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Mining employers urged to make representations on designation of essential services
19 August 2014 Employment

Mining employers urged to make representations on designation of essential services

The Essential Services Committee (the Committee) invited interested parties to make representations on whether specific services should be classified as essential services. Parties have only until 25 August 2014 to express their intention to make representations before the committee convenes to hear the representations on 1 and 2 September 2014.

What is protected and when?
18 August 2014 Employment

What is protected and when?

In the matter of South African Municipal Workers' Union National Fund v Arbuthnot (JA73/11) [2014] ZALAC 23, the Labour Appeal Court was faced with the question of whether the dismissal of the employee concerned, the Respondent, was automatically unfair for the reason that she had been dismissed for making a protected disclosure in terms of the Protected Disclosure Act 26 of 2000.

Dispute Resolution Matters 18 August
18 August 2014 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters 18 August

The general principles in construing a contract silent as to its duration is to look at the express provisions of the contract and the intention of the parties.

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Trust and Estates Alert
13 February 2012 Trusts & Estates

Trust and Estates Alert

To ensure you have an appropriate and workable foundation to a Will, begin by taking time to gather essential financial and legal information and reflect on your wishes.

Tax Alert
10 February 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

It’s nearly the end of another individual tax year and it will soon be the start of 2012’s filing season.

Employment Alert
8 February 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

The labour market is unable to absorb most or all newly qualified work seekers.

Data Protection and Privacy Alert
6 February 2012 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

Europe is moving forward with efforts to make the protection of personal information easier, quicker and less costly.

Tax Alert
3 February 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

By now the theme is well-known: revenue authorities everywhere are looking to bolster government coffers; the wealthy are firmly in their sights.

Tax Alert
27 January 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The dividends tax, a new form of tax on dividends paid by companies, comes into effect in South Africa soon. Here are some practical questions and answers about the new tax.

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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.