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Need a uniform? Can employers still ask for payment?
15 October 2014 Employment

Need a uniform? Can employers still ask for payment?

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act (BCEAA) came into operation on 1 September 2014. The amendments see the insertion of s33A into the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA), which aims to prevent employers from requiring employees to make payments to secure employment.

Commission grants conditional exemption to the National Hospital Network
14 October 2014 Competition

Commission grants conditional exemption to the National Hospital Network

The National Hospital Network (NHN), a network of independently owned private hospitals earlier this year applied for an exemption in terms of section 10 of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998 (the Act). Section 10 of the Act provides for very limited instances in which a firm can apply for an exemption from Chapter 2 of the Act, relating to prohibited practices (horizontal, vertical and abuse of dominance).

Competition Commission investigates automotive industry
14 October 2014 Competition

Competition Commission investigates automotive industry

The Competition Commission (Commission) announced today (Monday 13 October) that it was investigating various instances of collusive conduct in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components used to manufacture motor vehicles.

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Employment Alert
3 September 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

Many employers are warming up to the benefits of allowing employees to use their own electronic devices in the workplace.

Tax Alert
31 August 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP), which ran from November 2010 until October 2011, allowed taxpayers to regularise past tax defaults.

Trusts and Estates Alert
29 August 2012 Trusts & Estates

Trusts and Estates Alert

Your marriage status and the form of your marriage hold what are known as immutable consequences in law. In other words, you personally cannot, without legal recourse, elect to alter the fact and consequences. This particularly applies to your estate and its devolution.

Real Estate Alert
27 August 2012 Real Estate

Real Estate Alert

On 22 September 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal granted an order in the matter of City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality v Gauteng Development Tribunal and Others 2010 (2) SA 554 (SCA), declaring Chapters V and VI of the Development Facilitation Act, No 67 of 1995 as unconstitutional.

Tax Alert
24 August 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

XYZ CC v The Commissioner for South African Revenue Service

Data Protection and Privacy Alert
22 August 2012 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

Information about a person's health and health care is generally considered to be highly sensitive and personal, therefore deserving of the strongest protection under the law.

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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.