Burton Phillips
The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in

The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in[Burton Phillips] After a public outcry, which included a social media campaign under the hashtag #datamustfall, South Africa's competition regulators, ICASA and now the Competition Commission have announced investigations aimed at bringing the costs of data down...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
Dealing with a personal injury at your business - Monetary Library

Dealing with a personal injury at your business[Boris Dzhingarov] When someone becomes hurt at your place of business, things can turn serious fast...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
Four ways to protect your business from legal problems - Monetary Library

Four ways to protect your business from legal problems[Boris Dzhingarov] When starting a new business, or running an already established one, it's critical to ensure that the business doesn't create unnecessary legal problems for itself...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions[Jonathan Ripley-Evans] The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
How to protect business assets from a divorce - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Over 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Statistics even go up to 60% when referring to following marriages. Divorces are really difficult to deal with but if you have a business, everything becomes even more complicated...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
How to trademark your business secrets (and why you should) - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] As a prospective entrepreneur, should you spend the time and effort to trademark your brand? Or do you hope that nobody mimics your company and potentially confuses your consumers?...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicolene Schoeman-Louw
How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?

How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?[Nicolene Schoeman-Louw] The new BEE Codes of Good Practice came into operation a couple of years ago, replacing the existing codes and allowing more leniency for some levels of business...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Justine Krige
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?[Justine Krige] Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Faan Coetzee
Business transfers: when is enough not enough?

Business transfers: when is enough not enough?[Faan Coetzee] The Constitutional Court in a majority judgment rejected, in no uncertain terms, three important arguments advanced in support of an application for leave to appeal the Labour Appeal Court's decision in Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality v Rural Maintenance...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Jonathan Witts-Hewinson
Decision over claim against auditors

Jonathan Witts-Hewinson[Jonathan Witts-Hewinson] Claims against audit firms have become all the more prevalent and it was one such claim that recently enjoyed the scrutiny of the Supreme Court of Appeal...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules

Unpacking tax changes to income protection policies rules[Rob Cooper] As of the latest tax year (starting 1 March 2015), companies are still struggling to come to grips with the consequences of the changes to the rules in respect of premiums paid to income protection policies...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Leana Engelbrecht
Final guidelines for determination of administrative penalties published

Final guidelines for determination of administrative penalties published
[[http://www.123rf.com/ © 123RF.com]]
[Leana Engelbrecht] The Competition Commission has published the final Guidelines for Determination of Administrative Penalties for Prohibited Practices...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Jeff Osborne
Consumer Protection Act protects car buyers

Consumer Protection Act protects car buyers
© gajus – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]
[Jeff Osborne] Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they feel they've been duped, but the law isn't always on their side...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Neil Kirby
Code of Conduct a further step in empowering consumers

Code of Conduct a further step in empowering consumers
© doomu – [[za.fotolia.com]]
[Neil Kirby] It used to be that if one wished to complain about particular goods purchased or services received, one would need to wait in a queue in some dark corner of a store and argue one's case before a disinterested clerk...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Rishal Bipraj
Judgment determines state liability, wrongfulness and the duty of care

Judgment determines state liability, wrongfulness and the duty of care[Rishal Bipraj] In an environment where much is made of accountability and transparency, a recent judgment has clarified the approach of the court in actions against the state based on improper commercial dealings...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Harriet Beamish
Caution required as infrastructure sharing deals

Caution required as infrastructure sharing deals[Harriet Beamish] In the current economy, proven benefits and technological advances are underpinning the rise of shared infrastructure models across business sectors...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Graeme Palmer
SCA clarifies relationship between VAT vendor and SARS

SCA clarifies relationship between VAT vendor and SARS[Graeme Palmer] The basic principle of VAT is that a vendor must account to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for output tax on taxable supplies made after deducting any input tax incurred by him...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Heinrich Louw
SARS releases ruling on sale of shares

SARS releases ruling on sale of shares[Heinrich Louw] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling No 189 on 19 February 2015, which dealt with the sale of shares subject to suspensive conditions...

Posted 3 years ago | Like