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Facial recognition…a necessary evil?
1 September 2014 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Facial recognition…a necessary evil?

An investigative report was recently released by DigBoston (a free, alternative newsweekly published in Boston, Massachusetts) in respect of a new event-monitoring facial recognition surveillance system used by the City of Boston (City) as part of a pilot project during two public music events held in May and September 2013.

Tax Alert
29 August 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Judgment was handed down by a full bench of the High Court, Western Cape Division, in the matter of Capstone 556 (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service, on 26 August 2014. The matter was on appeal from the Tax Court (ITC 1867 75 SATC 273), on which we reported in our Tax Alert of 5 July 2013.

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Employment Alert
12 March 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

Recent judgments in the Labour Court (Court) show that there are still employees who seek to urgently interdict disciplinary proceedings against them.

Pro Bono Alert
9 March 2012 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Pro Bono Alert

The aftermath of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake left over a million people stranded with no option but to seek refuge in overcrowded displacement camps.

Tax Alert
9 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Companies and their shareholders have been anticipating the changeover from Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) to Dividends Tax for quite some time now, the effective date being 1 April 2012.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Alert
7 March 2012 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Alert

Recent amendments to s11D of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (Act) signify wholesale changes in the way research and development (R&D) activities will be interpreted going forward.

Employment Alert
5 March 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

South African businesses should start preparing now for the Labour Relations Amendment Bill.

Tax Alert
2 March 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Recipient of royalties is also the beneficial owner – The Velcro Judgment.

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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.