New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption
New draft rules for foreign employment income tax exemption

SARS recently issued a new draft Interpretation Note 16 on the requirements to qualify for the exemption in section 10(1)(o)(ii) of the Income Tax Act, 1962, which is the provision which exempts foreign employment income from normal tax. Interpretation Notes provide a useful guideline on how SARS may interpret tax provisions but are not binding on SARS or taxpayers.

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VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday. As part of the settlement, Volkswagen would compensate owners of around 480,000 2.0-liter diesel cars up to $7,000 in cash each, and would also fund a programme to fight air pollution, the person said.

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Refusal to work does not always constitute a strike
Refusal to work does not always constitute a strike

In G4S Cash Solutions SA (Pty) Ltd v Motor Transport Workers Union and Others (26 May 2016), the employer required its employees to work on Sundays and on public holidays. The employees refused to do so because they were not given an increase in the remuneration for work on those days.

By Sipelelo Lityi and Stephanie Gonclaves 2 days ago

Young legal eagles dig deep to build mining platform
Young legal eagles dig deep to build mining platform

African law students are changing the way we access data by leading efforts to disseminate Africa's mining legal frameworks through the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) project.

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Retailers win music pay battle
Retailers win music pay battle

The Constitutional Court has dismissed a case between the SA Music Performance Association and six of the country's biggest retailers regarding needle-time royalties - meaning music royalty rates will remain the same for musicians.

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Amendment to the Banks Act regulations in preparation for Basel III
Amendment to the Banks Act regulations in preparation for Basel III

Though full implementation of Basel III is not due until 1 January 2018, South African banks are under pressure to conform to the new standards and should already have started reporting on how they are positioned for compliance.

By Bridget King and Raaziq Ismail 3 days ago

Digital to transform court filing system
Digital to transform court filing system

To increase efficiencies, reduce costs and mitigate against the lost and stolen court documents in the South African legal system, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng called for the introduction of an electronic court filing system in 2014. The system could also benefit South Africa's legal profession by minimising the time and costs associated in filing litigation documents at court.

21 Jun 2016

ZACR/DotAfrica - US court grants motion to dismiss
ZACR/DotAfrica - US court grants motion to dismiss

In the ongoing US court battle between the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA), a California court granted the ZACR's motion to dismiss all claims against it by DCA, in relation to DCA's ongoing attempts to stall the public availability of the .africa (dotAfrica) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD).

21 Jun 2016

Ex-CEO Sedibe sues Safa for R5m
Ex-CEO Sedibe sues Safa for R5m

Former SA Football Association CEO Lesley Sedibe is suing the association for R5-million for defamation. The summons is said to have been served on Friday.

20 Jun 2016

China iPhone sales maintained pending patent appeal: Apple
China iPhone sales maintained pending patent appeal: Apple

WASHINGTON, USA: Apple said it continues to sell its iPhones in China pending an appeal of a ruling which said the smartphones violated a patent of a Chinese manufacturer.

20 Jun 2016