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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Boris Dzhingarov
Primary factors that influence paralegal salaries - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] If you take a look at the paralegal salaries that different professionals have in different parts of the world, you will notice that the variations can be quite high...

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Heinrich Louw
Judgement on VAT treatment of student accommodation

Judgement on VAT treatment of student accommodation[Heinrich Louw] In a recent, unreported case, the High Court (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) Respublica v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service ruled on the value-added tax (VAT) treatment of the lease of a building to a university for purposes of student accommodation...

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Aadil Patel
Constitutional Court rules against lockouts

Constitutional Court rules against lockouts[Aadil Patel] In the case of the Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (TAWUSA) vs Putco, the Constitutional Court has ruled that the Labour Relations Act does not permit an employer to lockout the members of a trade union that are not a party to a bargaining council, where the dispute has arisen and has been referred for conciliation...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Overtime lawsuit - A basic guide - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA is the federal law that deals with cases of unpaid overtime work. If you want to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit, you must be able to prove three things...

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Graeme Palmer
Beware the interest free shareholder loan

Beware the interest free shareholder loan[Graeme Palmer] Companies often lend funds to their shareholders, for a variety of reasons, and are often referred to as debit loans. However, if a loan is made to a shareholder at a low interest rate or interest free, it may trigger dividends tax...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How to successfully present your claim in cases of employment discrimination? - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Although we are living in a digital age, the fact is that discrimination in the workplace is still present. Employment discrimination makes a work atmosphere in which the employees are exposed to discrimination...

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Rosalind Davey
Disciplining employees for off duty misconduct

Disciplining employees for off duty misconduct[Rosalind Davey] While many employers have social media policies in place, the extent to which these policies can be relied upon to justify disciplinary action taken against an employee will depend largely on, among other things, whether the employee knew or ought reasonably to have known about the policy...

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Helen Dagut
Carbon tax: priority air pollutants declared

Carbon tax: priority air pollutants declared[Helen Dagut] The Department of Environmental Affairs published two draft notices, most recently in January 2016, in which priority air pollutants have been declared, in terms of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill, 2015...

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Chantelle Gladwin
Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?

Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?[Chantelle Gladwin] A judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, on 29 January 2016, has opened the way for municipalities to take legal action against a present owner of a property for debts owed to it by former owners...

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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
Shan Radcliffe
[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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