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Chantelle Gladwin
CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales

CPA not applicable to majority of residential property sales[Chantelle Gladwin] Since the promulgation of the CPA on 1 April 2011 there has been debate as to whether the voetstoots clause is permitted by the CPA...

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Lucy Signorelli
Market for counterfeit goods in Africa on the rise

Market for counterfeit goods in Africa on the rise[Lucy Signorelli] As business environments improve, Africa's urbanisation and middle class are growing rapidly. Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest-growing economies worldwide were in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Professor Paul Benjamin
Change in BCEA can lead to claims against employers

Change in BCEA can lead to claims against employers[Professor Paul Benjamin] A change to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), which came into effect on 1 September this year, could have a big effect on practice in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and on employers who face claims of underpayment.

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Professor Paul Benjamin
Labour Appeal Court almost doubles judgments

Labour Appeal Court almost doubles judgments[Professor Paul Benjamin] This year the big question in labour law has been when the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Amendments will come into effect.

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Neil Kirby
The rise of the consumer

The rise of the consumer[Neil Kirby] The director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has recently published an invitation for the public to comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct.

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Jackwell Feris
Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction

Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction[Jackwell Feris] On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont)...

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Graeme Palmer
UDZ tax incentive extended for six years

UDZ tax incentive extended for six years[Graeme Palmer] In 2003 the Urban Development Zone (UDZ) tax incentive was introduced under section 13quat of the Income Tax Act, 1962 to promote urban renewal in demarcated areas.

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Donvay Wegierski
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks[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.

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Kirsten Caddy
When can a trade union be held in contempt of court?

When can a trade union be held in contempt of court?[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.

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Graeme Palmer
Taxpayer must prove that a transaction is exempt

Taxpayer must prove that a transaction is exempt[Graeme Palmer] A taxpayer bears the burden of proving that an amount or transaction is exempt or otherwise untaxable.

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Section 75 introduced significant changes to Companies Act

Section 75 introduced significant changes to Companies Act[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).

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Samantha Brener
Infrastructure Development Act comes into effect

Infrastructure Development Act comes into effect[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.

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Chantelle Gladwin
City of Johannesburg's Supplementary Roll 11 is unauthorised

City of Johannesburg's Supplementary Roll 11 is unauthorised[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.

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Section 44 of LUPO declared unconstitutional

Section 44 of LUPO declared unconstitutional[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).

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If you like it, then you should've put a ® on it

If you like it, then you should've put a ® on it[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...

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Johan Botes
Employers do not enjoy special protection against claims of defamation

Employers do not enjoy special protection against claims of defamation[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.

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Emil Brincker
Impact of fiscal amendments on taxation of risk policies

Impact of fiscal amendments on taxation of risk policies[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.

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Justine Krige
Application of the CPA to municipalities

Application of the CPA to municipalities[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.

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Megan Badenhorst
National Consumer Commission's bark is louder than its bite

National Consumer Commission's bark is louder than its bite[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.

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President assents Employment Services Act

President assents Employment Services Act[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.

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