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Tarryn Atkinson, Saica chairperson: employees tax and expatriate sub-committees.
Twin tax bills and their impact on other Acts

The two new tax bills are already causing a stir over the proposed amendment that South Africans working abroad will no longer be exempt from double taxation. However, there are several other amendments that will affect employers and employees, and have an impact on other labour-related legislation.

By Tarryn Atkinson 33 minutes ago

Life Esidimeni: Agreement reached on dispute resolution
Life Esidimeni: Agreement reached on dispute resolution

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, and Gauteng Premier David Makhura have reached an agreement with representatives of the families and relatives of the victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy

17 hours ago

Aguma not completely off the hook
Aguma not completely off the hook

Although the SABC has accepted former acting CEO James Aguma's resignation, he can still face a forensic investigation

By Neo Goba 18 hours ago

SEZs governance, regulations out for public comment
SEZs governance, regulations out for public comment

The public has until next month to comment on the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Governance and Management Regulations released by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

19 hours ago

Minister tries new tactic to push through Mining Charter
Minister tries new tactic to push through Mining Charter

After reaching a legal stalemate with the Chamber of Mines over the Mining Charter III, the mining minister has published a notice on his intention to impose a moratorium on prospecting and mining rights

21 hours ago

Kemp Munnik
What the new bills mean to corporate taxpayers

Two pieces of tax legislation have been published and are currently open for public comment before the final legislation is passed by parliament

By Kemp Munnik 23 hours ago

Unqualified councilors a recipe for murder
Unqualified councilors a recipe for murder

You don't need to be qualified to be a councillor, which is why people are killed over the coveted posts

By Nathi Olifant 1 day ago

Matshela Koko, former CEO: Eskom. Photo: Buzz South Africa
Eskom board to take disciplinary action against Koko

The Eskom board has decided to take disciplinary action against executive Matshela Koko, the utility's interim chairperson said

1 day ago

Suspended SABC executive hit with additional charges at disciplinary hearing
Suspended SABC executive hit with additional charges at disciplinary hearing

Suspended SABC chief financial officer James Aguma's legal representative has argued that additional charges brought against his client at his disciplinary hearing are pure victimisation

By Neo Goba 1 day ago

Three groups take joint action against Bell Pottinger
Three groups take joint action against Bell Pottinger

Three public advocacy groups - Section27, the Helen Suzman Foundation and Save SA - are taking joint action over the probe into the conduct of controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger

1 day ago

Retrenchment and taxes - creating best packages
Retrenchment and taxes - creating best packages

As retrenchments deepen in South Africa, employers need to understand the tax implications applicable to retrenchment packages to ensure that they leave the retrenched employees in the best possible financial position

By Mariana Stander 1 day ago

Health & safety: Good intentions are often muddled with very complex execution
Health & safety: Good intentions are often muddled with very complex execution

Mining Charter III has been mired in controversy since before its publication and is the subject of litigation

By Kate Collier and Jonathan Veeran 2 days ago

Reviewing automatic termination clauses in employment contracts
Reviewing automatic termination clauses in employment contracts

A recent Labour Appeal Court case reviewed whether the employee was unfairly dismissed after his appointment letter was automatically terminated because of a provision stating that his offer of employment was conditional on a positive outcome of a vetting process

By Andre Van Heerden and Jacques van Wyk 2 days ago

Uber drivers protected by labour laws
Uber drivers protected by labour laws

The Department of Labour has welcomed a CCMA ruling which states that Uber drivers are fully protected by the South African labour laws

2 days ago

DA to lay corruption charges against SAP SA and Guptas' CAD House
DA to lay corruption charges against SAP SA and Guptas' CAD House

The DA is to lay charges of money laundering and corruption against the South African component of global software giant, SAP, and Gupta-affiliated company CAD House, following allegations that kickbacks changed hands between the two companies in exchange for a R100m Transnet contract

By Linda Ensor 2 days ago

#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people
#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people

Odette Geldenhuys has dedicated her career to assisting those less fortunate, fighting for the rights of those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to have their voices heard

By Shan Radcliffe 2 days ago

Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The ACA found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches

3 days ago

TFG now joins the club
TFG now joins the club

In an industry battling to hold onto customers as the economy stalls, club fees have been something of a consolation prize for the country's retailers

3 days ago

Commission needs more time to understand opaque retail sector
Commission needs more time to understand opaque retail sector

The deadline for completion of the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the grocery retail sector has been pushed out from May 2017 to March 2018, which will be 28 months after the inquiry was launched back in November 2015

By Ann Crotty 14 Jul 2017

Possibilities of collusion concern commission in proposed milling deal
Possibilities of collusion concern commission in proposed milling deal

Gathering useful knowledge - often called "grist to the mill" - is a worry for the Competition Commission in the proposed acquisition of Progress Milling by VKB Milling

By Robert Laing 14 Jul 2017

New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage
New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage

The government is looking for new ways to regulate the effects of mining activity on SA's scarce water resources..

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Jul 2017

Public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Absa takes Busisiwe Mkhwebane's directive on Bankorp to the high court

Absa is asking the High Court in Pretoria to review and set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action contained in her Bankorp "lifeboat" report

By Hanna Ziady 14 Jul 2017

Rights of property owners against drones
Rights of property owners against drones

William Merideth from Kentucky achieved notoriety in 2015, when he shot down a drone flying over his property. In defence of his actions, he claimed that the drone was spying on his sunbathing daughter

By Jonathan Ripley-Evans and Elizabeth Sonnekus 14 Jul 2017

Trade unions in focus at Labour Law Conference
Trade unions in focus at Labour Law Conference

The 30th annual Labour Law Conference, being held from 2-3 August 2017 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, will focus on the future of trade unions in South Africa in its plenary session

13 Jul 2017

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees
Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, deciding that the client of the temporary employment service (TES) becomes the sole employer of the TES employees

By Lauren Salt 13 Jul 2017

Dozens of gynaes could walk away this year
Dozens of gynaes could walk away this year

Skyrocketing medico-legal claims threaten to cripple South Africa's public and private health sectors as specialists face exorbitant litigation

By JOAN VAN DYK 12 Jul 2017

What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA
What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA

The rules and best practice for employing a foreign national in South Africa are significantly different for them than normal employees

By Marisa Jacobs 12 Jul 2017

Task team to bust Gauteng slumlords
Task team to bust Gauteng slumlords

A task team will be set up by the Gauteng Provincial Government to deal with the illegal occupation and hijacking of buildings

11 Jul 2017

Same work, same pay, regardless of qualification - CCMA
Same work, same pay, regardless of qualification - CCMA

The CCMA has ruled that an employer had unfairly discriminated against farm supervisors by grading and paying them less than farm foremen, who performed the same work but who had different academic qualifications

11 Jul 2017

Legal aspects of renting out a property should be incorporated into lease
Legal aspects of renting out a property should be incorporated into lease

While many landlords use a “standard lease” when signing a rental agreement with their tenants, it should be noted that there are various legal aspects of renting out a property that might not be included in such a lease, says Michael Bauer, managing director of estate agency SAProperty.com

11 Jul 2017

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