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Guaranteed certainty … at last!
26 May 2014 Dispute Resolution

Guaranteed certainty … at last!

In October 2011 the Supreme Court of Appeal had occasion, in the matter of Dormell Properties 282 CC vs Renasa Insurance Company Limited and Others NNO 2011 (1) SA 70 (SCA) (Dormell), to consider and pronounce upon the status and enforceability of a construction guarantee under circumstances where a dispute existed between the contractor and the employer in whose favour the guarantee had been issued.

Implications of the Carbon Offsets Paper
23 May 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Implications of the Carbon Offsets Paper

On 29 April 2014, the National Treasury published the Carbon Offsets Paper (Paper) for public comment. This paper outlines proposals for a carbon offset scheme that will enable businesses to lower their carbon tax liability and enter into investments that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Tax Alert
21 April 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Having regard to the complex tax and accounting rules and the interaction between these two...

Employment Matters
20 April 2011 Employment

Employment Matters

If a CCMA Commissioner makes a credibility-finding against a witness in an arbitration award, as a general rule...

Mining and Minerals Alert
18 April 2011 Corporate & Commercial

Mining and Minerals Alert

We would like to remind clients that the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) new online application...

Tax Alert
15 April 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

There was a report in the Economic Times of India on April 6th that the Authority for Advanced Rulings...

Companies Act Alert
13 April 2011 Corporate & Commercial

Companies Act Alert

With the imminent commencement of the new Companies Act, we set out herein some of the basic matters to which companies must apply their minds.

Social Ethics Alert
11 April 2011 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Social Ethics Alert

The new Companies Act No. 71 of 2008 (New Companies Act) introduces the requirement of a social and ethics committee for certain companies.

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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.