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24 February 2017
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24 Feb 2017
Management prerogative not an automatic licence to fire employees with false credentials
It is a management prerogative to know all facts about a prospective employee that are relevant to a job application. That is, the employee is obliged to: • Divulge information relevant to the...
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Protecting witnesses, protecting the ICC
If the South African call for African states to withdraw collectively from the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) finds enough support, this could create a number of problems for the...
23 Feb 2017
South Africa’s ICC withdrawal notice declared invalid
On Wednesday, 22 February 2017, the High Court in Pretoria handed down its judgment in the litigation challenging the procedural aspects of South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute...
Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. While these are the tax increases that will take...
Debt settled for consideration other than cash
Several announcements in the 2017 Budget Review touched on the manner in which debt forgiveness and capitalisation of debt is treated under the Income Tax Act.  While one of these provides tax...
#Feesmustfall #Budget2017 #Gradtax?
Following the student protests that have rocked the country in recent years, Minister Gordhan announced several adjustments to university fees, and appointed a commission to assess the feasibility...
Issues relating to customs and excise in the South African National Budget Speech 2017
With tough choices to be made to achieve the development outcomes sought by the South African Government, and with a shortfall in revenue collections this year, certain tax proposals were made,...
Arbitration Awards: Stuck in a Time Warp
The question of whether or not arbitration awards issued by the CCMA and the bargaining councils prescribe three years after they are issued in terms of the Prescription Act, 1969 has given rise to...
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