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Dispute Resolution Alert
4 November 2013 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Alert

The majority of the bilateral investment treaties (BITs) South Africa concluded with countries it has trade and investment relationships with are near completion or are in the process of being terminated by the South African government (pursuant to the relevant BITs terms), as the intention is for South Africa to in future regulate the protection of foreign investments by means of national legislation in the form of the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, 2013 (Investment Bill) released for public comment on 1 November 2013.

Tax Alert
1 November 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

The Tax Administration Act, No. 28 of 2011 (TAA) took effect on 1 October 2012.

Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme – Third round bid winners announced
30 October 2013 Projects & Energy

Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme – Third round bid winners announced

29 October 2013 - Preferred bidders for the Third Bid Submission Phase were announced today by the Minister of Energy Ben Martins. The Department of Energy said they had received 93 Bid Responses on the Third Bid Submission Date and has sent letters of appointment as Preferred Bidders to 17 Bidders who submitted Bid Responses on the Third Bid Submission Date.

Employment Alert
28 October 2013 Employment

Employment Alert

In the case of Edward Lemley v Commission for Conciliation, Mediations and Arbitration and Others (Case no: P32/12) the Labour Court considered whether the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has jurisdiction to entertain a dispute which had previously been referred to the CCMA and withdrawn by the applicant.

Burial Rights and the law
23 October 2013 Trusts & Estates

Burial Rights and the law

Recent media attention on the exhumation and reburial descendants of Nelson Mandela against the backdrop of his own illness raises the sensitive issue of burial rights.

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Competition Alert
10 February 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

The Competition Amendment Bill was recently referred back to the National Assembly by President Kgalema Motlanthe for reconsideration, after he refused to sign it into law.

Dispute Resolution Matters
22 January 2009 Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Matters

One of the many benefits of trading through a company or close corporation is the limited liability of the directors and members respectively for the losses of the entity.

Competition Alert
11 December 2008 Competition

Competition Alert

The Competition Commission has entered into a settlement agreement with the American Natural Soda Ash...

Competition Alert
11 November 2008 Competition

Competition Alert

Following a final round of amendments, the Parliamentary process regarding the Competition Amendment Bill...

Real Estate Newsletter
11 November 2008 Real Estate

Real Estate Newsletter

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Real Estate practice named as the best in South Africa in top international legal and commercial directory.

Employment Alert
1 November 2008 Employment

Employment Alert

Recent research by Tokiso Dispute Settlement indicates a sharp increase in the number of disputes lodged at the...

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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.