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Real Estate Alert
4 June 2014 Real Estate

Real Estate Alert

In Africast (Pty) Ltd v Pangbourne Properties Ltd, the Supreme Court of Appeal had occasion to consider the law of contract, specifically the legal consequences emanating from a contract containing a suspensive condition.

Limitation or exclusion of liability: Potential anomalies
2 June 2014 Dispute Resolution

Limitation or exclusion of liability: Potential anomalies

It is self-evident that any contract should clearly and accurately reflect the intentions of both parties, and an insurance contract is no different. This is especially important when recording any limitation on the obligation of the insurer to indemnify the insured for a loss.

Employment Alert
2 June 2014 Employment

Employment Alert

Tax on severance is an important aspect of the law for employers and employees to understand. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No. 75 of 1997 provides that an employer who dismisses an employee for ‘operational requirements’ must pay severance of one week’s remuneration for every completed year of service.

Allpay v CEO of SASSA: Dealing with alleged irregularities in awarding tenders
2 June 2014 Projects & Energy

Allpay v CEO of SASSA: Dealing with alleged irregularities in awarding tenders

On 29 November 2013, the Constitutional Court delivered a landmark judgment in AllPay Consolidated Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Others v Chief Executive Officer, South African Social Security Agency and Others 2014. In this case, the CC declared that the award of the tender to Cash Paymaster (successful bidder) to provide services for the payment of social grants over a period of five years for all nine provinces was constitutionally invalid.

Allpay V CEO of SASSA: The use of structural interdicts to remedy unlawful tender awards
2 June 2014 Projects & Energy

Allpay V CEO of SASSA: The use of structural interdicts to remedy unlawful tender awards

On 29 November 2013, the Constitutional Court (CC) delivered a landmark judgment in AllPay Consolidated Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Others v Chief Executive Officer, South African Social Security Agency and Others 2014 (1) SA 604 (CC) (AllPay 1). In this case, the CC declared that the award of a tender to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to provide services for the payment of social grants over a period of five years for all nine provinces was constitutionally invalid.

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Tax Alert
5 August 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

On 1 August 2011, the Johannesburg Tax Court (the Court) handed down a significant judgment that is yet to be reported and that specifically addresses, in the words contained...

Tax Alert
29 July 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) gave judgment on 25 July 2011 in the matter of Huitson v HMRC, pertaining to...

Dispute Resolution Matters
27 July 2011 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

Many of us sign documents without reading them. Often, this doesn't create a problem but what if you were to...unhappy.

Tax Alert
22 July 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

With all the excitement of the British Open and old-timer Darren Clarke's heroics behind us, spare a thought for South Africa's Retief Goosen and his bruising battle with the IRS.

Real Estate Matters
20 July 2011 Real Estate

Real Estate Matters

The KwaZulu Natal High Court (the Court) in Eagle Creek Investment 138 (Pty) Ltd v Hibiscus Coast Municipality...

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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.