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Victory Against HIV Discrimination
10 December 2019 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Victory Against HIV Discrimination

According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 2019 mid-year population estimates for 2019, around 18,7% of South Africans aged 15 to 49 years are HIV positive, with the total number of people living with HIV estimated at approximately 7,97 million. In view of the overwhelming evidence of the importance, impact on society, link to systemic disadvantage and historical discrimination on the grounds of positive HIV status, it is clear that stringent measures need to be taken to ensure that HIV positive people are able to maintain productive lives, remain gainfully and productively employed and that their basic human rights are at all times respected.

Another ruling on income tax allowances for future expenditure
6 December 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

Another ruling on income tax allowances for future expenditure

Under section 24C of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962, if a taxpayer receives income under a contract in a tax year, and if the income will be used to finance expenditure to be incurred by the taxpayer in future in the performance of its obligations under that contract – then the taxpayer may qualify for an allowance.

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Victory Against HIV Discrimination
10 December 2019 Pro Bono & Human Rights

Victory Against HIV Discrimination

According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 2019 mid-year population estimates for 2019, around 18,7% of South Africans aged 15 to 49 years are HIV positive, with the total number of people living with HIV estimated at approximately 7,97 million. In view of the overwhelming evidence of the importance, impact on society, link to systemic disadvantage and historical discrimination on the grounds of positive HIV status, it is clear that stringent measures need to be taken to ensure that HIV positive people are able to maintain productive lives, remain gainfully and productively employed and that their basic human rights are at all times respected.

Another ruling on income tax allowances for future expenditure
6 December 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

Another ruling on income tax allowances for future expenditure

Under section 24C of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962, if a taxpayer receives income under a contract in a tax year, and if the income will be used to finance expenditure to be incurred by the taxpayer in future in the performance of its obligations under that contract – then the taxpayer may qualify for an allowance.

Minister publishes draft amendments to MPRDA regulations
4 December 2019 Mining & Minerals

Minister publishes draft amendments to MPRDA regulations

On 28 November 2019, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (Minister) published Draft Amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations, 2019 (Draft Amendments) for public comment. Interested and affected parties have 30 days to comment thereon. The Draft Amendments, once finalised, shall come into operation on the date of publication in the Government Gazette for implementation.

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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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International Fraud Awareness Week
25 November 2019 Dispute Resolution

International Fraud Awareness Week

Associate in the Corporate Investigations sector, Krevania Pillay, recently joined The Jane Dutton Hour on eNCA to discuss International Fraud Awareness Week.

Things to know about lying on your CV
18 September 2019 Employment

Things to know about lying on your CV

Bheki Nhlapo, Associate in the Employment practice joins the Business Unusual Show on Newzroom Afrika. He discusses the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, CV misrepresentation and its implications.

The landscape for women in law
29 August 2019 Pro Bono & Human Rights

The landscape for women in law

National Practice Head and Director in the Pro Bono & Human Rights practice, Jacquie Cassette, recently joined SABC's Morning Live to discuss the landscape for women in law.

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The legalisation of cannabis
8 November 2019 Dispute Resolution

The legalisation of cannabis

Andrew MacPherson, an Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice, joined SAFM's The Talking Point to discuss the legalisation of cannabis.

The growing pandemic of cybercrime
7 October 2019 Corporate Investigations

The growing pandemic of cybercrime

Zaakir Mohamed, a Director in the Corporate Investigations sector of CDH's Dispute Resolution practice, recently joined Radio Islam to unpack the growing pandemic of cybercrime.