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Projects and Infrastructure Alert
18 June 2014 Projects & Energy

Projects and Infrastructure Alert

In assessing the 2014 State of the Nation Address, it appears to be game on indeed. President Zuma signalled his clear intentions towards South Africa's energy sector when he stated that "this situation calls for a radical transformation of the energy sector, to develop a sustainable energy mix that comprises coal, solar, wind, gas and nuclear energy".

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Tax Alert
26 August 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his Budget Speech of 17 February 2010 announced a Voluntary Disclosure...

Tax Alert
19 August 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Upper Tribunal for Tax and Chancery matters in London delivered judgment in the case of HMRC v George Anson [2011] UKUT B21 (TCC) on 3 August 2011.

Trusts and Estates Alert
17 August 2011 Trusts & Estates

Trusts and Estates Alert

In our last Alert, we illustrated the shortcomings of the dispensation that arise if one dies without a Will.

Tax Alert
12 August 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

In December 2010, National Treasury released a discussion paper on the introduction of a carbon-pricing mechanism in South Africa.

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...

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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.