[Donvay Wegierski] Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.
[Kirsten Caddy] In a judgment handed down by the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on 12 June 2014 (Food and Allied Workers Union v In2food (Pty) Ltd, case number J861/2013), the LAC had occasion to consider the circumstances under which a trade union can be held in contempt of a court order prohibiting an unprotected strike.
[Graeme Palmer] A taxpayer bears the burden of proving that an amount or transaction is exempt or otherwise untaxable.
[Nozipho Bhengu] In the interest of ensuring that the integrity of board decisions are not compromised by directors' personal financial interests, section 75 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, has introduced some significant changes to the provisions of its predecessor, the Companies Act 61 of 1973 (the old Companies Act).
[Samantha Brener] On 10 July 2014, President Jacob Zuma made the proclamation which officially brought into force the Infrastructure Development Act, No 23 of 2014.
[Chantelle Gladwin] COJ recently purported to open Supplementary Roll 11 to the 2008 General Valuation Roll, for public comment. This roll purports to relate to properties that need to be re-valued for the purposes of the 2008 General Valuation Roll, in respect of the period 1 August 2012 to 30 June 2013.
[Jyoti Narshi] Parties aggrieved by municipal land use decisions are no longer able to appeal such decisions at provincial level through the mechanism of section 44 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 (LUPO).
[Tiffany Conley] The value of intellectual property has never been more important than the present, with local and international fashion houses and manufacturers in the clothing, footwear...
[Johan Botes] Can an employer be held liable for defamatory statements made about an employee? The High Court recently confirmed that it can but that an employer may rely on the standard defences to such a claim to escape liability.
[Emil Brincker] The National Treasury released the first batch of fiscal amendments on 10 June 2014. One of the most significant amendments relates to the way in which risk policies will be taxed in the hands of long-term insurance companies.
[Justine Krige] Included among the objects of the Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 (CPA) are the imperatives to strengthen a culture of consumer rights as well as consumer-focused service delivery.
[Megan Badenhorst] Looking back to March 2011, the media were positively giddy with excitement about the Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 (CPA) and the whip cracking that was to be done by the National Consumer Commission on behalf of consumers who felt hard done by after poor treatment from goods suppliers or service providers.
[Inez Moosa] The Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2004, was assented to by the President on 3 April 2014. The Act repeals the Employment Services Provisions contained in the Skills Development Act, No. 97 of 1998.
[Linde Steyn] The Draft Western Cape Liquor Amendment Bill was recently published for public comment. The Bill seeks to address a number of practical challenges currently being experienced by the Western Cape Liquor Authority in implementing the principal Western Cape Liquor Act (2008).
[Graeme Palmer] One of the fundamental consequences of incorporating a company is that it is a legal entity separate from its directors and shareholders, and therefore the persons who manage and own the company will generally not be liable for the debts of the company.
[Thina Siwendu] In April 2014, the Constitutional Court ordered the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants.
[Heinrich Louw] Tax clearance certificates play an important role in our economy and are, almost without exception, a requirement when a person submits a tender or bid for doing business with government.
[Leana Engelbrecht] Over a year has passed since the infamous meat labelling scandal that revealed gross misrepresentations in respect of the content of meat products and the incorrect labelling of meat products not only in South Africa, but globally.
[Anton Harber] We have seen one style of cross-examination at the Oscar Pistorius trial: the pit-bull approach. It is tough and brutal...
[Nicholas Preston] The question recently arose where employees had accumulated excessive annual leave, whether the employer could force its employees to forfeit the excessive leave not taken.