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Employees’ tax and provisional tax measures to combat the economic effects of COVID-19: Who will benefit?
3 April 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

Employees’ tax and provisional tax measures to combat the economic effects of COVID-19: Who will benefit?

In our Tax & Exchange Control Alert of 27 March 2020, we discussed the tax relief measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa (President), in his address on the Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19 on 23 March 2020, aimed at alleviating the impact of the lockdown on small and medium enterprises. The Minister of Finance (Minister) subsequently released a media statement and Draft Explanatory Notes on the COVID-19 tax measures announced by President, on Sunday 29 March 2020.

COVID-19 lockdown…of environmental permitting time periods?
2 April 2020 Environmental

COVID-19 lockdown…of environmental permitting time periods?

On 31 March 2019, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (Minister) published directions in terms of Regulation 10(8)of the regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (Directions) relating to measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19. The Directions will be valid for the lockdown period of the national state of disaster being from 27 March to 16 April 2020 (Lockdown Period).

Constitutional Court dismisses application to have the COVID-19 declaration of a National Disaster declared invalid
2 April 2020 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Constitutional Court dismisses application to have the COVID-19 declaration of a National Disaster declared invalid

On Monday, 30 March 2020, the Constitutional Court (court) dismissed an application by the NGO Hola Bon Renaissance Foundation (HBRF) for direct access to challenge the validity of the government’s decision to declare the COVID-19 pandemic a National Disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act) and to interdict the implementation of the decision. The court dismissed the application on the basis that the application lacked merit.

BEE fronting
2 April 2020 Corporate & Commercial

BEE fronting

Corporate & Commercial Director Allan Hannie appeared on eNCA's Check Point, where he spoke to Nkepile Mabuse about "BEE fronting".

Mediation: A new rule
1 April 2020 Dispute Resolution

Mediation: A new rule

It is not often that one can report good news on improvements in legal procedure. Today we do so. With effect from 9 March 2020, new Rule 41A has been incorporated in the High Court Rules. This new rule requires parties to a dispute (both actions and applications) to initiate potential mediation from the outset.

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Employees’ tax and provisional tax measures to combat the economic effects of COVID-19: Who will benefit?
3 April 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

Employees’ tax and provisional tax measures to combat the economic effects of COVID-19: Who will benefit?

In our Tax & Exchange Control Alert of 27 March 2020, we discussed the tax relief measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa (President), in his address on the Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19 on 23 March 2020, aimed at alleviating the impact of the lockdown on small and medium enterprises. The Minister of Finance (Minister) subsequently released a media statement and Draft Explanatory Notes on the COVID-19 tax measures announced by President, on Sunday 29 March 2020.

COVID-19 lockdown…of environmental permitting time periods?
2 April 2020 Environmental

COVID-19 lockdown…of environmental permitting time periods?

On 31 March 2019, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (Minister) published directions in terms of Regulation 10(8)of the regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (Directions) relating to measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19. The Directions will be valid for the lockdown period of the national state of disaster being from 27 March to 16 April 2020 (Lockdown Period).

Constitutional Court dismisses application to have the COVID-19 declaration of a National Disaster declared invalid
2 April 2020 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Constitutional Court dismisses application to have the COVID-19 declaration of a National Disaster declared invalid

On Monday, 30 March 2020, the Constitutional Court (court) dismissed an application by the NGO Hola Bon Renaissance Foundation (HBRF) for direct access to challenge the validity of the government’s decision to declare the COVID-19 pandemic a National Disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act) and to interdict the implementation of the decision. The court dismissed the application on the basis that the application lacked merit.

Mediation: A new rule
1 April 2020 Dispute Resolution

Mediation: A new rule

It is not often that one can report good news on improvements in legal procedure. Today we do so. With effect from 9 March 2020, new Rule 41A has been incorporated in the High Court Rules. This new rule requires parties to a dispute (both actions and applications) to initiate potential mediation from the outset.

Insurance: When is a shareholder’s interest an insurable one?
1 April 2020 Insurance Law

Insurance: When is a shareholder’s interest an insurable one?

The concept of an insurable interest forms part of the foundation of a contract of insurance. In South African insurance law, without an insurable interest a contract of insurance will be invalid. Usually, a person is said to have an insurable interest where he or she faces financial harm on the loss or destruction of the subject matter which they have insured.

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5 legal tips for start-ups
25 October 2018 Corporate & Commercial

5 legal tips for start-ups

Many highly successful start-ups are bedevilled by legal disputes, often between founders or funders, which could have been easily avoided. The story of McDonalds is one example. It was founded by brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald, who were ultimately allegedly short-changed by Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc, who joined the business after its establishment but took all the glory (and the money). How? Because they did not put legal agreements in place to regulate their partnership.

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BEE fronting
2 April 2020 Corporate & Commercial

BEE fronting

Corporate & Commercial Director Allan Hannie appeared on eNCA's Check Point, where he spoke to Nkepile Mabuse about "BEE fronting".

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Banning of 100 people and more gatherings
20 March 2020 Employment

Banning of 100 people and more gatherings

Employment Senior Associate, Bheki Nhlapo, recently joined the Heart FM breakfast show to discuss and elaborate on the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the banning of 100 people and more gatherings, especially in the workplace.

CDH named Dealmaker of the decade for deal flow
5 March 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions

CDH named Dealmaker of the decade for deal flow

Allan Hannie, Director in our Corporate & Commercial practice joined SAfm to elaborate on CDH being named Dealmaker of the Decade for deal flow. He also discusses BEE and its positive impact on the South Africa economy, youth employment, and empowering small black businesses.

What constitutes sexual harassment
4 March 2020 Employment

What constitutes sexual harassment

Employment Senior Associate, Anli Bezuidenhout, joined Channel Africa to look at what constitutes sexual harassment, how employers can protect employees from this type of discrimination and one's rights around sexual harassment.