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Business transfers: when is enough not enough?
Business transfers: when is enough not enough?

The Constitutional Court in a majority judgment rejected, in no uncertain terms, three important arguments advanced in support of an application for leave to appeal the Labour Appeal Court's decision in Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality v Rural Maintenance...

By Faan Coetzee 29 Nov 2016

Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?
Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?

On 21 October 2016, judgment was handed down by the Pretoria High Court in the matter of BMW South Africa v The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

By Heinrich Louw 21 Nov 2016

No country for racists
No country for racists

May an employee who uttered racist statements be placed back into the same workplace...?

By Johan Botes 9 Nov 2016

Your legal rights if you have an injury at work
Your legal rights if you have an injury at work

There have been many cases of workplace injury victims suffering unnecessarily for extended periods of time, only because they didn't know that they had extensive legal rights at their disposal...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Nov 2016

Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act
Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

On 7 October 2016, the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act was brought into force, which applies to South Africans living housing schemes, where the use of and responsibility for land and buildings is shared...

By Justine Krige 17 Oct 2016

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit
US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 26 Sep 2016

How to tax cellphones in the workplace
How to tax cellphones in the workplace

The use and ownership of mobile devices and computers in the workplace brings a range of implications for payroll calculations, as well as the employee's take-home pay...

By Rob Cooper 20 Sep 2016

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How to successfully sell legal technology to lawyers

There are four reasons that legal technology providers have been unable to sustainably market their services to attorneys...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Sep 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Global Fishing Watch launched

Global Fishing Watch allows anyone with an internet connection to monitor fishing activity anywhere in the world's oceans...

By Sindy Peters 16 Sep 2016

Court rules: collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim
Court rules: collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim

In a ground-breaking, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim...

By Sharon Snell 13 Sep 2016

Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards
Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards

The 2016 African Legal Awards were held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Friday, 9 September 2016...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Sep 2016

Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight
Proper use of branded social content under the spotlight

We've seen a number of articles around influencer marketing, but it's also subject to a set of laws and rules...

By Thabiso Moloi 31 Aug 2016

U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees
U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees

Tax authorities have over the years introduced various withholding taxes to make it easier to collect tax from foreigners...

By Graeme Palmer 22 Aug 2016

How to handle a defaulting tenant
How to handle a defaulting tenant

The current challenging economic circumstances have not only had an effect on those wanting to own property...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Aug 2016

Playing the Trump card
Playing the Trump card

Donald Trump is, to put it lightly, a controversial figure, known for his extreme right wing political views and far from subtle criticism of, and disdain for, various minority groups. Well, Donald has done it again...

By Vicky Stilwell 15 Aug 2016

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Five funding options for plaintiffs strapped for cash

Oftentimes, prospective plaintiffs will have an airtight case, but they're put in a compromising position that prevents them from being able to follow through with the proceedings...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Jul 2016

Insurance could balance the legal scales
Insurance could balance the legal scales

There is a famous saying: If you have the law, hammer the law. If you have the facts, hammer the facts. If you have neither the law nor the facts, hammer the table...

By Sharon Snell 22 Jul 2016

Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit
Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit

Presently, the European Union Trade Mark includes the UK; however, post-Brexit will see many changes, which may include the UK no longer being covered by it...

By Donvay Wegierski 14 Jul 2016

To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC
To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC

The current situation at the SABC brings into question the rights of employers to issue commands and the duty of employees to obey and carry out such instructions...

By Johan Botes 7 Jul 2016

MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?
MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?

The competition authorities of Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), an important step in the direction of more effective cross border enforcement of competition laws in SADC...

By Pieter Steyn 5 Jul 2016

Potential compliance issues of new mining charter
Potential compliance issues of new mining charter

South Africa (similar to other countries endowed with mineral resources) has recognised that, except for encouraging downstream value-addition (beneficiation) in the minerals sector, policy tools and regulatory frameworks must be implemented to ensure that the extractive industry provides broader benefits to society...

By Jackwell Feris 28 Jun 2016

New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption
New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for a tax exemption on foreign employment income...

By Graeme Palmer 24 Jun 2016

Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance
Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance

With the prediction that AVs will be available commercially by 2020 - liability for the actions of these vehicles is receiving the attention of insurers...

By Sharon Snell 13 Jun 2016

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Why are medical lawsuits so controversial?

If you suffer from serious side effects after taking a new medication, or your physician is negligent, it is only natural that you would want some form of compensation for your injuries...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 May 2016

Taxing foreign sport players, entertainers
Taxing foreign sport players, entertainers

Sections of the Income Tax Act provides for the taxation of foreign sportspersons, such as the professional athletes competing in races like the up-coming Comrades...

By Graeme Palmer 24 May 2016

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment
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

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

Class action could suck the breath out of the mining industry
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

[Case files] A curious case of arson
[Case files] A curious case of arson

There is nothing more frustrating for an insurer than having a suspicion of insurance fraud, but not having sufficient evidence to prove it...

By Sharon Snell 13 May 2016

Tech investors scared away by strict regulatory policy
Tech investors scared away by strict regulatory policy

Overly strict regulatory policy can inhibit investment in internet companies, with governments in emerging markets needing to ensure policy does not put off tech investors...

By Tom Jackson 11 May 2016

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