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SAHRC vs Sunette Bridges
21 January 2015 Dispute Resolution

SAHRC vs Sunette Bridges

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) was at the Equality Court of South Africa today, located at the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday 20th January 2015, concerning a case it has lodged against Afrikaans singer Sunette Bridges.

The South African Human Rights Commission vs Sunette Bridges
20 January 2015 Dispute Resolution

The South African Human Rights Commission vs Sunette Bridges

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will be represented at the Equality Court of South Africa, at the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday 20th January at 11am concerning a case it has lodged against Afrikaans singer Sunette Bridges. Ms Bridges is accused of hosting commentary on her Facebook page that constitutes hate speech in terms of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act of 2000 (Equality Act).

Expiry of STC credits on 31 March 2015
16 January 2015 Tax & Exchange Control

Expiry of STC credits on 31 March 2015

Dividends tax was introduced into the South African tax regime on 1 April 2012 and effectively replaced secondary tax on companies (STC). STC was levied on dividends distributed by companies at the flat rate of 10%. In terms of the dividends tax regime, a 15% tax is levied on the amount of any dividend paid by a company. The company is liable to withhold the amount of the tax in respect of cash dividends and pay it over to the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications Alert
3 April 2013 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Alert

In our TMT Alert sent on 5 November 2012 we reported on the Supreme Court of Appeal decision in the matter of SMI Trading (Pty) Ltd v Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd.

Employment Alert
28 March 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

The South African Constitution recognises the right to strike as an important bargaining tool for trade unions.

Competition Alert
27 March 2013 Competition

Competition Alert

In an interlocutory matter concerning the Competition Commission's on-going attempt to prosecute Telkom for alleged abuse of dominance in wholesale internet access, the Competition Tribunal has dealt with the extent to which a respondent should have access to the Commission's internal reports and other information leading to a referral.

Employment Alert
20 March 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

Bargaining councils have been attracting headlines lately. In terms of current legislation, the Minister of Labour is empowered to extend bargaining council agreements to non-parties if the parties to the agreement are sufficiently representative of the bargaining sector.

Africa Insights - COMESA Competition Law born
18 March 2013 Competition

Africa Insights - COMESA Competition Law born

COMESA's 19 Member States cut a swathe across the continent from Libya and Egypt in the north, through central and east Africa as far south as Zimbabwe and Swaziland, and includes the islands of Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros and the Seychelles.

Tax Alert
15 March 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The recognition of a company as a separate juristic person, liable for its own tax (or other) debts, is an important principle relied on by taxpayers when implementing various transactions.

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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.