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Tax Alert
15 November 2013 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Alert

Earlier this year, the Federal Court of Australia issued the judgment of Resource Capital Fund III LP v Commissioner of Taxation [2013] FCA 363 (26 April 2013).

Two bills that heighten marine protection passed by parliament
8 November 2013 Environmental

Two bills that heighten marine protection passed by parliament

The Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Contributions Bill (Compensation Bill) and Merchant Shipping (Civil Liability Convention) (CLC Bill) have been passed by Parliament and sent to President Zuma for assent. The Bills have the purpose of heightening protection of the marine environment.

Construction and Engineering Alert
6 November 2013 Construction & Engineering

Construction and Engineering Alert

In a recent reportable judgment of Stefanutti Stocks (Pty) Ltd v S8 Property (Pty) Ltd decided in the Gauteng Division, Johannesburg on 23 October 2013, the court was called upon to assess and interpret the terms of the Joint Building Contracts Committee Contract (JBCC) regarding the enforceability of an adjudicator's award prior to the commencement and/or conclusion of arbitration proceedings.

BEE Alert
4 November 2013 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

BEE Alert

On 11 October 2013, the final and long-awaited revised Codes of Good Practice (revised Codes) were published in the Government Gazette.

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Employment Matters
24 March 2009 Employment

Employment Matters

In 2007 the Labour Court (the Court) ruled that individual employees are unable to challenge the procedural unfairness of their retrenchments at the CCMA.

Competition Alert
15 March 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

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

Employment Alert
10 March 2009 Employment

Employment Alert

National Women's Day is the only public holiday that falls on a Sunday. In terms of the Public Holidays Act, Monday 10 August becomes an additional public holiday.

Competition Alert
1 March 2009 Competition

Competition Alert

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

Tax Matters
26 February 2009 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Matters

Section 24B of the Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962 has been amended with effect from 21 October 2008 by providing that...

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.

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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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Nicholas Preston comments on Shakes Mashaba and Isegund Gordan having a contract at the same time.
6 August 2014 Employment

Nicholas Preston comments on Shakes Mashaba and Isegund Gordan having a contract at the same time.

Newly appointed Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba arrives back in South Africa after a tour of Mali as the official coach of the senior national team. Isegund Gordan’s contract with SAFA runs until the end of the month, but a employment lawyer says this is perfectly legal that both men can be contracted for the same position at the same time. Director, Nicholas Preston gives comment.

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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.