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Environmental Alert
2 September 2013 Environmental

Environmental Alert

Transportation of cargo by ocean-faring vessels is a risky business for the environment. This is enhanced by Cape Town and the Southern Cape coast being the heart of the world’s main oil tanker shipping route.

Employment Alert
2 September 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

Every employer wants to restrain an employee from disclosing confidential information. In an era where information is power it is understandable that an employer may seek to protect its confidential information.

Tax Alert
30 August 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The interaction between the tax law and company law rules relating to corporate distributions gives rise to interesting issues.

Corporate and Commercial Matters
28 August 2013 Corporate & Commercial

Corporate and Commercial Matters

Since the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Companies Act) came into force on 1 May 2011, legal practitioners have grappled with a number of issues brought about by this new legislation.

Employment Alert
26 August 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

Shop stewards and trade union officials have no right to access an employer's privileged information in terms of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995.

Tax Alert
23 August 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

An interesting judgment was handed down earlier this year in the United Kingdom's Court of Appeal (Civil Division) in the matter of Vehicle Control Services Limited v The Commissioner for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs [2013] EWCA Civ 186.

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Employment Alert
22 July 2009 Employment

Employment Alert

Over 400 medical doctors have reportedly been dismissed for their participation in unprotected industrial action.

Competition Alert
14 July 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

The Competition Appeal Court (CAC) recently handed down its judgement in the appeals lodged by ArcelorMittal...

Real Estate Matters
14 July 2009 Real Estate

Real Estate Matters

The Deeds Registries Act, 47 of 1937 (the Act) provides a procedure for the endorsement of the title deeds...

Environmental Law Alert
1 July 2009 Environmental

Environmental Law Alert

1 July 2009, marked the commencement of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008.

Tax Matters
1 July 2009 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Matters

The liquidation of a company may extend over a number of years. In the course of the liquidation, funds...

Competition Alert
30 June 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

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

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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.