Heinrich Louw
Court rules that SARS must present all the facts in preservation orders

Court rules that SARS must present all the facts in preservation orders[Heinrich Louw] In The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service v Sunflower Distributors CC and Others, the court had to decide whether a provisional preservation order granted in favour of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) should be made final.

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Heinrich Louw
Estate duty implications for non-resident investors

Estate duty implications for non-resident investors[Heinrich Louw] A new SARS Ruling, Binding Private Ruling 217 deals with the estate duty implications for non-resident individual investors - the key issue being how certain sections of the Estate Duty Act (EDA) would apply...

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Shan Radcliffe
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[Criminal Law] NEWSWATCH: Oscar Pistorius has been granted R10,000 bail under strict conditions by Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba in the North Gauteng High Court this morning, 8 December 2015.
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George Miller
Competition Commission ruling on telco deals

Competition Commission ruling on telco deals[George Miller] The Competition Commission has conditionally approved the Vodacom/Neotel deal but prohibitive conditions in the MTN/Telkom deal resulted in its cancellation...

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Hugo Pienaar
Can the real employer please stand up?

Can the real employer please stand up?[Hugo Pienaar] Debate has continued to rage about who the real employer is and whether a situation of dual employment exists, despite new labour legislation...

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Johan Botes
Once a South African employee, always a South African employee

Once a South African employee, always a South African employee[Johan Botes] Does a South African citizen employed by a South African business in a foreign jurisdiction have a claim for unfair dismissal under the South African Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA)...?

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Nicci Botha
Who should run the courts?

Who should run the courts?[Nicci Botha] Lady Justice is supposed to be blind, but the wheels of justice still need to turn smoothly and she still needs to pay the bills...

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New generic codes in BBBEE clash with sector codes

New generic codes in BBBEE clash with sector codes[Pieter Steyn] Several amendments to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act and new "generic" Codes of Good Practice have been announced...

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Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
What you need to know about restraint of trade agreements

What you need to know about restraint of trade agreements[Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)] When you have found a dream job, it can be disconcerting when your new employer presents you with a restraint of trade agreement, as part of the terms and conditions of your employment...

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Johan Botes
SABMiller employees may view takeover with apprehension

SABMiller employees may view takeover with apprehension[Johan Botes] The decision by SABMiller's board to accept, in principle, the takeover bid made by the world's number one brewery (and SABMiller's largest competitor) Anheuser-Busch InBev may make the brewery's employees apprehensive...

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Heinrich Louw
SARS releases another ruling on capitalisation of shareholder loans

SARS releases another ruling on capitalisation of shareholder loans[Heinrich Louw] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has released a ruling concerned the use of subscription proceeds to repay a shareholder loan...

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Debating transfer of employees on long-term sick leave

Debating transfer of employees on long-term sick leave[Lauren Salt] In the UK judgment of BT Managed Services v Edwards & Anor, the European Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an employee, who had been on long-term sick leave, was 'assigned' to a team that was transferred in terms of a service provision change...

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Jonathan Witts-Hewinson
Decision over claim against auditors

Jonathan Witts-Hewinson[Jonathan Witts-Hewinson] Claims against audit firms have become all the more prevalent and it was one such claim that recently enjoyed the scrutiny of the Supreme Court of Appeal...

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Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)
Understanding employment contracts

Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)[Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt)] The Basic Conditions of Employment Act states that employers must give all employees a document containing information about the conditions of their employment; this applies to full-time, contractors or temporary workers...

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Rishal Bipraj
New employers may be able to enforce restraints of trade

Rishal Bipraj[Rishal Bipraj] Restraints of trade relate to restrictions applied to employees to maintain confidential business secrets of the employer. They are enforceable by the employer through employment contracts...

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Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules[Rob Cooper] As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

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Hugo Pienaar
Night shift transport: employer or employee obligation?

Night shift transport: employer or employee obligation?[Hugo Pienaar] Section 17(1) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA) defines night work as work performed after 6pm and before 6am the next day...

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Neil Kirby
Medicines Amendment Bill before National Assembly for approval

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[Neil Kirby] The Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6 - 2014] is now before the National Assembly for approval...

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Heinrich Louw
Invalid tax assessments are subject to objection and appeal

Invalid tax assessments are subject to objection and appeal[Heinrich Louw] The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the case of Medox Limited v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service delivered judgment on 27 May 2015...

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Leana Engelbrecht
Final guidelines for determination of administrative penalties published

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[Leana Engelbrecht] The Competition Commission has published the final Guidelines for Determination of Administrative Penalties for Prohibited Practices...

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