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In line with international models, South Africa has attempted to incentivise investment into the development and renewal of certain urban areas.
ENSafrica
Over time, SAA has entered into various collective agreements with various trade unions.
Orrick
On 3 April, 2017, S&P Global led the way in downgrading South Africa's Sovereign Credit Rating to non-investment-grade ‘Junk' status.
ENSafrica
The matter before the CCMA involved Shoprite, one of the largest food retailers in Africa.
KISCH IP
Starting a business can be a daunting task if you do not know where to begin. Your brilliant idea is merely the beginning of your journey to becoming an entrepreneur.
KISCH IP
The term "biopiracy" was coined to refer to the appropriation of plants and traditional knowledge by corporations and other entities for their own financial gain.
KISCH IP
While the Madrid system in Africa may not function as effectively as it does in other parts of the world, there is certainly progress being made on implementing laws and streamlining procedures...
KISCH IP
Over the last few years an uprising of the craft beer industry and microbreweries has squeezed business away from traditional brewers on a worldwide scale.
ENSafrica
In 2014, a South African court convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide (manslaughter), following the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and he was given...
ENSafrica
The LAC judgment in Liberty Group Limited v MM is a reminder to employers to be vigilant when dealing with allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace and to ensure that managers...
ENSafrica
Once legal proceedings relating to a debt have started, does the subsequent substitution of one of the parties affect the prescription period for the debt?
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
The Income Tax Act contains specific provisions relating to the timing of the accrual or incurral of interest for tax purposes. BPR272 deals with an arrangement that contains deferred payment...
TMF Group
Bernard Agulhas, IRBA's CEO, states that the objective of mandatory audit firm rotation is to strengthen the independence of audit firms from their clients and to boost empowerment.
ENSafrica
The revised Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 ("PPPFA Regulations 2017") issued in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, came into effect on 1 April 2017.
KISCH IP
It is our understanding that the above amendments only apply to applications filed after 1 January 2017.
ENSafrica
Interestingly, the B-BBEE Commission acknowledges that the Codes, as currently drafted, do not provide for such limitations in claiming any enhanced recognitions status.
ENSafrica
It also envisages the holding of public hearings as part of its public consultative process.
ENSafrica
South African law treats sexual harassment as a serious form of misconduct that infringes upon a person's dignity and other fundamental rights.
ENSafrica
The 2017 Budget Review contains two important statements in this context.
ENSafrica
The 2017 budget law introduced a derogatory tax regime from which certain public procurement holders may benefit by the Benin tax authorities, assuming indirect taxation.
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Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
BPR268 deals with the tax implications of an arrangement that is aimed at correcting previous errors by a taxpayer.
KISCH IP
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Dentons
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KISCH IP
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KISCH IP
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