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The employer's obligation to conduct an analysis
25 September 2014 Employment

The employer's obligation to conduct an analysis

Section 19 of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, No 47 of 2013 (EEAA), requires designated employers to conduct an analysis of its workforce profile in order to identify employment barriers that adversely affect people from designated groups.

Employment Alert
25 September 2014 Employment

Employment Alert

During the course of 2009, our Cabinet approved the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project (DZP). In essence, qualifying Zimbabweans were issued with work permits without having to comply with all of the stringent requirements prescribed in terms of the Immigration Act, No 13 of 2002 (Act).

The prohibition or restriction of prospecting or mining within the buffer zone of the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site
22 September 2014 Dispute Resolution

The prohibition or restriction of prospecting or mining within the buffer zone of the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site

The Minister of Mineral Resources has in the Government Gazette, No 38004 of 12 September 2014, in terms of s49(1) of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, No 28 of 2002 (as amended), having regard to the national interest to protect the sensitive environment of areas within the buffer zone of the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site, issued a notice of his intention:

Be smart and comply – Employment Equity Plans
22 September 2014 Employment

Be smart and comply – Employment Equity Plans

“However good our new laws may be on paper, they must be implemented and enforced before they bring benefits to workers and others. However good the policies of the government are, nothing will come of them without the active participation of each and every one of us.” Nelson Mandela, 1998

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Employment Alert
25 June 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

Can an employee be disciplined for a misconduct committed outside the employer's workplace?

Tax Alert
21 June 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

There has been much controversy in South Africa about the Government's Gauteng Urban Tolling System, and the subsequent decision of Prinsloo J to refer it for judicial review. The Treasury will now appeal the decision to the Constitutional Court.

Projects and Infrastructure Matters
20 June 2012 Projects & Energy

Projects and Infrastructure Matters

The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, No 5 of 2000 (Act) was designed to give effect to section 217 (3) of the Constitution, which contemplates that national legislation must prescribe a framework within which a procurement policy must be implemented by organs of state.

Employment Alert
18 June 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

Reports indicate that dismissed Bafana Bafana coach, Pitso Mosimane, is threatening legal action following his reported dismissal by the South African Football Association (SAFA).

Tax alert
15 June 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax alert

South Africa (SA) imposes exchange controls. Recently, the policy and practice of the SA government has been to relax these controls.

Competition Alert
13 June 2012 Competition

Competition Alert

In its recent decision to impose an administrative penalty against two firms for their role in a wire mesh cartel, the Tribunal has set out a new approach to penalty calculations.

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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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Nicholas Preston comments on Shakes Mashaba and Isegund Gordan having a contract at the same time.
6 August 2014 Employment

Nicholas Preston comments on Shakes Mashaba and Isegund Gordan having a contract at the same time.

Newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba arrives back in South Africa after a tour of Mali as the official coach of the senior national team. Isegund Gordan’s contract with SAFA runs until the end of the month, but a employment lawyer says this is perfectly legal that both men can be contracted for the same position at the same time. Director, Nicholas Preston gives comment.

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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.