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Employment Alert
26 August 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

Shop stewards and trade union officials have no right to access an employer's privileged information in terms of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995.

Tax Alert
23 August 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

An interesting judgment was handed down earlier this year in the United Kingdom's Court of Appeal (Civil Division) in the matter of Vehicle Control Services Limited v The Commissioner for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs [2013] EWCA Civ 186.

Data Protection and Privacy Alert
22 August 2013 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

The Protection of Personal Information Bill (Bill) has solicited significant and lengthy debate amongst citizens and corporate South Africa since it was first introduced in Parliament in 2009.

Corporate and Commercial Alert
21 August 2013 Corporate & Commercial

Corporate and Commercial Alert

Anyone who wishes to incorporate and register a new company in South Africa under the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 can use either the standard form memorandum of incorporation (MOI) which is prescribed in the Companies Regulations, or a customised/unique MOI which caters for the incorporator's specific needs and requirements and which would typically be prepared for him by a legal advisor. This is also the case for those who wish to adopt a new MOI for a pre-existing company.

Dispute Resolution Matters
21 August 2013 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

A party asking a court for relief can't ask for mutually exclusive remedies. This seems to be self evident but is important where a party to a contract has been induced to do the deal by a fraudulent misrepresentation of the other party. Again at the risk of stating the obvious, there could not have been any actual agreement between the parties if one party was mistaken as to the facts as a result of a misrepresentation. Consequently, there was no contract from the beginning.

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Dispute Resolution Matters
22 January 2009 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

One of the many benefits of trading through a company or close corporation is the limited liability of the directors and members respectively for the losses of the entity.

Competition Alert
11 December 2008 Competition

Competition Alert

The Competition Commission has entered into a settlement agreement with the American Natural Soda Ash...

Competition Alert
11 November 2008 Competition

Competition Alert

Following a final round of amendments, the Parliamentary process regarding the Competition Amendment Bill...

Real Estate Newsletter
11 November 2008 Real Estate

Real Estate Newsletter

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Real Estate practice named as the best in South Africa in top international legal and commercial directory.

Employment Alert
1 November 2008 Employment

Employment Alert

Recent research by Tokiso Dispute Settlement indicates a sharp increase in the number of disputes lodged at the...

Competition Alert
14 October 2008 Competition

Competition Alert

Following a final round of amendments, the Parliamentary process regarding the Competition Amendment Bill...

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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.