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SA minor child no longer grounds for permanent residency

A pressing immigration matter that continues to divide families yet stay under the media's radar, concerns permanent residency applications on the grounds of a South African minor child...

Issued by Le Roux Attorneys 26 May 2015 11:16

Tencent for the Planet aims to combat illegal online wildlife trade

Tencent, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal online wildlife trade on Tencent's Weixin, QQ, and microblog platforms...

26 May 2015 07:54

Provisions in Act can defer payment of CGT

If a person disposes of an asset during the current tax year, but only becomes entitled to payment in future tax years, the Income Tax Act, 1962 provides that the amount is deemed to have accrued to that person during the current tax year...

By Graeme Palmer 25 May 2015 06:49

Competition Commission to investigate retail sector

The Competition Commission will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry into parts of the retail sector...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith 22 May 2015 11:44

[Food for Thought] There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or are there?

The scary fact is that 80% of species are currently overexploited or fished out, but fish remains the most sought-after commodity in recent years. So how do we manage this resource to keep it sustainable?

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2015 07:48

We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals...

Issued by 21 May 2015 12:06

State-owned entities are not exempt from section 197(2) of the LRA

The Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgement in the case of City Power Ltd v Grinpal Energy Management Services (Pty) Ltd, concerning section 197 (2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA)...

By Sandile July 21 May 2015 08:21

Farmers hold the key to nature conservation: let's treat them that way

The town of Bethlehem in the Free State Province, South Africa, gets its name from the Hebrew words "Beit lechem" - house of bread. It is a fitting name for a town nestled within a patchwork of privately-owned commercial farmland. Much can be learnt here about the challenges farmers face when conserving nature...

By Falko Buschke 21 May 2015 11:06

Minority trade unions are bound by extended collective agreements

The Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA), endeavours to promote and facilitate collective bargaining at sectoral level and in the workplace...

By Hugo Pienaar and Joloudi Badenhorst 20 May 2015 08:39

Expropriation Bill communists' blow against property rights

Much of organised business and agriculture seem to have been too easily satisfied by the government's redrafted Expropriation Bill...

By John Kane-Berman 19 May 2015 08:55

UCT launches new course to bridge gap between law and business skills

The need for legal practitioners to learn effective business skills has prompted the design of a course to help legal practitioners on the continent become successful leaders in emerging markets...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 May 2015 12:42

Labour legislation and maternity leave

Internationally, the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183) allows for a woman to whom this Convention applies a period of maternity leave of not less than 14 weeks...

By Naledi Motsiri and Olivia Eleanor Timothy 18 May 2015 09:02

Filing of Employment Equity Reports

In terms of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), designated employers are obliged to submit an Employment Equity Report (EER) to the Director-General of the Department of Labour once every year on the first working day of October, or if an electronic report is submitted, on 15 January of the following year...

By Jacques Van Wyk, Andre van Heerden and Brittany Fe 18 May 2015 13:14

Aviation authority introduces regulations for drones

SACAA will be introducing new regulations that will help regulate remotely piloted aircraft systems, popularly known as drones...

18 May 2015 06:27

Emirates Airlines bans transport of hunting trophies

Emirates Airlines have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday, 15 May 2015...

18 May 2015 10:22

DLA Piper contributes to global employment law guide

DLA Piper's Employment group has produced a global employment law guide entitled, A Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants, which highlights the legal provisions of restrictive covenants in 33 key jurisdictions across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

18 May 2015 09:50

Findings released into learners' death, racial segregation

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has released the findings of investigations into the death of three learners at Emma Primary School, as well as racial segregation at Curro Foundation School...

By More Matshediso 15 May 2015 08:15

Gov backtracks on B-BBEE Codes

Government has backtracked after publishing a General Notice which had the effect of virtually abolishing the recognition of ownership rights achieved using B-BBEE Schemes...

By Helgard Janse van Rensburg 14 May 2015 13:18

Employers must have tangible evidence to support dismissals

Section 188 of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 permits an employer to dismiss an employee for reasons related to the employee's misconduct. Employers have tried to broaden the ambit of this form of dismissal by arguing that employees can be dismissed based on a suspicion of misconduct alone...

By Hugo Pienaar and Joloudi Badenhorst 14 May 2015 13:05

Who is obliged to report a reportable arrangement?

The list of reportable arrangements was extended by the South African Revenue Service in a notice (SARS Notice) published on 16 March 2015 in terms of s35(2) and s36(4) of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA)...

By Ben Strauss 14 May 2015 13:12

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