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Adcorp Employment Index - Alternatives to retrenchment
12 February 2014 Employment

Adcorp Employment Index - Alternatives to retrenchment

The latest Adcorp Employment Index (January 2014) indicates that the South African economy lost 36 290 jobs during January 2014. It also states that retrenchment levels in South African businesses are at a ten year high. Unemployment, according to StatsSA, sits at 24.1% (or 4.8m people actively looking for work being unable to find jobs).

Commission's recommendations in Afgri / AgriGroupe transaction
12 February 2014 Competition

Commission's recommendations in Afgri / AgriGroupe transaction

In the merger between Afgri and the AgriGroupe, the Competition Commission's investigation revealed that the proposed transaction would not likely substantially prevent or lessen competition in the market for agricultural commodities, storage, trading and other related services.

Employment Alert
10 February 2014 Employment

Employment Alert

The President assented to the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (POPI) on 26 November 2013. However, as no date for commencement has been set, this Act remains inoperative for the time being.

Environmental Alert
7 February 2014 Environmental

Environmental Alert

For the first time in South African history, a court has imposed a prison sentence on a director of a company for causing environmental degradation.

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Employment Alert
19 August 2010 Employment

Employment Alert

The Constitution grants every worker the right to strike. But what is the position of those workers who do not wish to strike?

Competition Alert
14 August 2010 Competition

Competition Alert

The Tribunal has confirmed settlement agreements between the Competition Commission and Anix Trading ...

Tax Alert
13 August 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

A special project has been established by the Large Business Centre that focuses on the deduction of PAYE...

Tax Alert
6 August 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Several developments have occurred in the exchange control area recently.

Employment Alert
4 August 2010 Employment

Employment Alert

May a trade union enjoy the benefits of a registered trade union whilst its appeal against a decision to deregister it is pending?

Tax Alert
30 July 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Binding Class Ruling No. 21 (BCR 21) dealing with the application of section 8C of the Income Tax Act (the Act)...

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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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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.