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Judgment rules enforcement of credit agreements must be in debtors' jurisdiction

A class of emolument attachment orders has been declared unconstitutional in a judgment delivered on 8 July 2015 in the case of The University of Stellenbosch and 15 Others v The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services and 17 Others (Case Number 16703/14)...

By Preshan Singh-Dhulam 30 Jul 2015 11:53

Pay Equality seminar unpacks new regulations' challenges

The recent major changes of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the Employment Equity Act (EEA) and the associated regulations regarding equality in pay and benefits may present challenges to employers who have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for them...

30 Jul 2015 10:49 launches BizTrends 2016 at Leaderex

A stellar line-up of industry leaders will discuss current trends in the marketing communications industry, as well as do some crystal ball gazing for 2016 at's special trend event on 17 September at the Sandton Convention Centre...

Issued by 29 Jul 2015 11:10

Pros and cons of social media at work

Social networking platforms such as Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn have grown phenomenally and many employees maintain an almost permanent online presence...

By Nicci Whitear-Nel 29 Jul 2015 15:59

New employers may be able to enforce restraints of trade

Restraints of trade relate to restrictions applied to employees to maintain confidential business secrets of the employer. They are enforceable by the employer through employment contracts...

By Rishal Bipraj 28 Jul 2015 18:58

Pension Funds Adjudicator dismisses complaint on withdrawal benefit

A worker, who had been dismissed on suspicion of fraud, has failed in his attempt to claim a withdrawal benefit after the Pension Funds Adjudicator (PFA) rejected his complaint...

28 Jul 2015 13:04

Labour Court rules on 'maternity' leave for fathers

The case MIA v State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd (D 312/2012) [2015] ZALCD 20 turned on whether an employer's refusal to grant a male employee 'maternity leave' amounted to unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender...

27 Jul 2015 14:49

Thousands will love your new jingle, Bjorn from Sweden will claim he composed it

In 1971, while at an airport under dark and overcast skies in Ireland - which delayed his flight, Bill Backer - the creative director of McCann-Erickson wrote: 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company'...

By Reinhardt Biermann and Stephen Hollis 24 Jul 2015 13:44

Importance of applying solvency and liquidity test

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) prescribes that it is a mandatory, strict requirement for directors to apply a set solvency and liquidity test to the companies in their control when making certain decisions...

23 Jul 2015 12:37

Securities transfer tax exemption where parties opt out of roll-over relief

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling No 195 (Ruling) on 26 June 2015. The Ruling deals with the application of the exemption provision contained in s8(1)(a) of the Securities Transfer Tax Act, No 25 of 2007 (STT Act)...

By Heinrich Louw 23 Jul 2015 15:53

EU opens probe into Rexam beverage can takeover

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's competition regulator opened an in-depth probe on Monday into the proposed takeover of Rexam, the British maker of beverage cans, by US peer Ball Corporation in an offer worth £4.3 billion ($6.6 billion; €5.8 billion)...

22 Jul 2015 10:00

Reviewing unfair dismissal claims after business transfer

An employer that has entered into a transfer of business, in accordance with s197 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and has complied with all its obligations in terms of the transfer, is often faced with the challenge of implementing changes...

By Katlego Letlonkane 21 Jul 2015 10:39

Voluntary registration: when to raise your hand

A person is obliged to register as a value-added tax (VAT) vendor where such person makes taxable supplies (comprising standard and zero-rated supplies) in excess of R1 million in a consecutive period of 12 months.

By Varusha Moodaley 21 Jul 2015 12:11

After seeing red, PJ Powers back in the pink after ASA ruling

Well-known musician and recovering alcoholic, PJ Powers, was left seeing red recently following a print ad by supermarket giant, SPAR, which used her name without her consent...

By Kelly Thompson & Dineo Modibedi 20 Jul 2015 15:51

Diamond sponsor for ProBono.Org Awards Ceremony

LexisNexis is again the Diamond sponsor for ProBono.Org Awards Ceremony, which honours the work of legal professionals that provide pro bono legal services to the poor.

20 Jul 2015 20:20

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

By Rob Cooper 17 Jul 2015 13:51

Victory for indebted South Africans in garnishee judgement

A major victory for deeply indebted South Africans has come with the judgement of Justice Siraj Desai of the High Court in Cape Town that declared emolument attachment orders (EAO) issued in other jurisdictions "unlawful‚ invalid and of no force and effect..."

16 Jul 2015 15:47

Key issues on Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

The Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value in terms of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) provides practical guidance to employers and employees on how to apply the principle in their workplaces...

By Jacques V. Wyk, Andre V. Heerden, Brittany Feldman 16 Jul 2015 15:10

Home Affairs sets record straight on new visa regulations

PRETORIA: The Department of Home Affairs says the new visa regulations are in line with two pieces of legislation...

15 Jul 2015 12:34

Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe...

15 Jul 2015 09:55

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