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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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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