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The POPIA crystal ball: predictions on what is to come

data privacy and protection

18 Aug 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Nicole Gabryk

In order to plan for what may lie ahead for South Africa, it is helpful to consider what lessons have been learnt from the similar regulation in the EU and UK, the GDPR, since its implementation in May 2018.
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Application to conduct a trial via Microsoft Teams fails

dispute resolution

18 Aug 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Vishana Makan

The recent judgment in Union-Swiss (Proprietary) Limited v Govender and Others, dismissed an application seeking an order that the trial set down for a period of 10 days be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.
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Taking stock – transfer pricing developments in the first six months of 2020

tax

18 Aug 2020
BY Jens Brodbeck

Below is a short summary of some of the important international and local South African developments in the area of transfer pricing amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
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Draft insurance conduct standard seeks to regulate third party cell captives

banking and finance

18 Aug 2020
BY Arabella Bennett AND Johan Loubser

At the end of July 2020, the FSCA published a draft conduct standard that will regulate cell captive insurers operating cell structures insuring against third party risks
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“Loop” structures and the controlled foreign company rules

tax

18 Aug 2020
BY Carmen Gers

One of the welcome announcements by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech, pertained to a potential further relaxation of the Financial Surveillance Department of the SARB prohibition against so-called “loop” structures.
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When the going gets tough: Four points to consider during a SARS transfer pricing audit

tax

18 Aug 2020
BY Andries Myburgh , Robyn Kantor AND Simon Weber

A multi-layered approach should be adopted in transfer pricing disputes. This requires an in-depth knowledge of the ITA, TAA, double tax treaties and the law of evidence.
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Not carrying out a tax due diligence could hurt

tax

18 Aug 2020
BY Kazi Mbangeleli

A tax due diligence empowers a seller or buyer to make more informed decisions pertaining to the transaction.
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Africa Tax in Brief

tax

18 Aug 2020
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax developments across Africa
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Farmers' water rights and the law

natural resources and environment

17 Aug 2020
BY James Brand

Water is an economic enabler and ensuing that it is used wgere it wll have the most benefit is key to the griculture sector and maintaining food security
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Pandemic alert: Are your affairs in order?

private clients

17 Aug 2020
BY Deon Beachen

Deon Beachen reminds us of our estate planning obligations
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What's with the price gouging?

17 Aug 2020
BY Palesa Mpe AND Jeremy de Beer

COVID 19 has brought with it some legal devel opments in South Africa.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 365 | 16 Aug 2020

issue 365
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Extension of the TERS: some clarity at last on who can claim benefits

employment

14 Aug 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

The UIF will start processing these benefits from Monday, 17 August 2020.
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South Africa: Tourism directives eased

dispute resolution

11 Aug 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Vishana Makan

On 6 August 2020, the South African Minister of Tourism published updated directions for the local tourism industry
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South Africa: Is the dispute resolution environment likely to change by virtue of COVID-19?

dispute resolution

11 Aug 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Shenaaz Munga

Litigants are pursuing alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation in light of the lockdown.
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