EU watchdogs give US-EU internet privacy deal a chance to work
EU watchdogs give US-EU internet privacy deal a chance to work

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European data protection authorities on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, said they will give a new EU-US internet privacy deal a year's grace period, minimising chances of new legal challenges during that time.

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Boris Dzhingarov
Five funding options for plaintiffs strapped for cash

Just because you have grounds for a lawsuit doesn't mean you have the capital necessary to bring charges against a prospective defendant. Oftentimes, prospective plaintiffs will have an airtight case, capable of winning them tens of thousands of dollars or more, but they're put in a compromising position that prevents them from being able to follow through with the proceedings.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Will journalists be allowed to go back to work? SABC won't say
Will journalists be allowed to go back to work? SABC won't say

The SABC will not say whether the four journalists who won their case in the Labour Court on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, will be allowed to return to work.

By Genevieve Quintal and Franny Rabkin 2 days ago

Increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries
Increase in thresholds for exemption of employer-provided bursaries

On 8 July 2016, the National Treasury released the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2016 (TLAB). The TLAB aims to give effect to the various tax proposals announced in the 2016 National Budget.

By Mark Morgan and Gigi Nyanin 2 days ago

Duncan Thela
Mandatory medical cover discriminates against foreign students

Some South African universities are demanding medical cover from SADC students before registering them, even when they already belong to a medical scheme in their own countries.

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How the proposed carbon tax law (and offsets) will work
How the proposed carbon tax law (and offsets) will work

In November 2015, the draft Carbon Tax Bill was published by National Treasury, setting out the framework within which carbon tax would be levied on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

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Canada enacts internet ban for sex offenders
Canada enacts internet ban for sex offenders

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday, 21 July 2016, acted to protect children in the fast-growing world of cyberspace, enabling judges to prohibit those convicted of sexual offenses against minors from using the internet.

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City of Cape Town calls for public comment on Draft Filming By-law
City of Cape Town calls for public comment on Draft Filming By-law

The City of Cape Town has commenced with a public participation process on the Draft Filming By-law (2016). Interested and affected parties are invited to submit their comments on the proposed amendments to the By-law.

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Companies face myriad labour laws on moving into Africa
Companies face myriad labour laws on moving into Africa

Growing economic integration between SA and its continental peers may ultimately see local companies obligated to retain employees even when they move parts of their operations offshore.

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Treasury simplifies tax amnesty draft
Treasury simplifies tax amnesty draft

The Treasury has made significant changes to draft legislation on the new tax amnesty on offshore assets that takes effect later in 2016 in a bid to make it simpler for taxpayers to come clean on any foreign income and assets they have not declared to the taxman.

By Hilary Joffe 22 Jul 2016

Insurance could balance the legal scales
Insurance could balance the legal scales

There is a famous saying taught to lawyers: if you have the law, hammer the law. If you have the facts, hammer the facts. If you have neither the law nor the facts, hammer the table.

By Sharon Snell 22 Jul 2016

Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever
Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said on Thursday.

By Robert Laing 22 Jul 2016