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SARS clamps down on share buy backs

In practice taxpayers often enter into arrangements in terms of which a company buys back its own shares held by certain shareholders, and immediately thereafter issues new shares to new shareholders...

By Mareli Treurnicht 25 Mar 2015 08:23

ASA ruling favours NGOs

The recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA), in favour of Gun Free South Africa, sets an important precedent for NGOs using advertising for advocacy purposes...

20 Mar 2015 08:37

Rolls Royce, rappers and trade mark dilution

There's been quite a bit in the news about Rolls Royce going after a rapper in the US. The rapper goes by the name of Royce Rizzy, but the complaint is apparently not limited to the singer's name...

By Robyn Muller 17 Mar 2015 07:25

Shoprite goes to top court over loss of licence to sell wine next to food

When grocery retailers in the Eastern Cape lost their licences to sell wine on their shelves alongside groceries, it was an arbitrary deprivation of property, Shoprite Checkers argued at the ConCourt...

By Franny Rabkin 13 Mar 2015 14:34

Competition Commission's guidelines for determining administrative penalties

The growing need from the Competition Tribunal, the Competition Appeal Court and various stakeholders, for the Competition Commission to develop guidelines for determining administrative penalties, has been recognised by the Commission...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 13 Mar 2015 11:08

Judgment determines state liability, wrongfulness and the duty of care

In an environment where much is made of accountability and transparency, a recent judgment has clarified the approach of the court in actions against the state based on improper commercial dealings...

By Rishal Bipraj 13 Mar 2015 07:30

Join PEG Gauteng for its second "nitty-gritty" workshop of 2015

Taking place on 28 March 2015, the workshop is designed to tackle the thorny questions of copyright and the principles and procedures of obtaining permissions...

11 Mar 2015 09:25

Final notice and regulations for tax-free investments approved

On 20 February 2015, National Treasury issued a media statement indicating that the Minister of Finance approved the final notice and regulations introducing tax-free investments, which came into effect on 1 March 2015...

By Mareli Treurnicht 11 Mar 2015 07:15

SCA clarifies relationship between VAT vendor and SARS

The basic principle of VAT is that a vendor must account to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for output tax on taxable supplies made after deducting any input tax incurred by him...

By Graeme Palmer 9 Mar 2015 10:10

SARS releases ruling on sale of shares

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling No 189 on 19 February 2015, which dealt with the sale of shares subject to suspensive conditions...

By Heinrich Louw 5 Mar 2015 08:34

Government says it is determined to flush out the frauds

Government says it is determined to flush out public servants who misrepresent their academic qualifications...

4 Mar 2015 12:55

Caution required as infrastructure sharing deals

In the current economy, proven benefits and technological advances are underpinning the rise of shared infrastructure models across business sectors...

By Harriet Beamish 4 Mar 2015 07:49

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

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