Too many cracks in tile merger
Too many cracks in tile merger

The Competition Commission (Commission) recently prohibited the proposed merger in which Italtile Limited (Italtile) sought to acquire Ceramic Industries Proprietary Limited (CIL) and Ezee Tile Adhesives Manufacturers Proprietary Limited (Ezee Tile).

By Susan Meyer and Kitso Tlhabanelo 6 hours ago

Professional body voices some concerns on new tax laws
Professional body voices some concerns on new tax laws

The proposed 2016 Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill will bring welcome change, but there are still concerns about the autonomy of the tax ombud, with regard to taxpayers' rights.

By Sibusiso Thungo 13 hours ago

Motata challenges tribunals set up to discipline judges
Motata challenges tribunals set up to discipline judges

Judge Nkola Motata has instituted a court challenge to the constitutionality of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) Act, a move likely to bring the entire judicial accountability process to a halt once again.

By Franny Rabkin 3 days ago

Is VAT payable on delivery fees?
Is VAT payable on delivery fees?

It is common practice for suppliers to deliver the goods they supply to the premises of their customers at the customer's request. The suppliers either deliver the goods themselves or they contract the services of third parties to deliver the goods on their behalf, for which they charge a delivery fee.

By Gerhard Badenhorst 3 days ago

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'Peters has no power to derail Prasa probe' - Molefe

Transoprt Minister Dipuo Peters's directive that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) halt a forensic investigation may come to naught.

By Andiswa Maqutu 3 days ago

Speak up or face the consequences - ruling
Speak up or face the consequences - ruling

In what circumstances may a group of strikers be held collectively accountable for misconduct during a strike? To what extent is there an obligation on employees to identify perpetrators of misconduct or, in the absence of having knowledge of such perpetrators, present evidence to escape charges of misconduct?

By Andre van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 25 Aug 2016

How a marriage contract affects property ownership
How a marriage contract affects property ownership

Marriage is undeniably a life-changing event, but because it is contractual it also affects property ownership - and should be discussed before the romantic side of "I do" is finalised. Home ownership is not always shared equally between spouses. It depends on the marital contract, and ownership can be affected by whether the purchase was made before or after the marriage occurred.

By Tim Johnson 25 Aug 2016

Legal to use drones on private property
Legal to use drones on private property

New rules regulating the use of drones are now in effect after having been signed by the Minister of Transport.

25 Aug 2016

Suspended treasurer's hearing to be held at the CCMA
Suspended treasurer's hearing to be held at the CCMA

Suspended SAA treasurer, Cynthia Stimpel has won a small but important victory in the Labour Court after the national airline agreed to hold her disciplinary hearing at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

By Nicky Smith 24 Aug 2016

ArcelorMittal to invest R4bn as cartel penalty
ArcelorMittal to invest R4bn as cartel penalty

ArcelorMittal SA has undertaken to invest R4.6bn on plants and equipment in the next five years as part of a settlement agreement it has reached with the Competition Commission.

By Fifi Peters 24 Aug 2016

Comment submissions on Financial Markets Act due end-August
Comment submissions on Financial Markets Act due end-August

Comments on the third draft of ministerial regulations to the Financial Markets Act (FMA) Regulations (Regulations) must be submitted by 31 August 2016. Comments on the draft criteria for authorisation as an Over-the-Counter (OTC) derivative provider (Criteria) and a draft code of conduct for authorized OTC derivative providers (Code) are due at the same time.

23 Aug 2016

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Holiday home development on world heritage property thwarted

On 19 August 2016, Judge Daya Pillay handed down a landmark decision in the Pietermaritzburg High Court in favour of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and the KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. The judgment confirmed that World Heritage Site and National Park managers have authority and jurisdiction in buffer zones around parks, thwarting a 512-holiday home development on the banks of iSimangaliso's Mgoboseleni Lake.

22 Aug 2016

U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees
U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees

Tax authorities have over the years introduced various withholding taxes to make it easier to collect tax from foreigners. Without withholding taxes, it becomes difficult for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to collect tax due by foreign persons as it has no jurisdiction over non-residents and would have to rely on the assistance of foreign governments.

By Graeme Palmer 22 Aug 2016