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Welcome clarity on the taxation of farmers in South Africa?
6 October 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Welcome clarity on the taxation of farmers in South Africa?

Farming and agriculture form the lifeblood of any economy. It is no wonder that the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (Act) provides for a special set of beneficial rules applicable to farmers in South Africa. This special taxation regime is by and large set out in the First Schedule to the Act.

Unlocking solar photovoltaic investment potential
5 October 2022 Environmental Law

Unlocking solar photovoltaic investment potential

On 25 July 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa released a press statement regarding the electricity crisis in the country which focused, amongst other things, on the improvement of the performance of Eskom’s existing fleet stations, acceleration of the procurement of new generation capacity, increase of private investment in generation capacity, the enablement of businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar, as well as the fundamental transformation of the electricity sector and positioning it for future sustainability.

Quiet quitting
5 October 2022 Employment Law

Quiet quitting

Quiet quitting has been all the buzz lately. Fezeka Mbatha, Associate in our Employment Law practice, discusses the responsibility of employers and employees in the age of quiet quitting with Morning Live. Watch

Share block schemes and the rights afforded
4 October 2022 Real Estate Law

Share block schemes and the rights afforded

Share block schemes are defined in the Share Blocks Control Act 59 of 1980 (SBC Act) as “any scheme in terms of which a share, in any manner whatsoever, confers a right to or an interest in the use of immovable property”. In a nutshell, share block schemes can be described as an alternative form of property ownership and allow a single company – referred to as a ‘share block company’, to own a particular development. Individuals who become shareholders within the share block company are allowed to buy the right to use a specific unit or space within the development.

Read and conclude sale agreements with due consideration
4 October 2022 Real Estate Law

Read and conclude sale agreements with due consideration

In the enthusiasm of concluding an agreement of sale to purchase a property one must take care to carefully read and understand the clauses of the agreement of sale, as failure to do so may cost you the property. This was reiterated in the recent case, City of Johannesburg v Pitse NO [2022] ZAGPJHC 682 at [16]-[29] under appeal.

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Welcome clarity on the taxation of farmers in South Africa?
6 October 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Welcome clarity on the taxation of farmers in South Africa?

Farming and agriculture form the lifeblood of any economy. It is no wonder that the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (Act) provides for a special set of beneficial rules applicable to farmers in South Africa. This special taxation regime is by and large set out in the First Schedule to the Act.

Unlocking solar photovoltaic investment potential
5 October 2022 Environmental Law

Unlocking solar photovoltaic investment potential

On 25 July 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa released a press statement regarding the electricity crisis in the country which focused, amongst other things, on the improvement of the performance of Eskom’s existing fleet stations, acceleration of the procurement of new generation capacity, increase of private investment in generation capacity, the enablement of businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar, as well as the fundamental transformation of the electricity sector and positioning it for future sustainability.

Share block schemes and the rights afforded
4 October 2022 Real Estate Law

Share block schemes and the rights afforded

Share block schemes are defined in the Share Blocks Control Act 59 of 1980 (SBC Act) as “any scheme in terms of which a share, in any manner whatsoever, confers a right to or an interest in the use of immovable property”. In a nutshell, share block schemes can be described as an alternative form of property ownership and allow a single company – referred to as a ‘share block company’, to own a particular development. Individuals who become shareholders within the share block company are allowed to buy the right to use a specific unit or space within the development.

Read and conclude sale agreements with due consideration
4 October 2022 Real Estate Law

Read and conclude sale agreements with due consideration

In the enthusiasm of concluding an agreement of sale to purchase a property one must take care to carefully read and understand the clauses of the agreement of sale, as failure to do so may cost you the property. This was reiterated in the recent case, City of Johannesburg v Pitse NO [2022] ZAGPJHC 682 at [16]-[29] under appeal.

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Treasury to Implement an Unemployment Insurance Fund
23 March 2021 Employment Law

Treasury to Implement an Unemployment Insurance Fund

Widely reported last week is a plan by the Treasury to set up an Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), in order to assist the unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported, the plan seems rather simple; a 1% tax will be levied on employees and employers alike in order to fund the UIF and offer a monthly stipend to the unemployed, or those unable to work due to illness.

Labour and Employment Guide 2020
23 March 2021 Employment Law

Labour and Employment Guide 2020

Partner Desmond Odhiambo and Associate Peter Mutema recently contributed to the 2020 edition of Getting The Deal Through - Labour and Employment.

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Quiet quitting
5 October 2022 Employment Law

Quiet quitting

Quiet quitting has been all the buzz lately. Fezeka Mbatha, Associate in our Employment Law practice, discusses the responsibility of employers and employees in the age of quiet quitting with Morning Live. Watch

Kenya's increased rate of capital gains tax
29 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Kenya's increased rate of capital gains tax

Alex Kanyi, Partner in our Tax & Exchange Control practice at CDH Kenya, recently discussed the increased rate of capital gains tax from 5% to 15%, which will take effect from 1 January 2023.

Carbon tax
23 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Carbon tax

Louis Botha, Senior Associate in our Tax & Exchange Control practice provided insights on South Africa's carbon tax on the BBC Studios Money Daily show.

Strides, struggles and solutions for women in South Africa
18 August 2022 Dispute Resolution

Strides, struggles and solutions for women in South Africa

"Be resilient, the world is your oyster", says Nomlayo Mabhena-Mlilo, Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution practice. Nomlayo recently formed part of a panel on SABC 3's Unfiltered, to unpack the strides, struggles and solutions for women in South Africa.

Aadil Patel discusses the four day week
12 July 2022 Employment Law

Aadil Patel discusses the four day week

Whilst a four-day work week is attractive, South Africa needs to move to a productivity-based work model, in order to achieve success; this according to Aadil Patel, Director and Practice Head in our Employment Law practice, during his interview with Newzroom Afika.

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National Wills Week
22 September 2022 Trusts & Estates

National Wills Week

During National Wills Week, from 12-16 September 2022, Allison Alexander, Practice Head in our Trusts & Estates practice provides insight on the legal implications in the absence of a will.

Tattoos in the workplace
13 September 2022 Employment Law

Tattoos in the workplace

Are your employees tattoos visible when they wear a suit and tie? And is it even relevant if they are? Hugo Pienaar, Director in our Employment Law practice discussed the topic with 567 Cape Talk's Jonathan Maytham.

Performance management and performance improvement plans in the employment context
12 September 2022 Employment Law

Performance management and performance improvement plans in the employment context

Managing employee performance and creating an effective performance improvement plan (PIP) are active responsibilities that employers often underestimate. Employers must establish clear performance standards and build an employee's capacity to perform, in a manner that is reasonable, measurable, verifiable and achievable. The law further requires employers to structure a PIP to address a perceived employment failure, as opposed to using it to terminate an employment contract. Join Desmond Odhiambo and Tyler Hawi Ayah as they delve into these issues and discuss practical methods of managing performance and creating an effective PIP.

Njeri Wagacha talks to Reena Shah
12 September 2022

Njeri Wagacha talks to Reena Shah

Every month CDH Kenya Partner, Njeri Wagacha, publishes the podcast 'Njeri Talks Law'. This month, Njeri speaks with Reena Shah, Senior Legal Advisor at Nestlé.

Women's Month Podcast Series | Megan Rodgers
31 August 2022 Oil & Gas

Women's Month Podcast Series | Megan Rodgers

"Be your authentic self, stay focused and be clear about your goals" says Megan Rodgers, Director and Head of the Oil & Gas sector. Megan shares her journey to becoming a lawyer and specialising in the oil and gas space.