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Second public protector CEO takes early exit
Second public protector CEO takes early exit

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's new CEO has called it quits less than a year after taking the reins at the Chapter 9 institution

2 days ago

Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators
Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators

In a recent landmark case, the Tax Court upheld that a very special, and mostly under-utilised tax deduction allowed by section 24C of the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962, may be applied to franchisee costs

By Natasha Wilkinson 2 days ago

Activist can't file class action against Facebook: EU lawyer
Activist can't file class action against Facebook: EU lawyer

Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court has said

3 days ago

Crystal meth bust at OR Tambo Airport
Crystal meth bust at OR Tambo Airport

Crystal meth worth an estimated at R4 530 000 was intercepted at OR Tambo International airport on Wednesday, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS)

3 days ago

Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA
Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA

The Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations were published for comment last week.

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 3 days ago

Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee
Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee

No major changes to the existing fiscal regime for the oil and gas industry have been proposed by the Davis Tax Committee

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Judge Dennis Davis
Davis commission calls for mining sector's upfront capex tax to be scrapped

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended that the special tax regime for the mining sector be abolished

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2017

SA needs a tax bill of rights to govern how Sars treats taxpayers
SA needs a tax bill of rights to govern how Sars treats taxpayers

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended SA adopt a taxpayer bill of rights

By Linda Ensor 13 Nov 2017

Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should
Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

ConCourt gives Sassa December deadline
ConCourt gives Sassa December deadline

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has welcomed the Constitutional Court's directives to Sassa to deliver a comprehensive plan to the court by 8 December 2017, detailing how it will pay more than 17 million grant recipients

13 Nov 2017

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use
Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said

10 Nov 2017

'Suspicious' SARS deposits not probed
'Suspicious' SARS deposits not probed

As South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane braces for an inquiry into the administration of the tax agency, further damaging revelations emerged on the investigation into its second-in-charge, Jonas Makwakwa

By Natasha Marrian 10 Nov 2017

The #monkeyselfie - who owns it?
Adams & Adams #Crammer17: insights into intellectual property

The Adams & Adams 'Crammer' session, recently held in Cape Town and Sandton, was aptly named as they crammed as much content as possible into the morning session in intense, 20-minute increments on the balancing act of copyright and freedom of speech as well as who really owns that IP

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017

Bills on 'sugar tax' and tax exemption adopted in Parliament
Bills on 'sugar tax' and tax exemption adopted in Parliament

Parliament's finance committee has adopted bills on a health promotion levy and amending the tax exemption for income earned by South Africans working abroad

By Linda Ensor 10 Nov 2017

What rights do employees have to legal representation during disciplinary hearings?
What rights do employees have to legal representation during disciplinary hearings?

The recent postponement of suspended Eskom executive Mathsela Koko's disciplinary hearing highlights just how costly and drawn out disciplinary procedures can be when lawyers become involved in the process

9 Nov 2017

Court bid over teacher bursaries fails
Court bid over teacher bursaries fails

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Solidarity Helping Hand's challenge to the Department of Basic Education's Funza Lushaka bursary scheme for trainee teachers, which the organisation had argued discriminated against white students

By Tamar Kahn 9 Nov 2017

Hawks head, police commissioner to be appointed soon
Hawks head, police commissioner to be appointed soon

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says President Jacob Zuma is nearing the finalisation of the appointment of the National Police Commissioner and the head of the Hawks

9 Nov 2017

Water and Sanitation to appear before committee
Water and Sanitation to appear before committee

The Department of Water and Sanitation will today brief the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on new developments in the department

8 Nov 2017

Jobs trader arrested in hospital
Jobs trader arrested in hospital

The Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital has confirmed the arrest of a suspect for the alleged sale of jobs

8 Nov 2017

Consumer rights trump retail policies
Consumer rights trump retail policies

Those little presticked notices of 'if you break this, consider it sold' or the 'seven-day return policy' that you are so kindly informed of when you return the toy that broke on day one, have no basis

8 Nov 2017

Gigaba asks Zuma to establish inquiry into Sars
Gigaba asks Zuma to establish inquiry into Sars

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba has approached President Jacob Zuma to urgently establish an inquiry into the tax administration and governance of the Sars

By Asha Speckman 8 Nov 2017

Security Agency mulls next move after Pauw refuses to withdraw Zuma book
Security Agency mulls next move after Pauw refuses to withdraw Zuma book

The State Security Agency (SSA) is considering its next move after former investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw refused to withdraw his controversial book on President Jacob Zuma.

By Nomahlubi Jordaan 7 Nov 2017

WhatsApp evidence reveals Rohdes' bitter love betrayal
WhatsApp evidence reveals Rohdes' bitter love betrayal

WhatsApp exchanges between murder-accused Jason Rohde, his late wife Susan and his mistress Jolene Alterskye were read out in court Monday, 6 November 2017, revealing vicious fights in the days before her death

By Aron Hyman 7 Nov 2017

Labour dept gets tough on Employment Equity Compliance
Labour dept gets tough on Employment Equity Compliance

In July this year, 72 JSE-listed companies were identified as the subject of employment equity reviews by the Department of Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES)

6 Nov 2017

Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN
Choppies wraps up purchase in KZN

Botswana-based retailer Choppies has completed the acquisition of KwaZulu-Natal's Arizona Wholesalers and Butcheries, adding to its 71-strong retail footprint in SA.

6 Nov 2017

SABC legal head murdered
SABC legal head murdered

The SABC's head of legal services Sizwe Vilakazi was murdered at the weekend

By Naledi Shange 6 Nov 2017

Muvhango Lukhaimane, the pension funds adjudicator. Photo: Corruption Watch
FSB urged to act against fund for failing to provide information

The conduct of a pension fund, its chairperson and its administrator have been forwarded to the FSB by the Pension Funds Adjudicator for remedial action

6 Nov 2017

Cabinet approves National Minimum Wage
Cabinet approves National Minimum Wage

Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill, Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill and Labour Relations Amendment Bill

3 Nov 2017

Moyane may have to explain at KPMG probe
Moyane may have to explain at KPMG probe

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has put together a panel with inquisitorial powers to investigate KPMG employees

By Natasha Marrian 3 Nov 2017

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