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HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists
HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the Southern African finalists for its annual Innovating Justice Challenge...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2018

Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised
Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised

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...

By Rhys Evans 5 Jul 2018

When does prescription start to run against Sars?
When does prescription start to run against Sars?

There are periods of limitations for issuing assessments which are set out in section 99 of the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 ("TAA")...

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2018

Joon Chong
Urgent reinstatement of tax compliance status granted

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...

By Joon Chong, Issued by Webber Wentzel 21 Jun 2018

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad
Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 20 Jun 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

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?

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 14 Jun 2018

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Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

Global and local legislation imposes severe penalties for firms that fail to protect their networks from DDoS attacks...

By Bryan Hamman 7 Jun 2018

The impact of GDPR on digital marketing
The impact of GDPR on digital marketing

The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. As the international resident's compliance deadline was 25 May 2018, there is more emphasis than ever on using and storing data responsibly...

By Gary Meyer 5 Jun 2018

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

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...

By Jonathan Goldberg 4 Jun 2018

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?
Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

Joon Chong
Overlap in treatment of dividend

Section 1 of the Income Tax Act (ITA) defines a "dividend" to be any amount transferred by a resident company for the benefit of any person in respect of any share in that company whether by way of a distribution or consideration for a share repurchase but does not exclude a reduction of contributed tax capital of the company...

By Joon Chong, Issued by Webber Wentzel 25 May 2018

Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders
Henri van Breda found guilty for family murders

Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in their Stellenbosch home...

By Shan Radcliffe 22 May 2018

AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter
AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter

AfriForum has filed criminal charges against National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority, following the receipt of an anonymous letter containing detailed allegations of serious misconduct...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Apr 2018

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Everything you need to know about levies in sectional title schemes

Often referred to as the "life-blood" of the body corporate, owners have to pay contributions and trustees, managing agents and attorneys may have to collect them...

By Jennifer Paddock 6 Apr 2018

You can't fire me, I resign!
You can't fire me, I resign!

The past year has seen many high level execs resign rather than face a disciplinary inquiry. This raises the question: does a company have any right to reject a 'resignation with immediate effect' and make the employee go through the disciplinary process...?

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?
Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?

The much-anticipated signing of South Africa's renewables power purchase agreements (PPAs) has once again been delayed. This time by an application for an interdict to prevent the contracts being concluded...

By Nicci Botha 14 Mar 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?
Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?

With Jacob Zuma finally resigning from the presidency following pressure from the ANC NEC, the question arises on his possible legal remedies should he feel aggrieved at being compelled to vacate his office and official residence...

By Johan Botes 15 Feb 2018

Roger Baxter, CEO: South African Chamber of Mines
#miningindaba18: Regulatory environment threatens investment in mining

After a tumultuous ride, the world economy pendulum is starting to swing in favour of commodities, but it's the current regulatory environment that is the real trial facing the South African mining industry...

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps
#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps

These days there really is an app for almost everything and everyone - including an array about and for the legal industry. Here's a quick look at trending legal apps for the year...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

Reputation is the be-all and end-all
Reputation is the be-all and end-all

In light of the Capitec/Viceroy debacle, Clare O'Donovan takes a look at the top five risks that could impact reputation and which she believes should be the top priority for corporate South Africa...

By Clare O'Donovan 31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch
#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch

Crime, cartels, corruption, fraud, defaults, divorce... Say what we may about pitiful employment figures, there's no shortage of work for South African courts. Here are a few cases that may pique the public interest this year...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided much needed clarity that Productive Asset Allowance certificate amounts granted to automotive manufacturers are capital in nature as their purpose is to incentivise capital investments...

By Joon Chong 26 Jan 2018

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.
Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

To succeed with a claim of unfair discrimination based on an arbitrary ground, an employee would need to adduce evidence or establish link between the arbitrary ground and the differentiation complained of...

By Jacques van Wyk 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Eight trends in Competition Law in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Eight trends in Competition Law in 2018

As the Competition Amendment Bill seeks to give competition authorities bigger teeth, so we are likely to see greater enforcement and an impact on commercial dealings in the year to come...

By Leana Engelbrecht 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI
#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI

Hollywood flirted with Artificial Intelligence (AI) long before it became mainstream, portraying it as an adversary, pitting man against machine. Though it is no secret that it got the whole narrative around AI patently wrong...

By Brendon Ambrose 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

The past two years have seen the Competition Commission undertake a number of market inquiries involving the retail, healthcare and public passenger transport markets. However, few market inquiries have captured the attention of South African consumers more than the inquiry into the high costs of data...

By Burton Phillips 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018

As we launch into 2018, here are a handful of trends we'll be seeing in the workplace this coming year...

By Johan Botes 8 Jan 2018

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