Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
SA legal information platforms wins HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge

SA legal information platforms wins HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge[Tom Jackson] Legal information platform Baobob.law has been named winner of the Southern African leg of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge...

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Johan Botes
SOUTH AFRICA
Leave judgment rustles employers

Leave judgment rustles employers[Johan Botes] Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened...

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Jacques van Wyk
SOUTH AFRICA
Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?

Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?[Jacques van Wyk] In the case of Media Workers' Association of South Africa obo Hoohlo and others v SABC, the CCMA had to consider whether the employees were fairly dismissed for gross insubordination...

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Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists

HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists[Tom Jackson] The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the Southern African finalists for its annual Innovating Justice Challenge...

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Rhys Evans
SOUTH AFRICA
Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised

Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised[Rhys Evans] Should marijuana use be legalised, there are a number of concerns and questions around regulation and control that need to be addressed to ensure the safety of both users and non-users...

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Graeme Palmer
SOUTH AFRICA
When does prescription start to run against Sars?

When does prescription start to run against Sars?[Graeme Palmer] There are periods of limitations for issuing assessments which are set out in section 99 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("TAA")...

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Joon Chong
SOUTH AFRICA
Urgent reinstatement of tax compliance status granted - Webber Wentzel

Joon Chong[Joon Chong] For certain taxpayers, a tax clearance certificate is of utmost importance in ensuring that it is able to receive payment and to tender for new services...

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Ahmore Burger-Smidt
SOUTH AFRICA
What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?

What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?[Ahmore Burger-Smidt] The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

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SOUTH AFRICA
How just one derogatory word can get you fired...

How just one derogatory word can get you fired...[Jonathan Goldberg] Using derogatory language is an issue that has been in the public domain quite frequently. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable...

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Joon Chong
SOUTH AFRICA
Overlap in treatment of dividend - Webber Wentzel

Joon Chong[Joon Chong] Section 1 of the Income Tax Act (ITA) defines a "dividend" to be any amount transferred by a resident company for the benefit of any person in respect of any share in that company whether by way of a distribution or consideration for a share repurchase but does not exclude a reduction of contributed tax capital of the company...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders

Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders[Shan Radcliffe] Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in their Stellenbosch home...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter

AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter[Shan Radcliffe] AfriForum has filed criminal charges against National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority, following the receipt of an anonymous letter containing detailed allegations of serious misconduct...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age[Shan Radcliffe] The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

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Aphelele Tapile
SOUTH AFRICA
Is it legal for someone to record you without your knowledge?

Is it legal for someone to record you without your knowledge?[Aphelele Tapile] Recent times have seen the uprising of smartphones against not-so-smart people, and a trending weapon-of-choice in this regard is Call Recording Apps. However, this triggers the ethical question: is it even legal to record conversations without a person's knowledge...?

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Johan Botes
SOUTH AFRICA
Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?

Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?[Johan Botes] With Jacob Zuma finally resigning from the presidency following pressure from the ANC NEC, the question arises on his possible legal remedies should he feel aggrieved at being compelled to vacate his office and official residence...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps[Shan Radcliffe] These days there really is an app for almost everything and everyone - including an array about and for the legal industry. Here's a quick look at trending legal apps for the year...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch

#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch[Shan Radcliffe] Crime, cartels, corruption, fraud, defaults, divorce... Say what we may about pitiful employment figures, there's no shortage of work for South African courts. Here are a few cases that may pique the public interest this year...

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Joon Chong
SOUTH AFRICA
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers[Joon Chong] A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided much needed clarity that Productive Asset Allowance certificate amounts granted to automotive manufacturers are capital in nature as their purpose is to incentivise capital investments...

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Jacques van Wyk
SOUTH AFRICA
Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.[Jacques van Wyk] To succeed with a claim of unfair discrimination based on an arbitrary ground, an employee would need to adduce evidence or establish link between the arbitrary ground and the differentiation complained of...

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Brendon Ambrose
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI

#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI[Brendon Ambrose] Hollywood flirted with Artificial Intelligence (AI) long before it became mainstream, portraying it as an adversary, pitting man against machine. Though it is no secret that it got the whole narrative around AI patently wrong...

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