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#LandExpropriation: Vumelana calls for CPI participation in property clause review

The public hearing process on the expropriation of land without compensation is scheduled to begin on 8 May...

8 hours ago

Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI)...

13 hours ago

Paperless customs reporting system launches

The South African Revenue Service (Sars)will introduce a new electronic cargo reporting system which will be able to track the movement of cargo coming into and leaving the country this weekend...

7 hours ago

No need to panic over land expropriation without compensation

The process is still a long way off from being proclaimed into law...

By Stuart Manning 1 day ago

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

1 day ago

Two wrongs don't make a right - the Labour Appeal Court cleans up the mess

In Clencor Pty Ltd v Mngezana NO and Others, the Labour Appeal Court was required to consider whether the Labour Court erred in coming to a conclusion as to the relevance of evidence not presented at the CCMA

By Lauren Salt and Tiisetso Rabolao 1 day ago

The (un)certainty of taxes: Is the 1 January 2019 implementation date for carbon tax possible?

Many argue that a carbon tax effective from 1 January 2019 and as currently framed, is achievable, but not necessarily the best mechanism...

By Justine Sweet, Issued by LexisNexis 1 day ago

Companies still fronting through trusts

Companies are still dabbling in fronting through the use of trusts, the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission says...

2 days ago

Law amendments will strethgen IRBA's mandate

Since the scandals around the accounting and auditing profession erupted last year, the SCoF has recognised the need to strengthen the IRBA oversight powers...

2 days ago

Malpractice claims on the rise

There's been an "explosion" of medical malpractice litigation claims in the country over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust...

3 days ago

Court rules that banks can sell your house for next to nothing

When a person obtains a home loan from the bank, a mortgage bond is usually registered over their home as security by the bank...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 16 Apr 2018

Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions...

16 Apr 2018

Failure to submit tax returns can get you a criminal record

Taxpayers who do not submit their tax returns will end up with a criminal record, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Monday...

16 Apr 2018

Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who

Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

By Greg Warchol 16 Apr 2018

Dti stands by validity of copyright commission report

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it stands by the validity of the Copyright Review Commission (CRC) report, which was released in 2012...

16 Apr 2018

Face lift for SA custom regulations

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

By Dylan Govender 13 Apr 2018

Is there a disconnect between profit and ethics?

In this age of social media and the internet, big businesses are taken to task for unethical and non eco-friendly corporate practices by a socially conscious citizenry...

By Angelo Nicolaides 13 Apr 2018

Changes to controlled foreign company tax laws

The controlled foreign company (CFC) rules are aimed at preventing South African taxpayers from locating companies in low tax jurisdictions in an effort to avoid paying South African tax.

By Nola Brown and Sean Gilmour 13 Apr 2018

When debt relief causes debt distress

The proposed debt relief measures in the 2017 amendments to section 19 and paragraph 12A of the Eighth Schedule of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (ITA) did not provide much relief to assist companies in financial distress...

By Joon Chong and Wesley Grimm 12 Apr 2018

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