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Tax Alert
28 March 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

On 17 March 2014 judgment was handed down in the Western Cape High Court in the case of A Company v Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service.

Competition Alert
26 March 2014 Competition

Competition Alert

On 14 March 2014 the Competition Appeal Court handed down its judgment in the appeal involving Videx Wire Products (Pty) Ltd and the Competition Commission.

Data Protection and Privacy Alert
26 March 2014 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

The introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (not yet in force) will affect the position of a prospective employer in verifying the credentials of candidates. References would include those from past employers and, where appropriate, a background investigation into the criminal and credit history of the applicant.

Employment Alert
24 March 2014 Employment

Employment Alert

Section 34 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 regulates deductions that an employer can make from an employee's remuneration. The general rule is that a written agreement is required from an employee prior to any deduction being made from their remuneration.

Tax Alert
20 March 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

An interesting advance tax ruling was released by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on 12 March 2014. Binding Private Ruling 164 (Ruling) deals with the buy-back of ordinary shares by a company at an amount in excess of the market value of the shares.

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Tax Alert
11 March 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The battle against the smuggling of illegal cigarettes is ongoing and the huge profits are generally ploughed back into this lucrative business venture.

Tax Alert
4 March 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The current wording of the tax legislation has the result that both employers and participants in share incentive schemes...

Consumer Protection Act Alert
1 March 2011 Corporate & Commercial

Consumer Protection Act Alert

1 April 2011 will be anything but a day of general foolishness. The remainder of the Consumer Protection Act will come...

Budget Alert
23 February 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Budget Alert

Good news for employers is the proposal to extend the current learnership deductions, which were due to expire...

Tax Alert
18 February 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The National Treasury released a consultative discussion document on the topic of Carbon Emissions Taxes in December 2010.

Tax Alert
11 February 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

An interesting decision was given by the Singapore High Court in ACC v Comptroller of Income Tax...

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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.