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FSCA issues guidance note on the requirements for continuous professional development
26 June 2019 Corporate & Commercial

FSCA issues guidance note on the requirements for continuous professional development

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has released a guidance note on compliance with the continuous professional development (CPD) requirements for Financial Service Providers (FSPs), key individuals (KIs) and representatives set out in Chapter 4 of the Determination of Fit and Proper Requirements for Financial Service Providers, 2017 (Board Notice 194 of 2017) (Fit and Proper Requirements).

Proposed gambling tax draft legislation
26 June 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

Proposed gambling tax draft legislation

Louis Botha, Associate in the Tax & Exchange Control practice, joined eNCA to discuss the proposed gambling tax draft legislation that will be introduced during 2019.

“Airbnb” Bill – what you need to know
24 June 2019 Real Estate

“Airbnb” Bill – what you need to know

The Department of Tourism has extended the deadline for comments on the so-called “Airbnb Bill”, formally the Draft Tourism Amendment Bill, to 15 July 2019. This follows months of speculation on whether the Bill may restrict and regulate short-term rentals, popularised by the likes of Airbnb, in South Africa.

Amendments to the B-BBEE Codes
24 June 2019 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

Amendments to the B-BBEE Codes

After nearly a year since the DTI proposed changes to certain aspects of the B-BBEE Codes, the final changes were published in the Government Gazette on 31 May 2019. These changes must be implemented within six (6) months from the date of publication. The changes are largely similar to those that had been proposed but also contain some positive differences.

Applications for new positions during a retrenchment – selection criteria or a measure to avoid retrenchment?
24 June 2019 Employment

Applications for new positions during a retrenchment – selection criteria or a measure to avoid retrenchment?

The latest case in determining fair and objective methods of selecting employees for dismissal during a retrenchment process has struck fear in the hearts of employers who plan on embarking on retrenchment processes. In Mweli and Nakedi v MTN Group Management Services (Pty) Ltd, the respondent dismissed two applicants following a restructuring process of its Group Business Risk Management division.

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A win for domestic employees in South Africa
12 June 2019 Employment

A win for domestic employees in South Africa

According to the International Labour Organisation, there is an estimated 1.1 million domestic employees in South Africa working in private households. The majority of domestic workers in South Africa are women, with research indicating that as of 2010, the domestic worker sector was the third largest employer of women.

A guide to the Competition Amendment Act
10 June 2019 Competition

A guide to the Competition Amendment Act

With the reappointment of Ebrahim Patel to the Ministry responsible for oversight of competition enforcement, it is expected that he will focus his efforts on bringing the law into force as soon as possible.

Splitting hairs… VAT Case 1558
7 June 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

Splitting hairs… VAT Case 1558

Suppliers often make single supplies of goods or services to their customers which comprise of various component parts such as, for example, various goods purchased in a supermarket, some of which are subject to VAT at the standard rate and some of which are zero rated. Other examples include tour operators who charge a single fee for a tour package which may comprise of standard rated accommodation and zero-rated international travel, or an insurer who charges a single premium for providing insurance cover for assets located in South Africa and offshore.

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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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Chris Charter comments on the Massmart complaint
26 February 2015 Competition

Chris Charter comments on the Massmart complaint

Massmart has launched a complaint with the Competition Commission targeting Pick n Pay, Spar and Shoprite in a bid to end lease exclusivity clauses. Chris Charter, Head of our Competition practice comments.

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr continues to support the Come Together Home
10 October 2014 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr continues to support the Come Together Home

Come Together is a key project in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio. We have seen the Come Together project flourish over the years. We are proud to be part of this worthy initiative, which has and will continue to make a significant difference to the lives of a number of children and adults in the Sebokeng community.

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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