Children's grants can't fund funeral policies
Children's grants can't fund funeral policies

After much legal wrangling, the minister, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Lion of Africa insurance company reached a settlement regarding funeral policy premiums being deducted from children's grants.

2 days ago

Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diaspora
Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diaspora

A string of recent court cases and a bold step forward by the Lithuanian government give hope that the project of reintegration of the Jewish diaspora in Lithuania is on track.

By Stefanie de Saude 2 days ago

Perfecting the hypothec - City of Tshwane case
Perfecting the hypothec - City of Tshwane case

In the matter of City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, this article looks at what is required in terms of South African law to "perfect" the hypothec created in favour of the municipality in terms of Section 118(3) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act.

By Chantelle Gladwin and Rogan Heale 2 days ago

Car makers give thumbs down to one-year NUMSA wage pact
Car makers give thumbs down to one-year NUMSA wage pact

Car manufacturers have rejected the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's (NUMSA's) demand for a one-year wage agreement, forcing the union to go back to the drawing board.

By Karl Gernetzky 2 days ago

Training is more about compliance than skills transfer
Training is more about compliance than skills transfer

The amendments to the Skills Development Act and the requirements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) point requirements make training once again a compliance issue, instead of the correct reaction to skills gaps that would increase productivity.

3 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Why are medical lawsuits so controversial?

If you suffer from serious side effects after taking a new medication, or your physician is negligent, it is only natural that you would want some form of compensation for your injuries, not to mention the detrimental effect this event has had on your life and wellbeing. Well, you are not alone.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 May 2016

Minister notes rhino horn court judgment
Minister notes rhino horn court judgment

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has noted a judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) regarding the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn.

25 May 2016

Legislation could drive cartels underground
Legislation could drive cartels underground

According to the amendment to the Competition Act that came into effect on 1 May 2016, the directors or managers who are aware of the cartel conduct that their company is involved in, could face imprisonment.

24 May 2016

Taxing foreign sport players, entertainers
Taxing foreign sport players, entertainers

Sections 47A to 47K of the Income Tax Act, 1962 provides for the taxation of foreign sportspersons, such as the professional athletes who compete in the Comrades. These provisions impose a tax on amounts received by or accrued to foreign sportspersons in respect of sports events held in South Africa.

By Graeme Palmer 24 May 2016