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Adcorp Employment Index - Alternatives to retrenchment
12 February 2014 Employment

Adcorp Employment Index - Alternatives to retrenchment

The latest Adcorp Employment Index (January 2014) indicates that the South African economy lost 36 290 jobs during January 2014. It also states that retrenchment levels in South African businesses are at a ten year high. Unemployment, according to StatsSA, sits at 24.1% (or 4.8m people actively looking for work being unable to find jobs).

Commission's recommendations in Afgri / AgriGroupe transaction
12 February 2014 Competition

Commission's recommendations in Afgri / AgriGroupe transaction

In the merger between Afgri and the AgriGroupe, the Competition Commission's investigation revealed that the proposed transaction would not likely substantially prevent or lessen competition in the market for agricultural commodities, storage, trading and other related services.

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Employment Alert
20 January 2010 Employment

Employment Alert

In terms of a Government Gazette dated 15 January 2010, the Minister of Labour published Regulations on hazardous work by children in South Africa.

Competition Alert
15 December 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

In June this year, the Competition Commission (the Commission) raided the premises of several leading...

Employment Matters
9 December 2009 Employment

Employment Matters

The objectives of the Tobacco Products Control Act 23 of 2007 were, amongst others, to protect non-smokers...

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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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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.