Sars clarifies customs requirements
Sars clarifies customs requirements

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has clarified the confusion surrounding customs requirements for traveller's returning to South Africa with personal valuables.

16 hours ago

Joon Chong
Overlap in treatment of dividend

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.

By Joon Chong, Issued by Webber Wentzel 17 hours ago

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May 2018 and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 plus years and many companies have already mobilised to capture this emerging demand.

By Vanessa Ferguson 23 hours ago

Twin Peaks: Breaking down the siloes
Twin Peaks: Breaking down the siloes

In South Africa, each institution is required to comply with its own industry-specific legislation, but that is changing with the implementation of Twin Peaks legislation. Currently, insurers, pension funds, collective investment schemes and other financial services providers are regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB), whereas banks are regulated by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb).

1 day ago

The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy
The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate's status above the noise of normal work permit requirements. We found that there can be a significant upside; however, depending on the complexities, there may also be adverse consequences.

By Marisa Jacobs 1 day ago

Revised law to ensure old sex crimes don't go unpunished
Revised law to ensure old sex crimes don't go unpunished

Cabinet has approved the amendment of the Criminal Procedure Act to allow the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to institute charges in sexual offence cases, even after 20 years of the crime having taken place.

1 day ago

Five arrested for cash services theft
Five arrested for cash services theft

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has welcomed the arrest of five suspects accused of stealing an estimated R4 million from companies rendering cash related services.

1 day ago

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu
Parliamentary push to give the auditor-general more bite

A parliamentary committee that is tasked with overseeing the Office of the Auditor-General has approved an amendment to legislation that will give the AG's office more teeth.

1 day ago

Should good performance be rewarded despite bad behaviour?
Should good performance be rewarded despite bad behaviour?

The Labour Court (LC) in Solidarity obo Oelofse v Armscor (SOC) Ltd and Others (21 February 2018) was tasked with reviewing a decision that the non-payment of a performance bonus was not an unfair labour practice, even though the employee exceeded the qualifying rating.

By Lauren Salt and Thandoluhe Dladla 2 days ago

Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?
Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?

"The recent raids on businesses employing illegal foreign nationals in Cape Town underscores the Department of Labour's mission to ensure that employers comply with labour legislation as it relates to the employment of foreign nationals," says Advocate Tertius Wessels, legal director at Strata-G Labour Solutions.

2 days ago

Comments sought for iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill
Comments sought for iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill

Interested organisations and members of the public have been called to submit written comments on the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (INESI) Bill, which seeks to address the shortage of e-skills in the country.

2 days ago

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already - who hasn't received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy updates from around the world.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 2 days ago

Presidency to abide by court ruling on Zuma's legal costs
Presidency to abide by court ruling on Zuma's legal costs

The Presidency says it has filed a notice to abide by the court's decision on the provision by the state of legal assistance to former president Jacob Zuma.

3 days ago