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Tax Alert
17 January 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

CIR v Sunnyside Centre (Pty) Ltd 1997(1) SA 68 (A) clearly stated that South African taxpayers must sleep in the (contractual) beds they make: "When a scheme works, no tears are shed for the Commissioner. That is because a taxpayer is entitled to order his affairs so as to pay the minimum of tax. When he arranges them so as to attract more than the minimum he has to grin and bear it.”

Blowing the whistle in South Africa
16 January 2014 Employment

Blowing the whistle in South Africa

Whistleblowing is attracting high-profile media attention across the world and is proving to be a key concern for South African multi-national employers, especially in relation to the cultural attitudes, regulations and differing levels of protections across the globe, according to DLA Piper, the global law firm.

Overlaps between merging parties do not automatically mean that the merger is anti-competitive – Tribunal decision
14 January 2014 Competition

Overlaps between merging parties do not automatically mean that the merger is anti-competitive – Tribunal decision

The reasons given by the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) in the matter between Mogs Proprietary Limited and Booysen Bore Drilling Company Proprietary Limited (Case No: 018044), issued on 13 January 2014, provides a further example of a merger that presented both horizontal and vertical overlaps, but was nevertheless viewed as unproblematic by the competition authorities.

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From recruitment to retirement
27 August 2010 Employment

From recruitment to retirement

For many employers, the key to having a productive and high-performing workforce is recruiting the right people to start with.

Tax Alert
27 August 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill was submitted to Parliament on 24 August 2010.

Tax Alert
20 August 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Provisional taxpayers are reminded of the fact that they have to submit their IRP6 form for the first period by 31 August 2010.

Employment Alert
19 August 2010 Employment

Employment Alert

The Constitution grants every worker the right to strike. But what is the position of those workers who do not wish to strike?

Competition Alert
14 August 2010 Competition

Competition Alert

The Tribunal has confirmed settlement agreements between the Competition Commission and Anix Trading ...

Tax Alert
13 August 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

A special project has been established by the Large Business Centre that focuses on the deduction of PAYE...

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An agent's right to commission
2 January 2008 Dispute Resolution

An agent's right to commission

An agent will have a claim for commission on a sale agreement if he introduced the parties to one another, thereby being the effective cause of the sale.

Beware the bogeyman
6 November 2004 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

Beware the bogeyman

The macro-economic rationale that lies at the heart of black economic empowerment (BEE) is to address the...

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Tax Law Amendment Act
16 May 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Law Amendment Act

The ministry of finance says that the 2015 Tax Law Amendment Act provisions relating to retirement will come into force on 1 March 2016, however the annuitization requirement for provident fund will be postponed to the 1 March 2018 but some tax experts are concerned that the delays will hit consumers in the long term. Ruaan van Eeden, director in the Tax and Exchange Control practice explains the implications of this latest development.

Johan Jacobs talks about the budget speech
16 May 2016 Trusts & Estates

Johan Jacobs talks about the budget speech

Johann Jacobs, national practice head and director in the Trust and Estates practice talks about the budget speech which was delivered by the finance minister from trusts tax perspective.

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.