The independence and objectivity of EAPs are crucial factors impacting the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of environmental assessment in South Africa....
By SRK Consulting 20 Nov 2014 07:52
Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...
By Chantelle Gladwin 20 Nov 2014 06:35
The legal onslaught in the court room battle against bargaining councils and their collective agreements received a temporary setback in Misa v IA Macun and Others...
By Faan Coetzee 17 Nov 2014 16:12
With the new withholding tax on interest soon coming into operation on 1 March 2015, preparations by affected parties for the tax should be well under way.
By Graeme Palmer 7 Nov 2014 07:59
The Competition Commission recently announced its unconditional approval of Grohe Luxembourg Four SA's acquisition of joint control over South African-based Apex Valves South Africa, Cobra Watertech, Isca, Libra Bathrooms, Vaal Sanitaryware and Expiro Manufacturing (Watertech Companies).
By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:45
Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.
By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:38
A change to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), which came into effect on 1 September this year, could have a big effect on practice in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and on employers who face claims of underpayment.
By Professor Paul Benjamin 3 Nov 2014 09:52
As business environments improve, Africa's urbanisation and middle class are growing rapidly. Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest-growing economies worldwide were in sub-Saharan Africa.
By Lucy Signorelli 3 Nov 2014 08:21
On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont)...
By Jackwell Feris 21 Oct 2014 07:30
The scientific notion of flight, fight or freeze describes responses triggered by the perception that we are under physical or mental threat. This concept has percolated the legal fraternity over the years and it recently shared the spotlight with advocate Barry Roux and Gerrie Nel in the Oscar Pistorius trial.
By Keolebogile Mugabe 16 Oct 2014 11:23
The Competition Commission has commenced with its market inquiry into the private healthcare sector in South Africa. The next step in the administrative timetable is for parties, referred to as stakeholders, to make written submissions to the panel before 31 October 2014.
By Neil Kirby 13 Oct 2014 07:35
Interest deduction limitation provisions have been enacted in terms of s23N of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962, which apply to so called 'reorganisation and acquisition transactions'.
By Andrew Lewis 26 Sep 2014 08:56
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) was recently called upon to make a ruling on the income tax consequences for the lessor, lessee and the sub-lessee of land, arising from an obligation on the sub-lessee to effect improvements on the land under a sub-lease in circumstances where no express obligation for improvements was placed on the lessee by the main lease.
By Graeme Palmer 17 Sep 2014 07:54
New investor incentives and benefits from the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Act 2014 in South Africa will attract further domestic and foreign direct investment to South African industrial and special economic zones.
By Chris Mashigo 8 Sep 2014 11:29