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...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 5 months ago | Like
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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
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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