Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
#YouthMonth: Children's rights shouldn't just be words on paper...

#YouthMonth: Children's rights shouldn't just be words on paper...[Shan Radcliffe] As part of our Youth Month profiles, we chat to Justin Minnaar, candidate attorney at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, about the unwritten laws of relationships, the written rights of our Constitution, and children's right to access them...

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Jacques van Wyk
SOUTH AFRICA
Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?

Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?[Jacques van Wyk] In the recent case of Numsa obo Baloyi and Others v O-Line (2019), the Commission for Conciliation, Arbitration and Mediation (CCMA) had to determine whether an employee who makes a false allegation of racism against another employee can be dismissed...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
#YouthMonth: Remember the past, act in the present, improve the future

#YouthMonth: Remember the past, act in the present, improve the future[Shan Radcliffe] In celebration of Youth Month, we chatted to candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel, Luntu Quntana, who was "born in East London, bred in Johannesburg and now currently being buttered in Cape Town" about what Youth Day means to him and the changes he would like to see for future generations...

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Rishal Bipraj
SOUTH AFRICA
What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments

What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments[Rishal Bipraj] Amendments to the Competition Act were published in the Government Gazette in February 2019. These are, however, not yet in force pending the publication of a date to be proclaimed by the President. Some of the more prominent changes to the Act are as follows...

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Aadil Patel
SOUTH AFRICA
To be or not to be: In writing

To be or not to be: In writing[Aadil Patel] In the recent case of Numsa obo Nomanyane and another v Grupo Antolin (Pty) Ltd, heard before the Metal Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC), the Commissioner was tasked with determining whether a fixed-term contract of employment must be in writing or not.

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Johan Botes
SOUTH AFRICA
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace[Johan Botes] The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

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Graeme Palmer
SOUTH AFRICA
Residential estate income: What's tax exempt and what isn't?

Residential estate income: What's tax exempt and what isn't?[Graeme Palmer] The levy income of a body corporate, share block or an association of persons, such as a home owners association (residential estate), is exempt from income tax. However, not all income received by a residential estate is exempt from tax, only levy income...

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Burton Phillips
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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...?

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Gideon Gerber
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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...

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SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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...

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Graeme Palmer
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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...

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Johan Botes
SOUTH AFRICA
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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