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6 March 2015
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06 Mar 2015
 
 
Investigating all possible alternatives: How far must the employer go?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Employers are often faced with the situation where an employee can no longer fulfil their prescribed duties due to incapacity. The question then becomes whether or not such an employee can be...
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05 Mar 2015
 
The Minister says slash UIF contributions
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene has proposed a temporary reduction in contributions by employers and employees to the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), while keeping the benefits unchanged....
 
 
Commission refers collusion case against Natal Portland Cement Cimpor Proprietary Limited
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
From 2008 the Competition Commission has been investigating the cement industry. In particular, the Commission investigated whether the effects of a lawful cartel in respect of the manufacture and...
 
 
04 Mar 2015
 
Commission's inquiry panel presents information session on the status of the market inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 5 February 2015 the Panel of the Market Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector (Inquiry) presented an information session on the status of the Inquiry.   On the same day the Panel published...
 
 
03 Mar 2015
 
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is once again South Africa's number one large law firm
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has once again been named South Africa's No. 1 Large Law Firm in the PMR Africa client research report, announced today. The firm scored 4.27 out of a possible five, the...
 
 
26 Feb 2015
 
Retention bonuses – for employees only
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Awarding bonuses to employees reminds deserving individuals of their value to the employer and strengthens the trust and loyalty in an employment relationship. As the name suggests, the intention...
 
 
Clarification of Section 45(3a) of the Income Tax Act for cross-border intra-group transactions
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Binding Private Ruling 178 (BPR 178) concerned an applicant seeking clarity on the tax consequences of an international corporate restructuring in terms of section 42 (asset-for-share transaction)...
 
 
Increase in individual tax rates, transfer duty exemption
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The long anticipated increase in individual tax rates finally materialised in the Budget, but was surprisingly not only targeted at the higher income brackets.  The Minister rather chose the more...
 
 
 
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