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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.

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.

Standing on solid ground(s) when objecting to an assessment
22 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Standing on solid ground(s) when objecting to an assessment

On appeal from a full bench of the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dispensed with a taxpayer’s request for default judgment against the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in the recent case of Commissioner, SARS v Candice-Jean van der Merwe [2022] ZASCA 106.

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Standing on solid ground(s) when objecting to an assessment
22 September 2022 Tax & Exchange Control

Standing on solid ground(s) when objecting to an assessment

On appeal from a full bench of the High Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dispensed with a taxpayer’s request for default judgment against the South African Revenue Service (SARS) in the recent case of Commissioner, SARS v Candice-Jean van der Merwe [2022] ZASCA 106.

A workplace harassment policy without a thorough risk assessment is a  <em> “hollow symbol signifying nothing” </em>
21 September 2022 Employment Law

A workplace harassment policy without a thorough risk assessment is a “hollow symbol signifying nothing”

The duty of an employer to create and maintain a safe working environment includes ensuring that the workplace is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination and violence. This requires acting expeditiously when claims of harassment, discrimination and violence are reported, but also taking advance measures to mitigate against any risk that renders the workplace unsafe. One such proactive measure is the drafting and implementation of a workplace harassment policy that makes it clear to all those having dealings with the business, that the company has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and violence.

CDH promotes Rishaban Moodley to Dispute Resolution Practice Head
20 September 2022

CDH promotes Rishaban Moodley to Dispute Resolution Practice Head

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rishaban Moodley, as the new head of its Dispute Resolution practice, effective 1 September 2022. Rishaban succeeds Tim Fletcher, who continues to serve the firm in his roles as Chairperson, and as a Director in the Dispute Resolution practice.

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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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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.

Turnaround Talks | Unpacking the Comair saga
4 July 2022 Dispute Resolution

Turnaround Talks | Unpacking the Comair saga

Director and Head of our Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency sector Tobie Jordaan, with Directors, Lucinde Rhoodie, Belinda Scriba, Roxanne Webster, and Associate Nseula Chilikhuma were panellists at a virtual round table discussion in collaboration with Turnaround Talks. The discussion unpacked the Comair saga and the lessons that can be learnt after it was placed under provisional liquidation by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

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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.