How to deal with absconding tenants
How to deal with absconding tenants

While many landlords may rely on the rental income on their properties during tough economic times, they may also have to deal with disappearing tenants.

1 day ago

What are the legal implications of your company's social media use?
What are the legal implications of your company's social media use?

Reputations have been ruined on social media. Recently there has been an upsurge in the number of businesses, educational institutions, government officials and private citizens who have discovered, to their cost, that what they or their employees say online can have serious consequences.

Issued by LexisNexis 2 days ago

Judge Bernard Ngoepe
Sars' late tax refunds 'may be ploy'

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has allegedly deliberately withheld tax refunds so it could reach its revenue target.

By Sunita Menon 2 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...
#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...

What do 18th century tailors, cats and the 21st century legal industry have to do with local entrepreneurship? Graeme Wilson, CEO of Whipping the Cat, makes the connection for us as we chat about how his firm is disrupting the local legal industry.

By Shan Radcliffe 2 days ago

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source.

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Discovery gets bank licence
Discovery gets bank licence

Discovery Bank has become the second new bank to obtain a licence from SA's banking regulators as the market is opened to new competitors for the first time in almost two decades.

By Hilary Joffe 17 Oct 2017

How do you define a worker in a gig economy?
How do you define a worker in a gig economy?

Uber drivers in the United Kingdom are just one example of how the digitisation of services, globalisation and the rise of independent contractors are changing the way we differentiate between ‘employees', ‘service providers' and ‘contractors'.

17 Oct 2017

A passion for the legal profession
A passion for the legal profession

Often when people think about pursuing law as a profession, they tend to assume that their only options would to be to become a lawyer or a judge. However, this is not the case. The law field compromises various career options for a student passionate about law. Paralegal studies is one such field.

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Intec College 17 Oct 2017

Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud
Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties. “In tough economic times, people turn to crime. In the property industry, it is no different,” he says.

17 Oct 2017

Matshela Koko, suspended CEO of Eskom
Shambles at Eskom panel

Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko had a second false start on Monday when it emerged that the state-owned company's new chairman would not be available for most of this week.

By Kyle Cowan 17 Oct 2017

Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo
Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo

A total of 30kg of cocaine estimated at almost R9 million was seized by South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday.

16 Oct 2017

Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies
Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies

Section 36 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) contains unique provisions which are only applicable to mining operations, and which set out the manner in which redemption allowances and unredeemed capital expenditure are calculated. The definition of “capital expenditure”, as provided for in s36, contains a list of expenditure regarded as capital expenditure for purposes of mining operations, such as expenditure relating to shaft sinking, mine equipment, development and management, amongst others.

By Candice Gibson 16 Oct 2017

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court
West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

An environmental organisation is taking the government and Kropz to court in a bid to stop the phosphate mine using water from the ancient Elandsfontein aquifer on the West Coast.

By Melanie Gosling 16 Oct 2017