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Facial recognition…a necessary evil?
1 September 2014 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Facial recognition…a necessary evil?

An investigative report was recently released by DigBoston (a free, alternative newsweekly published in Boston, Massachusetts) in respect of a new event-monitoring facial recognition surveillance system used by the City of Boston (City) as part of a pilot project during two public music events held in May and September 2013.

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Employment Alert
2 April 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

The proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act have been criticised by both business and labour.

Tax Alert
30 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released a Draft Interpretation Note (Draft Note) dealing with taxable benefits arising from the use of employer owned cellular phones and computer equipment, including employer funded communication services.

Employment Matters
27 March 2012 Employment

Employment Matters

Cabinet approval of labour legislation amendments puts pressure on businesses to prepare for change.

Tax Alert
23 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Traditionally, two types of trust are recognised in our law, namely the bewind trust and the ownership trust.

Employment Alert
19 March 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

After losing in both the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court (LAC), Equity Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd (Equity) came before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to argue its long held belief that employees who are not members of a trade union do not strike lawfully where they have not given notice to strike in terms of s64(1)(b) of the Labour Relations Act,

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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.