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Exclusive Books readies for next court fight to keep airport stores

The usual airport book fare of easy reading thrillers or romances with glitzy covers are not necessarily top of the list for tourists who frequent Exclusive Books' airport stores...

By Hilary Joffe 1 day ago

Lithuanian law amendment eases rules for SA Litvaks seeking dual citizenship

Last week, the Government of Lithuania adopted unanticipated amendments to the law pertaining to nationality. No longer requiring documented proof of persecution or of imminent threat, the descendants of Lithuanian Jews who left before 1990 can now qualify for Lithuanian dual citizenship - including those living in South Africa...

1 day ago

Removing an unwilling trustee

As administrators of the trust property, it is extremely important that the trustees work together and act in the best interest of beneficiaries...

2 days ago

Ruling on policy-making authority of school governing bodies

When the Constitutional Court pronounces on the powers of school governing bodies, its decision is especially resonant and important to note, as only 4.1% of the country's 12.8 million learners are at independent schools, leaving the majority to deal with public schools or independent schools, receiving state subsidies...

By Ashley Pillay and Yana van Leeve 2 days ago

Potential compliance issues of new mining charter

South Africa (similar to other countries endowed with mineral resources) has recognised that, except for encouraging downstream value-addition (beneficiation) in the minerals sector, policy tools and regulatory frameworks must be implemented to ensure that the extractive industry provides broader benefits to society...

By Jackwell Feris 2 days ago

Nissan taking South Korea to court over emission claims

Japanese automaker Nissan said on Monday it is taking South Korea to court in response to Seoul's claims that it manipulated emissions data...

2 days ago

Legally merging municipal accounts

Section 102 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 prescribes that a municipality is entitled to consolidate the accounts of 'persons'...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Gary Boruchowitz 3 days ago

How many submissions can the Master hear when considering a creditor's claim?

In the recent case of Constantia Insurance Company Limited v Master of the High Court, Johannesburg, the High Court considered whether the provisions of the Insolvency Act, No 24 of 1936 permit the Master to consider liquidators' additional submissions in response to a creditor's substantiation of its claim...

By Thabile Fuhrmann and Vincent Manko 3 days ago

Paying attention to mediation clauses in shipping contracts

Parties to a shipping agreement, such as a contract of carriage or charter, should pay very careful attention to the wording of the mediation clause included in the shipping contract, if they agree that they wish to refer any future or existing disputes to mediation...

By Lana Jacobs 3 days ago

New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for a tax exemption on foreign employment income...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Jun 2016

VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday...

24 Jun 2016

Refusal to work does not always constitute a strike

In G4S Cash Solutions SA v Motor Transport Workers Union and Others, the employer required its employees to work on Sundays and on public holidays. The employees refused to do so because they were not given an increase in the remuneration for work on those days...

By Sipelelo Lityi and Stephanie Gonclaves 23 Jun 2016

Young legal eagles dig deep to build mining platform

African law students are changing the way we access data by leading efforts to disseminate Africa's mining legal frameworks through the AMLA project...

23 Jun 2016

Amendment to the Banks Act regulations in preparation for Basel III

Though full implementation of Basel III is not due until 1 January 2018, South African banks are under pressure to conform to the new standards and should already have started reporting on how they are positioned for compliance...

By Bridget King and Raaziq Ismail 22 Jun 2016

Retailers win music pay battle

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a case between the SA Music Performance Association and six of the country's biggest retailers regarding needle-time royalties - meaning music royalty rates will remain the same for musicians...

22 Jun 2016

Digital to transform court filing system

To increase efficiencies, reduce costs and mitigate against the lost and stolen court documents in the South African legal system, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called for the introduction of an electronic court filing system...

21 Jun 2016

ZACR/DotAfrica - US court grants motion to dismiss

In the ongoing US court battle between the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA), a California court granted the ZACR's motion to dismiss all claims against it by DCA, in relation to DCA's ongoing attempts to stall the public availability of the .africa (dotAfrica) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD)...

21 Jun 2016

Ex-CEO Sedibe sues Safa for R5m

Former SA Football Association CEO Lesley Sedibe is suing the association for R5-million for defamation. The summons is said to have been served on Friday...

20 Jun 2016

China iPhone sales maintained pending patent appeal: Apple

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple said it continues to sell its iPhones in China pending an appeal of a ruling which said the smartphones violated a patent of a Chinese manufacturer...

20 Jun 2016

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