#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners
#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million.

9 hours ago

Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills
Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills

On 13 February 2017, in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge S Yacoob handed down an important judgment which many property owners will consider a much-needed victory. The decision grants relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years.

By Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo 12 hours ago

Court puts its foot down on sexual harassment
Court puts its foot down on sexual harassment

In the case of MEC for Education (North West Provincial Government) v M (JA37/2012) [2017] ZALAC 13 (3 February 2017), a school principal was disciplined for sexually harassing a fellow teacher on two separate occasions. A disciplinary hearing was held and he was dismissed by the Department of Education in the North West Province (MEC).

By Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 14 hours ago

SARS seizes illegal cigarettes worth R18m
SARS seizes illegal cigarettes worth R18m

Suspected illegal cigarettes worth R18 million were seized at the weekend in Johannesburg, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Tuesday.

1 day ago

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings
Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

The processes related to workplace discipline often confound employees. Whether this is the result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace. Employees do their cause more harm than good when labouring under misapprehensions on the nature of workplace discipline.

By Johan Botes 1 day ago

Source: Sibanye Gold
SARB rubber stamps Sibanye's Stillwater deal

Sibanye Gold's acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company has been approved by the South African Reserve Bank in terms of exchange control regulations.

1 day ago

Citibank files settlement agreement
Citibank files settlement agreement

The Competition Commission has filed with the Competition Tribunal a settlement agreement reached with Citibank N.A. for being part of the forex trading cartel.

1 day ago

Banks could face massive fines for price fixing
Banks could face massive fines for price fixing

The banks implicated for price fixing by the Competition Commission could face heavy financial penalties as the Competition Tribunal can impose administrative fines of up to 10% of their turnover for collusive conduct.

1 day ago

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court
Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand's High Court ruled on Monday, 20 February 2017, that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

2 days ago

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers
Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?
Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim
Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery Health Medical Scheme and administrator Discovery Health Ltd have asked the Competition Commission to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them.

By Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

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Land restitution without compensation contrary to protection afforded property by Constitution

Minister Gugile Nkwinti has made an irresponsible statement in parliament - the taking of land without compensation has never been on the table from the side of the government and is contrary to the protection afforded to property by the Constitution.

16 Feb 2017