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25 February 2017
                       
 
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24 Feb 2017
 
 
Protecting witnesses, protecting the ICC
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
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
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
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...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
A victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills
WEBBER WENTZEL
On 13 February 2017, in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge S Yacoob handed down an important judgment which many property owners will consider a much-needed victory. The decision...
 
 
Better late than never? A Tax Court decision and recent legislative amendments regarding the lodging of objections
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Submitting a late objection to an assessment issued by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) can have serious consequences. On 13 May 2016, the Tax Court handed down judgment in AB CC v The...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Some clarity from SARS on the taxation of non-executive directors
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued two Binding General Rulings, numbers 40 and 41 dated 10 February 2017 (Rulings) on the way that non-executive directors (Non-Execs) should...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
The impact of Pinterest on copyright laws
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The traditional realm of copyright is being tested in a world where “liking”, “retweeting”, and “pinning” have become part of everyday life. Pinterest has made it easy for users to collect images...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr sees some blue sky for businesses in 2017
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) last night clinched top honours for M&A Deal Flow for the eighth consecutive year at the annual DealMakers Awards. “Deal activity may have slowed but...
 
 
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr sees some blue sky for businesses in 2017
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) last night clinched top honours for M&A Deal Flow for the eighth consecutive year at the annual DealMakers Awards. “Deal activity may have slowed but...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
The devil is in the detail: National Minimum Wage
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa last week announced that representatives of government, business, the community sector and two of the three labour federations represented at The National Economic...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
National Minimum Wage on the way - May 2018
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this week that: “Agreements on measures to strengthen labour stability and collective bargaining and on modalities for the introduction of a national...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Automatic termination clauses – valid or not?
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
There are many instances in which an employee’s continued employment is dependent upon the requirements of a client of the employer. In such cases, the employer links the duration of the employee’s...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Ruling on unitised incentive scheme does not provide much clarity
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
An employee incentive scheme that is commonly used works as follows: A company forms a trust. The company funds the trust, and the trust then uses the funds to buy shares in the company. The...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Draft Regulations on Mediation Rules for investor-state disputes
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
On 30 December 2016, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, published Draft Regulations on Mediation Rules (Draft Regulations) under Government Gazette No. 40526 in terms of the Protection...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Absent proof of trade union membership. No strike!
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Strike action invariably demonstrates a union’s ability to mobilise its members. However, it often occurs that unions are capable of mobilising more than just their members, particularly when...
 
 
The wait is over: This is what the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme will offer
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The Minister of Finance announced the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) in the 2016 Budget Speech. The legislation governing the SVDP finally came into effect on 19 January 2017 when...
 
 
 
                       
 
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