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29 June 2015
Legal Briefs
 
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15 Jun 2015
 
 
One for all - regulatory update
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6 – 2014] (“the Bill”) is now before the National Assembly for approval. The Bill represents a substantial shift in regulatory control in...
 
 
05 Jun 2015
 
SARS' new draft interpretation note reflects 180 degree change on the place of effective management concept
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Many taxpayers who operate cross-border will be relieved to know that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a draft Interpretation Note 6 (IN 6) in which its interpretation of...
 
 
03 Jun 2015
 
Sir, your maternity leave has been granted...
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
From the early 1950s, women in South Africa have been involved in many activist campaigns to fight for their maternity leave benefits in the workplace. This was an important guarantee as many women...
 
 
21 May 2015
 
Broad-based and employee share ownership schemes – the latest update
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The Department of Trade and Industry caused wide spread uncertainty and confusion in its Notice 396 in the Government Gazette of 5 May 2015 which stated that black participants in broad based and...
 
 
20 May 2015
 
Retail sector to be rigorously investigated with new vigour
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Following an authorisation by Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, the Competition Commission (“Commission”) will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry...
 
 
15 May 2015
 
Complaining with a voice
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
It used to be that if one wished to complain about particular goods purchased or services received, one would need to wait in a queue in some dark corner of a store and argue one’s case before a...
 
 
11 May 2015
 
Constitutional Court ruling means a sea change for banks and other lenders
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
On 24 March 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the case of Paulsen and Another v Slip Knot Investments 777 Proprietary Limited [2015] ZACC 5, which has altered the position of...
 
 
08 May 2015
 
Load shedding and employment law
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The recent announcement of the implementation of load shedding throughout the country may have severe implications for business and labour relations. INTRODUCTION
 
 
 
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