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Tax Alert
15 August 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

On 17 July 2014, the National Treasury released the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) which aims to give effect to the various tax proposals announced in the 2014 Budget.

Increase in unprotected strikes is cause for concern
14 August 2014 Employment

Increase in unprotected strikes is cause for concern

The Department of Labour released the latest edition of its Annual Industrial Action Report on 11 August 2014. This report (covering 2013) makes for compelling reading says Johan Botes, Director in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

Interest arbitration as a way to resolve a strike: The magic cure?
13 August 2014 Employment

Interest arbitration as a way to resolve a strike: The magic cure?

Our Constitution guarantees workers' right to strike – a right further entrenched in the Labour Relations Act (LRA), which also permits employers the right to lock workers out of the workplace pending resolution of such disputes. But lengthy, and often violent or destructive, strikes have called into question the value of strike action as the prime method of resolving disputes about wages or other matters of mutual interest between employers and employees (sometimes referred to as interest disputes).

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr offers a comprehensive guide on labour legislation changes to all South African businesses
11 August 2014 Employment

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr offers a comprehensive guide on labour legislation changes to all South African businesses

South Africa's labour legislation is progressive, and continues to rapidly evolve. This is according to Aadil Patel Director and National Head of the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, who notes that with this progression comes change; most notably to the labour legislation environment, and businesses now need comprehensive guidance on all the various changes and how they will affect their operations.

Minister of home affairs announces financial or capital contribution for business
11 August 2014 Employment

Minister of home affairs announces financial or capital contribution for business

A foreign national who intends establishing a business or investing in a business that is established within the Republic of South Africa will need to obtain a certificate from an accredited chartered accountant which verifies that an amount prescribed by the Minister of Home Affairs (Minister) is available. On 15 July 2014, the Minister announced the financial or capital contribution to be a minimum of R5 000 000,00.

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Employment Alert
25 January 2012 Employment

Employment Alert

The 16th of December 2012 is the only public holiday that falls on a Sunday.

Tax Alert
20 January 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

High net worth individuals increasingly on Sars’ radar

Tax Alert
13 January 2012 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Conversion of Par Value Shares into No Par Value Shares For Company Law Purposes.

Pro Bono and Human Rights Alert
14 December 2011 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Pro Bono and Human Rights Alert

The Delta Environmental Centre (DEC) is a private, non-profit organisation. It aims, through innovative education and training programmes and consultation.

Tax Alert
9 December 2011 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Supreme Court of Appeal (the SCA) once again surprised in its judgment in the case of CSARS v South African Custodial Services (Proprietary) Limited (30 November 2011) when it dealt with the deduction of funding costs.

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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.