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High Court litigation against SARS: Changes coming?
19 September 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

High Court litigation against SARS: Changes coming?

On 17 September 2019, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released a Media Statement regarding the steps that SARS has taken in implementing the Nugent Commission (Commission) recommendations (Media Statement).

Rescission of judgments taken against you without your knowledge
19 September 2019 Dispute Resolution

Rescission of judgments taken against you without your knowledge

Zanele Ngakane, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice, features on YFM's 'The Shakedown' to discuss rescission of judgments taken against you without your knowledge. Tune in to 'The Shakedown' every Tuesday between 1pm and 2pm to catch LawyeredUp, a weekly feature where Zanele talks through various legal issues.

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.

No good deed goes unpunished
18 September 2019 Dispute Resolution

No good deed goes unpunished

There is much to be said for the phrase that “no good deed goes unpunished”. The issue of whether certain agreements were defined as credit agreements in terms of s8(5) of the National Credit Act, No 34 of 2005 (NCA) arose in the case of Jacobs v De Klerk and Another [2019] JOL 45014 (FB).

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High Court litigation against SARS: Changes coming?
19 September 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

High Court litigation against SARS: Changes coming?

On 17 September 2019, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released a Media Statement regarding the steps that SARS has taken in implementing the Nugent Commission (Commission) recommendations (Media Statement).

No good deed goes unpunished
18 September 2019 Dispute Resolution

No good deed goes unpunished

There is much to be said for the phrase that “no good deed goes unpunished”. The issue of whether certain agreements were defined as credit agreements in terms of s8(5) of the National Credit Act, No 34 of 2005 (NCA) arose in the case of Jacobs v De Klerk and Another [2019] JOL 45014 (FB).

How not to resolve a conflict of interests where the entire board of directors is conflicted
18 September 2019 Corporate & Commercial

How not to resolve a conflict of interests where the entire board of directors is conflicted

A persistent problem with the practical application of s75 of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 (Companies Act) relates to the conflicts of interest of common directors in the context of intra-group transactions. The objective of this article is not to cover any new ground with respect to s75, but rather to critique the argument that s75(2)(a)(i)(ii) excludes the application of s75 in such cases.

Carbon tax – new legislation already changing but what about the regulations?
13 September 2019 Tax & Exchange Control

Carbon tax – new legislation already changing but what about the regulations?

The Carbon Tax Act, No 15 of 2019 (Act) came into effect on 1 June 2019. Simply put, carbon tax is imposed on the carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent of greenhouse gas emissions where certain thresholds are exceeded and is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in South Africa and to ensure that South Africa meets its commitments under the Paris Agreement.

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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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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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Rescission of judgments taken against you without your knowledge
19 September 2019 Dispute Resolution

Rescission of judgments taken against you without your knowledge

Zanele Ngakane, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice, features on YFM's 'The Shakedown' to discuss rescission of judgments taken against you without your knowledge. Tune in to 'The Shakedown' every Tuesday between 1pm and 2pm to catch LawyeredUp, a weekly feature where Zanele talks through various legal issues.

Debt recovery and prescription of claims after 3 years
27 August 2019 Dispute Resolution

Debt recovery and prescription of claims after 3 years

Zanele Ngakane, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice, features on @YFM's 'The Shakedown' to discuss debt recovery and prescription of claims after 3 years. Tune in to 'The Shakedown' every Tuesday between 1pm and 2pm to catch LawyeredUp, a weekly feature where Zanele talks through various legal issues.