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Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development
Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development

Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...

By Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018

What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes
What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas
How South Africa should tackle the redistribution of land in urban areas

Land debates are reverberating across South Africa...

By Sarita Pillay 8 May 2018

When employee suspensions go wrong
When employee suspensions go wrong

Employers need to think twice before they simply suspend an employee. If the suspension turns out to be unfair, the employer may need to fork out more money than bargained for...

7 May 2018

Gauteng gets tough on illegal NPOs
Gauteng gets tough on illegal NPOs

The Gauteng Provincial Government has given non-profit organisations (NPOs) six-months to get their legal status in order...

7 May 2018

Do we need human rights law?
Do we need human rights law?

In a world of unprecedented refugee flows, seemingly endless wars and rising levels of xenophobia and inequality, many have been questioning the point of human rights...

By Kiran Grewal 7 May 2018

Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry
Fraud, an increasingly prevalent threat in real estate industry

A proliferation of brazen fraudsters are increasingly using sophisticated scams to not only fleece buyers and sellers, but also property practitioners...

7 May 2018

Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier
Recovering arrear levies from defaulting home owners just got easier

A change of legislation will now make it easier for sectional title trustees and home owners' association directors to recover arrear levies from defaulting home owners...

7 May 2018

Suspended Sars commissioner, Tom Moyane
Tom Moyane served with disciplinary charges

Suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has been served with disciplinary charges, the Presidency announced...

4 May 2018

New municipal court opens in Mitchells Plain
New municipal court opens in Mitchells Plain

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has officially opened the new Mitchells Plain Municipal Court. The court has been built next to the subcouncil office, allowing for residents to conduct all their City business in one vicinity...

4 May 2018

How to object to property valuations after deadline
How to object to property valuations after deadline

It often happens that property owners miss the deadline for objection to incorrect details on a property roll. If municipal staff advise you that there is nothing you can do after the fact to fix the problem, they are wrong. Here are the steps that a property owner can take to compel the municipality to investigate and correct an error on a valuation roll outside of the prescribed time periods for objection to that roll.

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Maike Gohl 4 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes
Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

New tax laws: What are SA expats' options?
New tax laws: What are SA expats' options?

South African expatriates need not only understand the new expatriate tax law, but also act on it or face dire tax consequences...

By Jonty Leon 3 May 2018

Groundbreaking settlement in silicosis/TB class action
Groundbreaking settlement in silicosis/TB class action

In the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa, an agreement has been reached in the silicosis and tuberculosis case after three years of extensive negotiation.

3 May 2018

Tertius Troost, tax consultant at Mazars
The not-so-sweet consequences of sugar tax

South Africans may not be able to fully appreciate how far-reaching the so-called sugar tax, which Treasury introduced on 1 April 2018, really is...

3 May 2018

Glebelands Hostel alleged hitman in court
Glebelands Hostel alleged hitman in court

A man police have identified as the most feared and wanted hitman they have linked to the Glebelands Hostel murders is due to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate's Court this morning...

2 May 2018

Faith Ngwenya, Saipa technical executive
Saipa: Non-compliant tax practitioners risk deregistration

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (Saipa) has urged its tax practising members to ensure they are compliant with Sars requirements...

2 May 2018

Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report
Health Market Inquiry postpones release of report

The Competition Commission has announced the postponement of the Provisional Findings and Recommendation Report into the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) to the end of May...

30 Apr 2018

New regulations for network providers
New regulations for network providers

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Thursday announced four new End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations at a media briefing...

30 Apr 2018

Fairplay appeals for additional time for VAT expert panel
Fairplay appeals for additional time for VAT expert panel

FairPlay is appealing to the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, to allow additional time for the panel of experts reviewing the list of VAT zero-rated food items...

30 Apr 2018

Parliament slams 'Caster Semenya regulations'
Parliament slams 'Caster Semenya regulations'

Parliament has joined South Africans in condemning what it has described as the discriminatory regulations passed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) allegedly targeted at South African athlete Caster Semenya...

30 Apr 2018

Photo: Zoë Postman
Community consent is not needed for mining rights, says lawyer

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) failed to make a distinction between "legal deprivation and physical deprivation", the Pretoria High Court heard...

By Zoë Postman 30 Apr 2018

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment
Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA's Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned...

By Tasia Brummer 26 Apr 2018

Parliament passes bill to regulate e-hailing services
Parliament passes bill to regulate e-hailing services

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the passing of the National Land Transport Amendment Bill by the National Assembly...

26 Apr 2018

MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off
MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off

Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement...

25 Apr 2018

Divorce order vs Divorce Act: pension payouts when married out of community of property
Divorce order vs Divorce Act: pension payouts when married out of community of property

A portion of the pension interest assigned to the non-member spouse in terms of a decree of divorce may not be paid out when parties are married out of community of property, the Pension Funds Adjudicator has ruled...

25 Apr 2018

South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be
South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be

South Africa's parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike...

By Carin Runciman 25 Apr 2018

Minister appoints panel to review zero-rated products
Minister appoints panel to review zero-rated products

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has appointed a panel that will review the current list of VAT zero-rated products...

25 Apr 2018

Climate change risk is real and here to stay
Climate change risk is real and here to stay

Climate change will play a significant role in strategic planning in the future, due to the potentially enormous financial risks it poses to companies, particularly those operating within certain sectors or in certain regions...

25 Apr 2018

FP amendments bring relief to some offshore oil & gas rights holders
FP amendments bring relief to some offshore oil & gas rights holders

Offshore oil or gas exploration or production rights holders who applied for their exploration or production right prior to 20 November 2015 now have until 19 February 2024 to comply with the Financial Provisioning Regulations related to these rights...

25 Apr 2018

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