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The choice between Abridged and Historical Rates Clearance Certificate

Following the Supreme Court of Appeal's Mathabathe judgment in 2013, this area of practice has become fraught with risks for buyers, sellers, banks, estate agents, attorneys, and many others.

By Chantelle Gladwin and David Hepburn 23 Jul 2014 06:44

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Terminability of contracts of unspecified duration

Thomas Carlyle once proclaimed, "Speech is silvern, silence is golden". It means that speech is like silver, in that speech only lasts a while, but silence is golden and lasts an eternity.

By Kaelin Govinden 22 Jul 2014 07:21

Consider psychological solutions for traffic offences

South Africa is currently implementing a traffic regulation scheme called Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO).

By Kaelin Govinden 22 Jul 2014 07:10

Plan to scrap VAT concessions for farmers

Proposals by the Treasury to scrap the value added tax (VAT) concession of a zero rating on goods and services bought by farmers for production purposes will raise input costs 14%.

By Amanda Visser 21 Jul 2014 11:16

Does your social media team know the CPA?

An internet user recently purchased a product from a service provider that offered internet access and coverage via mobile data, in most "major cities and towns", and provided a map where users are able to check their coverage. All seemed in order - until the unit didn't provide the coverage that the advertising promised.

By Gareth Cremen 21 Jul 2014 10:38

Telkom suspends job cuts for the moment

Telkom SA says it is suspending proposed job cuts for now‚ pending a new round of consultations with management and unions.

By Khulekani Magubane 21 Jul 2014 09:00

Taxpayer must prove that a transaction is exempt

A taxpayer bears the burden of proving that an amount or transaction is exempt or otherwise untaxable. In a recent judgment, The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) v Pretoria East Motors, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) considered the taxpayer's burden of proof.

By Graeme Palmer 21 Jul 2014 07:27

Court confirms auction of Kyalami

The attorneys representing the liquidators of Farm Bothasfontein, better known as Kyalami, have advised High Street Auctions that the advertised auction of Kyalami scheduled for 24 July has been confirmed, with the additional advantage of the removal of several encumbrances, says Lance Chalwin-Milton, Joint Managing Director of High Street Auctions.

18 Jul 2014 13:10

Section 75 introduced significant changes to Companies Act

In the interest of ensuring that the integrity of board decisions are not compromised by directors' personal financial interests, section 75 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, has introduced some significant changes to the provisions of its predecessor, the Companies Act 61 of 1973 (the old Companies Act).

By Nozipho Bhengu 18 Jul 2014 09:57

First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Madonsela's findings call for proactive response

In a world where common sense is not so common anymore, our public protector's statements always make sense.

By Kazeka Kuse 16 Jul 2014 09:25