Families are still required to carry unabridged birth certificates

Despite a recent announcement by the Department of Home Affairs that their modernisation drive would eliminate the need for unabridged birth certificates, parents travelling with children are still required to carry one...

5 minutes ago

Treasury publishes draft tax laws bills

National Treasury has published the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, (TLAB) and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) for public comment...

1 hour ago

Consumers need to understand how PoPI will impact property transactions. Here's why

South Africa's main data protection law PoPI, enacted in 2013, will soon take effect...

35 minutes ago

Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work

The Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work and is awaiting the submission of...

1 day ago

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

1 day ago

Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment

The Protection of Investment Act of 2015, which was activated by a notice published in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July, has been criticised nationally and internationally...

1 day ago

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 1 day ago

Moseneke highlights reluctance to transform common law

There was a reluctance by some in the judiciary and academia to integrate the common law and locate it in its valid place within the national transformation agenda, former Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said...

13 Jul 2018

Mining Charter needs to be rebooted

Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help...

13 Jul 2018

Criminal prosecution: Just another reason to pay your tax

The country's tax base have reason to be a tad nervous, now that Sars has embarked on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their returns...

By Jean du Toit 12 Jul 2018

M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news

Merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals in the first half of this year...

12 Jul 2018

Elza Syarief Law Office Advocates entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group

Elza Syarief Law Office Advocates & Legal Consultant, operating mostly in Jakarta, Indonesia, entered into a formal mutual strategic association agreement with Europlaw Group on 2 July...

Issued by Europlaw 11 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Jul 2018

What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...

The iconic RF logo has become synonymous with Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer. However, fans will, no doubt, be outraged to hear that Federer is currently engaged in a legal wrangle with his former sponsor, Nike, about ownership of the logo...

By Vicky Stilwell 10 Jul 2018

Could African Union law shape a new legal order for the continent?

In his forthcoming book, African Union Law, Femi Amao argues that Africa is on the cusp of a new continental legal order. It's evolving slowly but there are early signs that it's showing traits similar to the development of European Union law. The Conversation Africa's Julius Maina asked him to explain...

10 Jul 2018

Traditional land not affected by Section 25 amendment

A meeting of a Ministerial Task Team and National House of Traditional Leaders has resolved that the traditional land would not be affected by the proposed amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution...

9 Jul 2018

Do you understand Sars' tax understatement penalty behaviours?

On 1 October 2012 the understatement penalty regime was introduced to replace the additional tax regime...

By Esther Geldenhuys 9 Jul 2018

Duduzane Zuma granted R100k bail with strict conditions

Duduzane Zuma today made a brief appearance in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court after he was arrested by the Hawks for alleged corruption...

9 Jul 2018

Minister extends Mining Charter deadline

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed Mining Charter to the end of August...

9 Jul 2018

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