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What’s an Oscar without employment rights?
17 February 2020 Employment

What’s an Oscar without employment rights?

On 11 December 2019 the Department of Employment and Labour published a notice in the Government Gazette informing the public of its intention to deem individuals working in the Film and Television industry as employees. Such workers are currently classified as independent contractors. If passed, the effect would be to vest these individuals with various rights in terms of certain employment-related legislation.

In with the Consumer Protection Act and out “with a shove of the foot”
17 February 2020 Real Estate

In with the Consumer Protection Act and out “with a shove of the foot”

Impact of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 on the voetstoots clause. The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) promotes a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services, including the buying or selling of immovable property. The CPA provides for a statutory duty of disclosure. The CPA affects agreements concluded in the ordinary course of business by a developer, who supplies goods (property) to the purchaser of the said property. The result is that such property developer cannot exclude liability for defects in the property by way of a voetstoots clause in their sales agreement.

The expansion of the DTMC regime – a love letter to the South African business community?
14 February 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

The expansion of the DTMC regime – a love letter to the South African business community?

2020 began with the World Bank downwardly revising South Africa’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 to 0,9%, in its Global Economic Prospects report. Some believe that the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), to which South Africa is a signatory, may improve South Africa’s growth prospects. Furthermore, in the speech on the 2019 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) Minister Mboweni announced that “[t]o promote investment and reduce unnecessary burdensome approvals, by Budget Day, the South African Reserve Bank will propose a more modern, transparent and risk-based approvals framework for cross-border flows…To support regional integration, the HoldCo regime will be extended to all banks.”

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What’s an Oscar without employment rights?
17 February 2020 Employment

What’s an Oscar without employment rights?

On 11 December 2019 the Department of Employment and Labour published a notice in the Government Gazette informing the public of its intention to deem individuals working in the Film and Television industry as employees. Such workers are currently classified as independent contractors. If passed, the effect would be to vest these individuals with various rights in terms of certain employment-related legislation.

In with the Consumer Protection Act and out “with a shove of the foot”
17 February 2020 Real Estate

In with the Consumer Protection Act and out “with a shove of the foot”

Impact of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 on the voetstoots clause. The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) promotes a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services, including the buying or selling of immovable property. The CPA provides for a statutory duty of disclosure. The CPA affects agreements concluded in the ordinary course of business by a developer, who supplies goods (property) to the purchaser of the said property. The result is that such property developer cannot exclude liability for defects in the property by way of a voetstoots clause in their sales agreement.

The expansion of the DTMC regime – a love letter to the South African business community?
14 February 2020 Tax & Exchange Control

The expansion of the DTMC regime – a love letter to the South African business community?

2020 began with the World Bank downwardly revising South Africa’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 to 0,9%, in its Global Economic Prospects report. Some believe that the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), to which South Africa is a signatory, may improve South Africa’s growth prospects. Furthermore, in the speech on the 2019 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) Minister Mboweni announced that “[t]o promote investment and reduce unnecessary burdensome approvals, by Budget Day, the South African Reserve Bank will propose a more modern, transparent and risk-based approvals framework for cross-border flows…To support regional integration, the HoldCo regime will be extended to all banks.”

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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.

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New POPI Regulations
6 February 2020 Corporate & Commercial

New POPI Regulations

Director in the Corporate & Commercial practice joined Talk Radio 702 to discuss the New POPI Regulations that are set to end direct marketing calls in South Africa.

Employer's privacy rights
3 February 2020 Employment

Employer's privacy rights

Anli Bezuidenhout, Senior Associate in the Employment practice unpacks the employer's rights to privacy and how as an employee one can make sure they're not in breach of their employment contract.

Employers rights to privacy
30 January 2020 Employment

Employers rights to privacy

Michael Yeates, Director in the Employment practice talks about the implications an employee can face for recording an employer.

Lying on your CV
24 January 2020 Employment

Lying on your CV

Steven Adams a Senior Associate in the Employment practice joined Pippa Hudson on Cape Talk. He was in a panel discussion which discussed the consequences of lying on your CV.