Faan Coetzee
Business transfers: when is enough not enough?

Business transfers: when is enough not enough?[Faan Coetzee] 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...

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Heinrich Louw
Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?

Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?[Heinrich Louw] 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)...

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Johan Botes
No country for racists

No country for racists[Johan Botes] May an employee who uttered racist statements be placed back into the same workplace...?

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Boris Dzhingarov
Your legal rights if you have an injury at work - Monetary Library

Your legal rights if you have an injury at work[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Justine Krige
Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act[Justine Krige] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How to successfully sell legal technology to lawyers - Monetary Library

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

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Shan Radcliffe
Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards

Winners of the 2016 African Legal Awards[Shan Radcliffe] The 2016 African Legal Awards were held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Friday, 9 September 2016...

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Vicky Stilwell
Playing the Trump card

Playing the Trump card[Vicky Stilwell] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Five funding options for plaintiffs strapped for cash - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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

Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit[Donvay Wegierski] 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...

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

To command and obey - employer vs employee rights at the SABC[Johan Botes] 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...

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

MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?[Pieter Steyn] 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...

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Jackwell Feris
Potential compliance issues of new mining charter

Potential compliance issues of new mining charter[Jackwell Feris] 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...

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Graeme Palmer
New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption[Graeme Palmer] SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for a tax exemption on foreign employment income...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Why are medical lawsuits so controversial? - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Graeme Palmer
Taxing foreign sport players, entertainers

Taxing foreign sport players, entertainers[Graeme Palmer] 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...

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Aadil Patel
CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment

CCMA cases increase, giving rise to careful consideration on retrenchment[Aadil Patel] According to the CCMA, it has around 687 cases a day, which represents an increase of almost 23% over the past five years...

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

Virgin Active's 'Get off your ass' ads not offensive - ASA[Gaelyn Scott] 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...

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Albert Aukema
Criminal sanctions for cartels

Criminal sanctions for cartels[Albert Aukema] As of 1 May 2016, the Competition Amendment Act (2009) comes into effect and one of its provisions makes cartel conduct a criminal offence...

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Heinrich Louw
Treasury calls for public comments on special voluntary disclosure programme

Treasury calls for public comments on special voluntary disclosure programme[Heinrich Louw] On 12 April 2016, the National Treasury released a media statement in which the public is requested to make formal submissions on draft legislation that sets out the legal framework of the special voluntary disclosure programme (VDP) by 29 April 2016...

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