cross-border M&A activity, and has become an important source of FDI.

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Doing Business in South Africa
21 August 2017 Corporate & Commercial

Doing Business in South Africa

Cape Managing Partner and Director in our Corporate and Commercial practice Gasant Orrie, appeared on SABC's Prime Time Business Show to talk about Doing Business in South Africa.

Chief Economist Dr Jammine at CDH's 'Junk Status' seminar
19 May 2017

Chief Economist Dr Jammine at CDH's 'Junk Status' seminar

Econometrix Director and Chief Economist Dr Azar Jammine told delegates at a Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr 'Junk Status' seminar which took place on Thursday, 18 May, that "We haven’t had the worst-case scenario of a collapse in the rand that will cause our interest rates to soar”.

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