Burton Phillips
The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers

The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers[Burton Phillips] The Competition Commission has sought to provide some guidance regarding the notification and implementation of mergers by publishing Guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers contrary to the Competition Act...

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Rosalind Davey
How to make the digital world work for your business

How to make the digital world work for your business[Rosalind Davey] We frequently hear terms such as the 'digital workplace', the 'internet of things', 'automation in the workplace' and the 'future world of work' bandied about. But what does all of this mean for your business...?

Posted 15 days ago | Like
Gideon Gerber
Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leave

Gideon Gerber[Gideon Gerber] As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

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Jerry Botha
#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay

#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay[Jerry Botha] The 2019 election year brings the normal risk of some tax populist decisions, including much higher social grants. This will add to the fiscus' pressure, desperate for additional tax revenues...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation

#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation[David Geral] The South African financial sector has been waiting with bated breath for South Africa's financial regulators to map the way forward and we expect this guidance to be forthcoming early in 2019...

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Jacques van Wyk
Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?

Disagreeing to agree: Does non-compliance constitute contempt of court?[Jacques van Wyk] Where an employer or employee fails to comply with a court order, does such failure constitute contempt of court...?

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Marisa Jacobs
#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new![Marisa Jacobs] Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

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Johan Botes
#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019[Johan Botes] In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

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Johan Botes
Collective bargaining agreements are valid - whether or not all employees agree

Collective bargaining agreements are valid - whether or not all employees agree[Johan Botes] Protection of employment during business transfers is an integral piece in the employment law legal puzzle in many jurisdictions around the world...

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Lana Jacobs
Paying attention to mediation clauses in shipping contracts

Paying attention to mediation clauses in shipping contracts[Lana Jacobs] Parties to a shipping agreement, such as a contract of carriage or charter, should pay very careful attention to the wording of the mediation clause included in the shipping contract, if they agree that they wish to refer any future or existing disputes to mediation...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Graeme Palmer
Tax invoice corrections and the Admin Laws Amendment Bill

Tax invoice corrections and the Admin Laws Amendment Bill[Graeme Palmer] To err is human and mistakes are sometimes made on tax invoices. The draft Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2018 proposes the inclusion of a new section 20(1B) dealing with errors to tax invoices...

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Tom Jackson
SA legal information platforms wins HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge

SA legal information platforms wins HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge[Tom Jackson] Legal information platform Baobob.law has been named winner of the Southern African leg of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Johan Botes
Leave judgment rustles employers

Leave judgment rustles employers[Johan Botes] Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened...

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Jacques van Wyk
Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?

Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to obey instructions?[Jacques van Wyk] In the case of Media Workers' Association of South Africa obo Hoohlo and others v SABC, the CCMA had to consider whether the employees were fairly dismissed for gross insubordination...

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Tom Jackson
HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists

HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists[Tom Jackson] The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the Southern African finalists for its annual Innovating Justice Challenge...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Rhys Evans
Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised

Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised[Rhys Evans] Should marijuana use be legalised, there are a number of concerns and questions around regulation and control that need to be addressed to ensure the safety of both users and non-users...

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Graeme Palmer
When does prescription start to run against Sars?

When does prescription start to run against Sars?[Graeme Palmer] There are periods of limitations for issuing assessments which are set out in section 99 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("TAA")...

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Joon Chong
Urgent reinstatement of tax compliance status granted - Webber Wentzel

Joon Chong[Joon Chong] For certain taxpayers, a tax clearance certificate is of utmost importance in ensuring that it is able to receive payment and to tender for new services...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Ahmore Burger-Smidt
What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?

What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?[Ahmore Burger-Smidt] The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

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How just one derogatory word can get you fired...

How just one derogatory word can get you fired...[Jonathan Goldberg] Using derogatory language is an issue that has been in the public domain quite frequently. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable...

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