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Adcorp Employment Index - Alternatives to retrenchment
12 February 2014 Employment

Adcorp Employment Index - Alternatives to retrenchment

The latest Adcorp Employment Index (January 2014) indicates that the South African economy lost 36 290 jobs during January 2014. It also states that retrenchment levels in South African businesses are at a ten year high. Unemployment, according to StatsSA, sits at 24.1% (or 4.8m people actively looking for work being unable to find jobs).

Commission's recommendations in Afgri / AgriGroupe transaction
12 February 2014 Competition

Commission's recommendations in Afgri / AgriGroupe transaction

In the merger between Afgri and the AgriGroupe, the Competition Commission's investigation revealed that the proposed transaction would not likely substantially prevent or lessen competition in the market for agricultural commodities, storage, trading and other related services.

Employment Alert
10 February 2014 Employment

Employment Alert

The President assented to the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (POPI) on 26 November 2013. However, as no date for commencement has been set, this Act remains inoperative for the time being.

Environmental Alert
7 February 2014 Environmental

Environmental Alert

For the first time in South African history, a court has imposed a prison sentence on a director of a company for causing environmental degradation.

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Mining Matters
1 October 2010 Corporate & Commercial

Mining Matters

The long-awaited review of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South...

Employment Matters
29 September 2010 Employment

Employment Matters

The unauthorised absence of an employee from work on its own will typically not lead to the dismissal of an employee.

Tax Alert
23 September 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The judgment of the South Gauteng High Court in Sepataka v SARS (31 August 2010) is likely to have significant...

Dispute Resolution Matters
22 September 2010 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

There are many instances in practice where one is confronted with a scenario where parties have held...

Tax Alert
17 September 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Distell Limited (Distell) represented by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr recently won a hard fought appeal against the Commissioner...

Tax Alert
10 September 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The transfer of provisions as part of the sale of a business has always been a contentious issue.

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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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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.