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COVID-19 VAT relief measures: Extension of time to export goods
27 March 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

COVID-19 VAT relief measures: Extension of time to export goods

On 26 March 2020, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding General Ruling 52 (BGR 52) in which it provides some relief to exporters who are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures implemented by President Ramaphosa in this regard. BGR 52 extends the time period within which exporters are required to export goods from South Africa to qualify for VAT at the rate of zero per cent.

21-day lockdown to flatten the curve and impact of COVID-19 – Tax relief measures announced
27 March 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

21-day lockdown to flatten the curve and impact of COVID-19 – Tax relief measures announced

On Monday 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa (President), following other countries around the world took the drastic step of placing South Africa in lockdown for a period of 21 days as from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020. This is in order to try and contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The lockdown is likely to have a debilitating effect on most sectors of the economy, including most businesses and their employees.

Working remotely: Isn’t there a risk?
26 March 2020 Dispute Resolution

Working remotely: Isn’t there a risk?

Certainly, the panic around COVID-19 will have cyber criminals licking their lips as more and more employees work from outside their usual office environment.

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COVID-19 VAT relief measures: Extension of time to export goods
27 March 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

COVID-19 VAT relief measures: Extension of time to export goods

On 26 March 2020, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued Binding General Ruling 52 (BGR 52) in which it provides some relief to exporters who are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures implemented by President Ramaphosa in this regard. BGR 52 extends the time period within which exporters are required to export goods from South Africa to qualify for VAT at the rate of zero per cent.

21-day lockdown to flatten the curve and impact of COVID-19 – Tax relief measures announced
27 March 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

21-day lockdown to flatten the curve and impact of COVID-19 – Tax relief measures announced

On Monday 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa (President), following other countries around the world took the drastic step of placing South Africa in lockdown for a period of 21 days as from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020. This is in order to try and contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The lockdown is likely to have a debilitating effect on most sectors of the economy, including most businesses and their employees.

Working remotely: Isn’t there a risk?
26 March 2020 Dispute Resolution

Working remotely: Isn’t there a risk?

Certainly, the panic around COVID-19 will have cyber criminals licking their lips as more and more employees work from outside their usual office environment.

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5 legal tips for start-ups
25 October 2018 Corporate & Commercial

5 legal tips for start-ups

Many highly successful start-ups are bedevilled by legal disputes, often between founders or funders, which could have been easily avoided. The story of McDonalds is one example. It was founded by brothers, Richard and Maurice McDonald, who were ultimately allegedly short-changed by Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc, who joined the business after its establishment but took all the glory (and the money). How? Because they did not put legal agreements in place to regulate their partnership.

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Banning of 100 people and more gatherings
20 March 2020 Employment

Banning of 100 people and more gatherings

Employment Senior Associate, Bheki Nhlapo, recently joined the Heart FM breakfast show to discuss and elaborate on the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the banning of 100 people and more gatherings, especially in the workplace.

CDH named Dealmaker of the decade for deal flow
5 March 2020 Mergers & Acquisitions

CDH named Dealmaker of the decade for deal flow

Allan Hannie, Director in our Corporate & Commercial practice joined SAfm to elaborate on CDH being named Dealmaker of the Decade for deal flow. He also discusses BEE and its positive impact on the South Africa economy, youth employment, and empowering small black businesses.

What constitutes sexual harassment
4 March 2020 Employment

What constitutes sexual harassment

Employment Senior Associate, Anli Bezuidenhout, joined Channel Africa to look at what constitutes sexual harassment, how employers can protect employees from this type of discrimination and one's rights around sexual harassment.