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Data Protection and Privacy Alert
14 April 2014 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

Certain provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (Act) dealing with the establishment of the office of the Information Regulator (as well as its powers, duties and functions) have, on proclamation by the President of the Republic of South Africa, come into effect as of 11 April 2014.

Employment Alert
14 April 2014 Employment

Employment Alert

There have been a number of cases concerning the status of the certificate of outcome issued by the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration as well as the power of the CCMA to determine its own jurisdiction.

Tax Alert
11 April 2014 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The South African Revenue Service recently issued a Draft Public Notice (Draft Notice) listing transactions that constitute reportable arrangements for purposes of s35(2) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011.

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Tax Alert
3 December 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

There have been significant changes to the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 (the Act) by way of the Taxation Laws Amendment...

Tax Alert
26 November 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

It is well documented that auditors and tax practitioners have had a difficult time lately in successfully applying for...

Tax Alert
19 November 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) considered the merits of the test case dealing with convertible loans recently.

Tax Alert
12 November 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

A lot of literature has been published recently about the section 12I tax incentive for Industrial Policy Projects.

Tax Alert
5 November 2010 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

In terms of the latest Draft Tax Administration Bill that has been released for public comment on 29 October...

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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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Tax Law Amendment Act
16 May 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Law Amendment Act

The ministry of finance says that the 2015 Tax Law Amendment Act provisions relating to retirement will come into force on 1 March 2016, however the annuitization requirement for provident fund will be postponed to the 1 March 2018 but some tax experts are concerned that the delays will hit consumers in the long term. Ruaan van Eeden, director in the Tax and Exchange Control practice explains the implications of this latest development.

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.