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Mandela book raises ethics questions

The South African Medical Association (Sama) has condemned a book on former state president Nelson Mandela's last days, saying the author violated the most fundamental principle of patient/doctor relationships.

1 day ago

New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements
New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements

Importers in South Africa should be aware of the new customs valuation development affecting goods imported under franchise agreements, as this could affect the price they pay for the goods.

By Virusha Subban, Lee-Ann Annandale and Busisiwe Vil 1 day ago

Tertius Troost, tax consultant at Mazars
Entrepreneurs could feel the pinch of new trust laws

Entrepreneurs advancing interest-free funds to a company, held by a trust of which he/she is a beneficiary, will be affected by the proposed legislation curbing the tax-free transfer of wealth to trusts. “This is a common practice," says Tertius Troost, tax consultant at Mazars.

1 day ago

Alcohol industry criticises government's 'vague' socioeconomic study
Alcohol industry criticises government's 'vague' socioeconomic study

The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (Salba) has criticised the government's inadequate socioeconomic impact assessment of the draft Liquor Amendment Bill because of its failure to quantify the effect on jobs and the economy.

By Linda Ensor 21 Jul 2017

Expats to be affected by new tax laws
Expats to be affected by new tax laws

The National Treasury has published draft tax law amendments for 2017, which contains details on tax treatment of South Africans performing their employment abroad.

By Jerry Botha 21 Jul 2017

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 21 Jul 2017

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 20 Jul 2017

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.

19 Jul 2017

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 19 Jul 2017

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, which has been accused of fuelling racial tensions in SA on behalf of the Gupta family.

19 Jul 2017

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 18 Jul 2017

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.

18 Jul 2017

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 18 Jul 2017