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Possible removal of rebate evokes criticism

With effect from 1 January 2012, the South African government introduced s6quin of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962, which provides for a rebate in respect of foreign taxes paid by a South African resident for services rendered within South Africa.

By Mareli Treurnicht and Heinrich Louw 27 May 2015 12:49

SA minor child no longer grounds for permanent residency
SA minor child no longer grounds for permanent residency

The 2014 amendments to the South African Immigration Act resulted in sweeping changes across national policy and regulations, attracting wide-scale criticism both locally and abroad. Of particular concern in recent times has been the ordinance mandating that all travelling minors produce an unabridged birth certificate when entering or exiting South Africa. However, an arguably more pressing immigration matter that continues to divide families yet stay under the media's radar, concerns permanent residency applications on the grounds of a South African minor child.

Issued by Le Roux Attorneys 26 May 2015 11:16

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Tencent for the Planet aims to combat illegal online wildlife trade

Tencent, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal online wildlife trade on Tencent's Weixin, QQ, and microblog platforms.

26 May 2015 07:54

Provisions in Act can defer payment of CGT

If a person disposes of an asset during the current tax year, but only becomes entitled to payment in future tax years, the Income Tax Act, 1962 provides that the amount is deemed to have accrued to that person during the current tax year.

By Graeme Palmer 25 May 2015 06:49

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Competition Commission to investigate retail sector

Following an authorisation by Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, the Competition Commission will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry into parts of the retail sector involving large supermarket chains, grocery stores and small retail outlets like spaza shops.

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith 22 May 2015 11:44

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[Food for Thought] There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or are there?

The scary fact is that 80% of species are currently overexploited or fished out, but fish remains the most sought-after commodity in recent years. So how do we manage this resource to keep it sustainable?

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2015 07:48

We are because of PR -
We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals.

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Farmers hold the key to nature conservation: let's treat them that way

The town of Bethlehem in the Free State Province, South Africa, gets its name from the Hebrew words "Beit lechem" - house of bread. It is a fitting name for a town nestled within a patchwork of privately-owned commercial farmland. Much can be learnt here about the challenges farmers face when conserving nature.

By Falko Buschke 21 May 2015 11:06

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State-owned entities are not exempt from section 197(2) of the LRA

The Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgement in the case of City Power Ltd v Grinpal Energy Management Services (Pty) Ltd, concerning section 197 (2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA).

By Sandile July 21 May 2015 08:21