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Salary Sacrifices
19 September 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Salary Sacrifices

In the recent case of ABC Limited v The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (case number 12984, as yet unreported), the Tax Court had to determine whether the Appellant had entered into an effective salary sacrifice scheme with its employees in respect of motor vehicle benefits.

Compensation and Damages: What is the difference?
15 September 2014 Employment

Compensation and Damages: What is the difference?

In the recent judgment of the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) in the case of South African Airways v Van Vuuren (Unreported) Case Number C 9/13 handed down on 12 June 2014, the LAC considered the distinction between compensation and damages. The complainant in the matter claimed R100 000 in damages, the court awarded an amount in excess of R1.4 million, with only R50 000 being awarded in damages.

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Tax Alert
8 June 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

In September 2011 an article appeared in the Tax Alert on ITC 1853 (2011) 73 SATC. This case dealt with the services of the English merchant bank in advising De Beers on a scheme of arrangement under s311 the old Companies Act.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Alert
6 June 2012 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Alert

The recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision in MEC for Health, Gauteng v 3P Consulting (Proprietary) Limited 2012 (2) SA 542 (SCA) has served to highlight the need for role players involved in government procurement projects to be critically aware that each step of the procurement process may impact on the eventual outcome.

Tax Alert
4 June 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

An odd-lot offer is defined in the listing requirements of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as an offer where a listed company intends reducing administrative costs resulting from a large number of "odd-lot" holders.

Employment Alert
1 June 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

A dear friend, beloved colleague and genuinely nice guy, Tim Mills, sadly passed away on 24 May 2012 following a tragic car accident.

Tax Alert
25 May 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Section 23 of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Act) that came into effect on 1 May 2011, deals with the issue where a foreign company is required to register as an external company in terms of the Act.

Tax Alert
18 May 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

SARS’ focus on High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI’s) and their trusts has been a recurring theme in previous Tax Alerts.

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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.