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Six steps to help staff retire more comfortably

As of 1 March 2016, the tax laws around retirement fund contributions have changed significantly, with the main changes affecting how much employees can contribute and deduct from their taxable income...

20 May 2016

Compliance forms part of a company's reputation

Compliance with the South African laws and regulations is directly linked to a business's reputation and companies need policies in place to ensure adherence by employees, clients and suppliers...

19 May 2016

Virgin Active's 'Get off your ass' ads not offensive - ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that the use of 'ass' in Virgin Active's television commercials is not offensive and the group may continue to use the word in its advertising...

By Gaelyn Scott 18 May 2016

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment

According to the CCMA, it has around 687 cases a day, which represents an increase of almost 23% over the past five years...

By Aadil Patel 18 May 2016

World's largest crime zone... cyberspace

It is essential for South Africa to establish and implement cybersecurity measures and legislation, as cyberspace becomes the world's largest crime zone...

By Simone Gill and Bilal Bokhari 18 May 2016

UJ obtains court order to prevent violence, anarchy

The High Court has granted the University of Johannesburg (UJ) a court order, binding until 31 May 2016, when respondents will have an opportunity to show cause why the interim relief should not be made final...

18 May 2016

Nissan to be fined for emissions cheating in South Korea

South Korea says it will fine Nissan for manipulating emissions data on a popular diesel sports utility vehicle, bringing the Japanese car giant into a widening global scandal...

18 May 2016

Stink over sewerage line for Kyalami mall

An environmental group has applied for the legal review of a sewerage line being built on Kyalami agricultural holdings to service a shopping centre development in the area...

By Alistair Anderson 17 May 2016

Defining 'reasonable accommodation' for people with disabilities

The Employment Equity Act and the revised BBBEE codes require businesses to employ more people with disabilities and not to claim that they are unable to accommodate people with disabilities. However, this should not cause an organisation 'unjustifiable hardship'.

By Hugo Pienaar and Roxanne Bain 17 May 2016

Norway sovereign wealth fund to sue Volkswagen: report

LONDON, UK: Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is to sue German carmaker Volkswagen over an emissions-cheating scandal that caused it huge losses, the Financial Times reported Sunday...

17 May 2016

Addressing queries on Citadel and the Panama Papers

In light of recent disclosures in the Panama Papers, the Citadel Group would like to outline the extent of its dealings with Mossack Fonseca...

By Hilary Dudley, MD, Citadel Fiduciary 16 May 2016

R10m fine for failure to notify Competition Commission of healthcare merger

Life Healthcare Group and Joint Medical Holdings have agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R10 million - the highest fine ever imposed to date for a failure to notify a merger...

16 May 2016

Reaction to approval of Expropriation Bill

The Select Committee on Economic- and Business Development approved the Expropriation Bill with only two change made and these were semantic in nature...

16 May 2016

Dispute between SARS, Julius Malema continues

The High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) recently handed down judgment in the case of Malema v Commissioner for SARS, on whether SARS was bound to a compromise agreement entered into between Malema (Applicant) and SARS because of alleged non-disclosures and misstatements made by the Applicant...

By Mareli Treurnicht 16 May 2016

Professional negligence: when your lawyer lets you down

Possibly one of the worst betrayals is when a professional individual paid to look after your interests, neglects their duty in a way that leaves you physically, financially, emotionally or legally compromised...

Issued by Simpsons Attorneys 16 May 2016

Hospitality takeover wins approval with terms

The takeover of hotel-focused property fund Hospitality by Southern Sun Hotels has been approved by SA's competition authorities, with conditions...

By Alistair Anderson 16 May 2016

Class action could suck the breath out of the mining industry

Although any sort of outcome is still years off, the high court ruling on the silicosis class action will no doubt have mining houses panicked...

By Nicci Botha 16 May 2016

Employee privacy vs employer protection

There have been several cases on the fairness of disciplinary action taken against employees for engaging in misconduct on social media platforms, with the popular defence being raised of the right to privacy, provided by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa...

By Samiksha Singh and Zola Mcaciso 13 May 2016

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