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Real Estate Alert
5 February 2014 Real Estate

Real Estate Alert

Until quite recently, there existed some uncertainty as to whether the absence of statutory permissions, for example the failure to obtain statutory approval for the construction of a carport or outbuilding, constitutes a latent defect (that is, a defect which is not visible or discoverable upon an inspection of the property) within the scope of the voetstoots clause, or whether the voetstoots clause protects sellers only against defects of a physical nature.

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Employment Matters
28 July 2010 Employment

Employment Matters

The issue of whether or not the contents of a dismissal letter advising an employee of the reasons for his dismissal...

Tax Alert
23 July 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Since its introduction in 2002, section 12H of the Income Tax Act, dealing with deductions in respect of learnership...

Tax Alert
16 July 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Exchange Control Department of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is once again offering an opportunity...

Trusts and Estates Alert
15 July 2010 Trusts & Estates

Trusts and Estates Alert

Two recent tax cases have highlighted the need for clients to have their wills reviewed by their attorneys periodically...

Competition Alert
9 July 2010 Competition

Competition Alert

Although the Commission as a matter of policy focuses on big businesses affecting a broad spectrum of...

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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.