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Brokers, insure you adhere to your duties!
28 March 2018 Dispute Resolution

Brokers, insure you adhere to your duties!

As professionals, insurance brokers must be aware of the duties they owe to their clients. Consumer protection legislation and regulation is a local trend and the insurance industry has been placed in the spotlight. What are these duties? Where do they come from? And, most importantly what happens if a duty is breached? These are the questions we will briefly consider below.

Supplier charged with fixing the price of your coffee fix
28 March 2018 Competition

Supplier charged with fixing the price of your coffee fix

The Competition Tribunal has confirmed a consent agreement between the Competition Commission and Secret Trading CC, trading as Caffeluxe, in terms of which Caffeluxe admitted to fixing the price of coffee capsules sold to retail customers.

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I’ll take that back, thank you very much
18 September 2017 Employment

I’ll take that back, thank you very much

In the matter of Sekhute and Others v Ekurhuleni Housing Company SOC (J1862/17) [2017] ZALCJHB 318, the employees challenged the lawfulness of the employer’s deduction from their remuneration of overpayments made to them in error.

One step closer to POPIA becoming fully effective
15 September 2017 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

One step closer to POPIA becoming fully effective

The Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (POPIA) was promulgated into law in November 2013. The primary purpose of POPIA is to promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private entities and regulate the manner in which such entities may collect, collate, store, disclose and destroy personal information. POPIA also seeks to align South African legislation with international legislation regarding the requirements for the lawful processing of personal information.

“I missed the SVDP deadline … What do I do now?”
15 September 2017 Tax & Exchange Control

“I missed the SVDP deadline … What do I do now?”

On 31 August 2017, the window period for the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) came to an end. The SVDP consisted of a tax component (Tax SVDP) and an exchange control component (Excon SVDP). Applicants had to submit separate applications in order to declare their offshore assets and income, and to regularise their affairs from a tax and exchange control (Excon) perspective. From September 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will start receiving taxpayer information from other countries in terms of the Common Reporting Standard.

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Downfall by
2 February 2008 Dispute Resolution

Downfall by "Domicilium"

It is common practice to include a domicilium address where service of notices may be delivered.

Mother in law to the rescue?
2 February 2008 Dispute Resolution

Mother in law to the rescue?

Christos Costas had two substantial judgements granted against him. He decided to sell his holiday home in Cape Town.

A name is worth a thousand suits
1 February 2008 Dispute Resolution

A name is worth a thousand suits

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision confirming that a name can be protected against any unauthorised use or publication.

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Nicholas Preston comments on Shakes Mashaba and Isegund Gordan having a contract at the same time.
6 August 2014 Employment

Nicholas Preston comments on Shakes Mashaba and Isegund Gordan having a contract at the same time.

Newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba arrives back in South Africa after a tour of Mali as the official coach of the senior national team. Isegund Gordan’s contract with SAFA runs until the end of the month, but a employment lawyer says this is perfectly legal that both men can be contracted for the same position at the same time. Director, Nicholas Preston gives comment.

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Employment tax incentives
10 March 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Employment tax incentives

Nicole Paulsen, associate in the Tax and Exchange Control practice speaks about employment tax incentives and how it expires.