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Deadline to meet revised B-BBEE codes drawing closer
Deadline to meet revised B-BBEE codes drawing closer

With only a few weeks remaining until the deadline for effectiveness of the Department of Trade and Industry's (dti's) revised broad-based black economic-empowerment (B-BBEE) codes, many sector codes will still not meet the extended 30 April deadline in terms of the re-alignment process.

27 Mar 2015 13:12

Producers of alcoholic beverages must apply for tariff determinations
Producers of alcoholic beverages must apply for tariff determinations

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently amended the customs and excise laws to make it compulsory for producers of alcoholic beverages such as beers, wines, ciders, spirits, coolers and other fermented beverages to apply for tariff determinations prior to release of a clearance upon import, and prior to removal of locally manufactured products from an excise manufacturing warehouse.

By Virusha Subban 27 Mar 2015 11:22

Legislative changes can affect payroll system
Legislative changes can affect payroll system

The new tax year is well under way, bringing with it a number of changes that could affect your payroll calculations and the tax you need to pay on behalf of your employees.

By Yolandi Esterhuizen 27 Mar 2015 11:14

Transformation in legal profession requires more than meeting equity targets
Transformation in legal profession requires more than meeting equity targets

The South African legal profession is transforming. Of that there is no doubt. One merely has to look at the improving levels of racial and gender equality on the South African bench for proof of the good work being done around employment equity and transformation across the profession.

By Stephen Thomson 27 Mar 2015 10:32

Employers not obliged to accept medical certificates from traditional healers
Employers not obliged to accept medical certificates from traditional healers

Employees have not been permitted to provide traditional healers' certificates as proof of incapacity after a period of absenteeism from the workplace. This is due to the lack of an established professional council as required by s23 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA).

By Faan Coetzee and Kgotso Matjila 27 Mar 2015 10:10

Labour Court emphasises duties of commissioners
Labour Court emphasises duties of commissioners

Can one review a decision of a commissioner who fails to provide cogent reasons for his decision?

By Fiona Leppan and Bryce Bartlett 27 Mar 2015 10:03

SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'
SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'

NEWSWATCH: BD Live reports that one of the SABC directors axed this week says the action is 'unlawful, motivated by malice and constitutes a purge'...

27 Mar 2015 09:20

SA's first social media lawyer on sex tapes, penis transplants and Pistorius
SA's first social media lawyer on sex tapes, penis transplants and Pistorius

She's been described as the Dr Eve of social media, ready with that much-needed reality check just before we send out a message into the world that one day will come back to haunt us...

By André-Pierre du Plessis 25 Mar 2015 14:00

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr contributes to global labour legislation report
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr contributes to global labour legislation report

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr contributed the South African chapter of a report entitled, A Global Employment Guide to Business Transfers, compiled by the DLA Piper Global Employment team.

25 Mar 2015 11:05

LA jury puts "Blurred Lines" case to bed
LA jury puts "Blurred Lines" case to bed

The chart topping song "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams has been engulfed in a hurricane of controversy since it first hit the airwaves in 2013.

By Sinal Govender 25 Mar 2015 08:43

SARS clamps down on share buy backs
SARS clamps down on share buy backs

In practice taxpayers often enter into arrangements in terms of which a company buys back its own shares held by certain shareholders, and immediately thereafter issues new shares to new shareholders.

By Mareli Treurnicht 25 Mar 2015 08:23

Home Affairs staff unhappy with six-day work week
Home Affairs staff unhappy with six-day work week

NEWSWATCH: The Department of Home Affairs says it is unperturbed by a possible employee strike. Its staff are unhappy because, as of this week, they will be required to work on Saturdays.

24 Mar 2015 12:24