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Employment Alert
14 October 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently took to task a Temporary Employment Service (TES) for leaving its employees' employment in abeyance (similar to a lay-off or time-off until production increases) for over 10 years.

Potential Increased Water Regulation over Fracking
11 October 2013 Environmental

Potential Increased Water Regulation over Fracking

The Minister of Water Affairs has recently issued a notice of her intention to declare the exploration for and/or production of onshore unconventional oil or gas resources and any activities incidental thereto, including but not limited to, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") a "controlled activity" under section 38(3) of the National Water Act 36 of 1998 (the "Declaration").

Tax Alert
10 October 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

BPR 156 dealt with the question of whether (or to what extent) a pension annuity and a retirement lump sum benefit will be taxable in South Africa, if it is received by or accrues to a person who is not a resident of South Africa, from a South African registered pension fund.

Data Protection and Privacy Alert
9 October 2013 Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Data Protection and Privacy Alert

With the recent approval and passing of the Protection of Personal Information Bill (Bill) by the National Assembly and its impending enactment upon signature by the President, private and public entities will have to consider and implement processes and procedures to ensure compliance with the far reaching obligations imposed by the Bill.

Corporate and Commercial Alert
7 October 2013 Corporate & Commercial

Corporate and Commercial Alert

Two recent cases decided in relation to the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 have highlighted important practical issues in company law relating to the constitutional documents of a company and the liability of directors in personal liability companies.

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Environmental Law Alert
1 July 2009 Environmental

Environmental Law Alert

1 July 2009, marked the commencement of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008.

Tax Matters
1 July 2009 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Matters

The liquidation of a company may extend over a number of years. In the course of the liquidation, funds...

Competition Alert
30 June 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

On 28 August 2009 the Competition Amendment Act, No 1 of 2009, was published in Government Gazette...

Competition Alert
9 June 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

On 28 August 2009 the Competition Amendment Act, No 1 of 2009, was published in Government Gazette No 32533...

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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.