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21 October 2014
Legal Briefs
 
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20 Oct 2014
 
 
Flight, fight or freeze ... A debt collection perspective
Minchin & Kelly
The scientific notion of flight, fight or freeze describes responses triggered by the perception that we are under physical or mental threat. This concept has percolated the legal fraternity over...
 
 
17 Oct 2014
 
Subrogation: Your insurer's rights after an event
Minchin & Kelly
After your insurer indemnifies you in terms of your policy of insurance, your insurer has certain rights. One of those rights is the right of subrogation, either by common law or in terms of the...
 
 
16 Oct 2014
 
Value-added tax and entertainment
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
It is well-established that, in terms of section 17(2)(a) of the Value-added Tax Act, No 89 of 1991 (VAT Act), a vendor is not entitled to deduct any amount of input tax in respect of goods or...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
One Environmental System: Reduced time frames for environmental authorisation applications
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Further draft Regulations have been published under the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA), aimed to streamline and expedite the applicable time frames for environmental licensing...
 
 
14 Oct 2014
 
The OECD/G20 Base Erosion and profit shifting project leaders shed light on the future of the international tax landscape
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Action Plan, approved by the OECD Committee of Fiscal Affairs (CFA) in June 2013 and...
 
 
09 Oct 2014
 
Rape not an inherent risk of employment – SCA rules that MEC liable for damages after doctor's ordeal
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
An employee, who suffered the horrendous ordeal of being raped whilst on duty, is not precluded from suing her employer for damages. This is according to Johan Botes, Director in the Employment...
 
 
08 Oct 2014
 
Lawyer returns from China Africa Young Legal Professionals Exchange Programme in Beijing
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Bridgett Majola, a Senior Associate in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Finance and Banking practice, has returned from the first course of the China-Africa Young Legal Professionals Exchange Programme in...
 
 
07 Oct 2014
 
Improvements effected on land not owned by the taxpayer
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 1 October 2014, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 180 (Ruling) dealing with the question of whether a taxpayer, who is a party to a Public Private...
 
 
 
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