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Employment Alert
16 September 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions (Pty) Ltd (Unitrans) provided logistical support to one of its clients. In terms of a renegotiation of the commercial agreement between the two entities, Unitrans was required to update an existing practice of briefing and debriefing drivers after they returned to the depot.

Tax Alert
13 September 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

In light of the decision in Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service v De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited 74 SATC 330, the current policy of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is for a vendor to claim an input tax credit in respect of any Value-added Tax (VAT) paid on an expense, a direct or immediate link must exist between that expense and a taxable supply made by that vendor.

Employment Alert
9 September 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

Hidden entitlements: the rights of trade unions under the Companies Act 71 of 2008 - some food for thought

Tax Alert
6 September 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 154 (ruling) on 3 September 2013.

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Competition Alert
1 September 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

On 28 August 2009 the Competition Amendment Act, No 1 of 2009, was published in Government Gazette...

Dispute Resolution Matters
1 September 2009 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

It is a well known principle of company law that the directors of a company cannot be held liable for the debts of the company except in certain limited circumstances.

Employment Alert
19 August 2009 Employment

Employment Alert

The Department of Labour repealed the existing Employment Equity Act Regulations published in August 2006...

Employment Matters
1 August 2009 Employment

Employment Matters

Ordinarily, employees who wish to challenge their dismissals for misconduct must approach the...

Environmental Law Matters
31 July 2009 Environmental

Environmental Law Matters

One of the aims of the newly enacted National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008, (Waste Act) is to encourage... those conducting waste reducing activities.

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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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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.