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Rhino poachers get prison time

Joint efforts of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and game rangers have resulted in 18 suspects being arrested

2 days ago

Joon Chong, Webber Wentzel tax specialist
Extending CFC rules to foreign trusts and foundations

The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill extends the existing controlled foreign company (CFC) rules to include foreign trusts and foundations, and foreign companies

By Joon Chong 2 days ago

Legal protection for whistle blowers
Legal protection for whistle blowers

The levels of corporate wrong doing being uncovered at the moment highlights the need for employees to stand up and blow the whistle

By Johan Botes 2 days ago

Property Practitioners Bill - What it means for the real estate industry and the consumer
Property Practitioners Bill - What it means for the real estate industry and the consumer

Gazetted in March 2017 for comment, the long-awaited Property Practitioners Bill is intended to repeal the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976 and transform the entire property market

By Storme Heath 3 days ago

Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking
Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town if the Western Cape government has its way

By Katharine Child 3 days ago

Elandsfontein phosphate mine. Photo: Kropz
Activists and state departments fear Elandsfontein mine could damage area

A new phosphate mine on the West Coast is being challenged by environmental activists and state departments

By Ashleigh Furlong 20 Sep 2017

Bank in row with regulator over evidence
Bank in row with regulator over evidence

Standard Bank and the Competition Commission were at loggerheads over the whereabouts of the antitrust regulator's forex investigation record

20 Sep 2017

How business rescue affects employer and employee
How business rescue affects employer and employee

Business rescue has gained momentum as an alternative to liquidation since its introduction in 2011 through section 6 of The Companies Act

19 Sep 2017

Treasury to amend foreign tax plan
Treasury to amend foreign tax plan

The Treasury has agreed to significantly amend its proposal to repeal the 183-day tax exemption on income earned abroad

18 Sep 2017

Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men
Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

SAN FRANCISCO, US: A trio of former Google employees filed a lawsuit accusing the technology giant of paying women less than men for the same work

18 Sep 2017

Audit firm rotation gets the nod
Audit firm rotation gets the nod

Parliament's finance committee is not convinced that the introduction of MAFR will atransform the accounting profession

15 Sep 2017

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources
Zwane won't implement new charter

The minister of mineral resources has undertaken not to implement the reviewed Mining Charter

15 Sep 2017

What you need to know about occupational rent
What you need to know about occupational rent

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, it is vital that you are familiar with the terms and conditions stipulated in the property sales agreement

By Adrian Goslett 15 Sep 2017

Tribunal ruling blow to HCI restructuring
Tribunal ruling blow to HCI restructuring

The plans of Hosken Consolidated Investment's (HCI) to restructure gaming assets held in two of its subsidiaries, Tsogo Sun and Niveus, were thrown into disarray on Tuesday following a ruling by the Competition Tribunal

By Ann Crotty 14 Sep 2017

Admission of debt extends prescriptive period
Admission of debt extends prescriptive period

A recent ruling in Western Cape High Court is creating new opportunities to extend the time creditors have to claim money that is owed to them by debtors

14 Sep 2017

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Beef supplier and juice maker agree not to compete - in contravention of competition law

Two companies - a beef supplier and a juice maker - have been referred by the Competition Commission to the Commission Tribunal after it was found they signed agreements not to compete with each other

By Penwell Dlamini 14 Sep 2017

Public protectors were out of line
Public protectors were out of line

The public protector overstepped her mandate in ordering the president to institute a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture

By Claudi Mailovich 13 Sep 2017

Refusal to accept retracted resignations does not constitute dismissal
Refusal to accept retracted resignations does not constitute dismissal

The CCMA has ruled that that the withdrawal of resignation cannot have any effect unless the employer consents to such withdrawal

By Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 13 Sep 2017

Opacity over construction pact is risky
Opacity over construction pact is risky

There has been no full public disclosure by the Department of Economic Development and seven JSE-listed construction and engineering groups over their signing of a voluntary transformation agreement

By Mark Allix 13 Sep 2017

Constitutional Court rules municipal debt does not survive property transfer
Constitutional Court rules municipal debt does not survive property transfer

The Constitutional Court has ruled that historical municipal debt (meaning municipal debt attaching to a property which is older than two years at the date of application for a rates clearance certificate) does not ‘survive' transfer..

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Anja van Wijk 12 Sep 2017

Silent participation, passive attendance constitute contravention of Competition Act
Silent participation, passive attendance constitute contravention of Competition Act

The Competition Appeal Court has concluded that there is a duty to speak or to report to authorities or publicly distance oneself from any uncompetitive behaviour and that silent participation or passive attendance constitutes a contravention of the Competition Act. Silent or passive participants have a duty to report such proceedings

By Rishal Bipraj 12 Sep 2017

Police seize drugs, rhino horns at OR Tambo Airport
Police seize drugs, rhino horns at OR Tambo Airport

Two suspects were arrested and drugs and rhino horns worth over R6 million were intercepted in separate incidents at OR Tambo International over the weekend

11 Sep 2017

Insights into IFRS and insurance companies
Insights into IFRS and insurance companies

Insurance companies are required to comply with the applicable financial reporting standards

By Denise Durand and Charl Williams 11 Sep 2017

Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too
Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial

By Willem Daniel Lubbe 11 Sep 2017

Wildlife crime pays off big time
Wildlife crime pays off big time

The Institute for Security Studies has ranked wildlife crime the fourth most lucrative form of organised crime globally and one of the most expensive security challenges facing Southern Africa

By Sipho Mabena 11 Sep 2017

L-R: Ben Cousins from PLAAS, Aditya Kumar from DAG, Sarita Pillay from Ndifuna Ukwazi and Lauren Royston from SERI discuss land reform at the Open Book Festival.
Title deeds: how do we fix the system?

Experts at Open Book Festival debate different approaches to dealing with property in poor neighbourhoods

By Ashleigh Furlong 11 Sep 2017

Disgraced lawyer in bid to avoid jail
Disgraced lawyer in bid to avoid jail

Disgraced former attorney and education rights warrior Mike Randell made another bid yesterday to stay out of jail when he appealed against his effective four-year prison sentence for defrauding a Port Elizabeth school

7 Sep 2017

ICC rules South Africa obliged to obey international law
ICC rules South Africa obliged to obey international law

The International Criminal Court (ICC), in July, handed down its judgment in the case concerning South Africa's failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir, the current President of Sudan. The dispute has its genesis in President al-Bashir's presence in South Africa in June 2015 to attend the African Union Summit.

By Lionel Egypt and Sarah McGibbon 7 Sep 2017

Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8
Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8

SABC former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not responsible for the costs incurred by the corporation in firing of eight of its journalists last year, according to his lawyer

7 Sep 2017

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