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Dispute Resolution Matters 18 August
18 August 2014 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters 18 August

The general principles in construing a contract silent as to its duration is to look at the express provisions of the contract and the intention of the parties.

Tax Alert
15 August 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

On 17 July 2014, the National Treasury released the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) which aims to give effect to the various tax proposals announced in the 2014 Budget.

Increase in unprotected strikes is cause for concern
14 August 2014 Employment

Increase in unprotected strikes is cause for concern

The Department of Labour released the latest edition of its Annual Industrial Action Report on 11 August 2014. This report (covering 2013) makes for compelling reading says Johan Botes, Director in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

Interest arbitration as a way to resolve a strike: The magic cure?
13 August 2014 Employment

Interest arbitration as a way to resolve a strike: The magic cure?

Our Constitution guarantees workers' right to strike – a right further entrenched in the Labour Relations Act (LRA), which also permits employers the right to lock workers out of the workplace pending resolution of such disputes. But lengthy, and often violent or destructive, strikes have called into question the value of strike action as the prime method of resolving disputes about wages or other matters of mutual interest between employers and employees (sometimes referred to as interest disputes).

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Employment Alert
20 February 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

Harassment is a menace that negatively affects the lives of countless people.

Tax Alert
17 February 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Tax Administration Bill (TAB) will soon be signed into law as the Tax Administration Act (TAA).

Trust and Estates Alert
13 February 2012 Trusts & Estates

Trust and Estates Alert

To ensure you have an appropriate and workable foundation to a Will, begin by taking time to gather essential financial and legal information and reflect on your wishes.

Tax Alert
10 February 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

It’s nearly the end of another individual tax year and it will soon be the start of 2012’s filing season.

Employment Alert
8 February 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

The labour market is unable to absorb most or all newly qualified work seekers.

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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.