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Exclusivity concerns must be merger-specific
2 September 2014 Competition

Exclusivity concerns must be merger-specific

In two separate merger decisions, issued by the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) days apart, the Tribunal deviated from the Competition Commission's (Commission) recommendations that the transactions concerned be conditionally approved.

ICT Policy White Paper on its way…
2 September 2014 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

ICT Policy White Paper on its way…

The South African telecommunications and postal services sector has been guided by separate and divergent policies and frameworks since 1994.

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Tax Alert
30 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently released a Draft Interpretation Note (Draft Note) dealing with taxable benefits arising from the use of employer owned cellular phones and computer equipment, including employer funded communication services.

Employment Matters
27 March 2012 Employment

Employment Matters

Cabinet approval of labour legislation amendments puts pressure on businesses to prepare for change.

Tax Alert
23 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Traditionally, two types of trust are recognised in our law, namely the bewind trust and the ownership trust.

Employment Alert
19 March 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

After losing in both the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court (LAC), Equity Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd (Equity) came before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to argue its long held belief that employees who are not members of a trade union do not strike lawfully where they have not given notice to strike in terms of s64(1)(b) of the Labour Relations Act,

Tax Alert
16 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

In the Budget Speech of 22 February 2012 it was announced that the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rates would be increased.

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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.