Treasury publishes draft tax laws bills
Treasury publishes draft tax laws bills

National Treasury has published the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, (TLAB) and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (TALAB) for public comment.

1 hour ago

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight
Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted.

By John Yeld 1 day ago

Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment
Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment

The Protection of Investment Act of 2015, which was activated by a notice published in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July, has been criticised nationally and internationally for its approach with respect to a number of aspects. The European Union's Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry stated that foreigners are hesitant to invest in SA for fear that there will be a lack of protection over their investment.

1 day ago

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle
FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free, "and which plunged the South African industry into a crisis".

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Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work

The Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry has completed its work and is awaiting the submission of written heads of arguments by legal representatives by 14 August, said the Department of Labour on Friday, 13 July.

1 day ago

Moseneke highlights reluctance to transform common law
Moseneke highlights reluctance to transform common law

There was a reluctance by some in the judiciary and academia to integrate the common law and locate it in its valid place within the national transformation agenda, former Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said.

13 Jul 2018

Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura
Mining Charter needs to be rebooted

Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help.

13 Jul 2018

Jean du Toit, attorney at Tax Consulting SA
Criminal prosecution: Just another reason to pay your tax

The country's tax base have reason to be a tad nervous, now that South African Revenue Service (Sars) has embarked on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their returns.

By Jean du Toit 12 Jul 2018

M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news
M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news

Merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals in the first half of this year. Transactions fell by 44% and 52% in terms of volume and value respectively, in the first half of 2018 compared to H1 2017. Last year, there were 243 total deals worth $6,625m in South Africa, this decreased to 135 deals worth $3,207m in H1 2018.

12 Jul 2018

Elza Syarief Law Office Advocates entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group
Elza Syarief Law Office Advocates entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group

Elza Syarief Law Office Advocates & Legal Consultant, operating mostly in Jakarta, Indonesia, entered into a formal mutual strategic association agreement with Europlaw Group on 2 July 2018. The association agreement was authorised and executed on behalf of Elza Syarief Law Office Advocates & Legal Consultant by its senior partner, Dr Elza Syarief Hj, SH., MH. At.

Issued by Europlaw 11 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018
Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Jul 2018

What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...
What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...

Tennis fans flock to courtsides and televisions to watch Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer and instantly recognise the iconic RF logo that has become synonymous with the man. However, fans will, no doubt, be outraged to find out that Federer is currently engaged in a legal wrangle with his former sponsor, Nike, about ownership of the renowned logo. Federer was sponsored by Nike for virtually his entire professional sporting career, spanning 24 years, up until a few months ago when the sponsorship deal came to an end and, much to everyone's surprise, Uniqlo stepped into Nike's shoes and signed a new sponsorship deal with Federer.

By Vicky Stilwell 10 Jul 2018

Could African Union law shape a new legal order for the continent?
Could African Union law shape a new legal order for the continent?

In his forthcoming book, African Union Law, Femi Amao argues that Africa is on the cusp of a new continental legal order. It's evolving slowly but there are early signs that it's showing traits similar to the development of European Union law. The Conversation Africa's Julius Maina asked him to explain.

10 Jul 2018