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Loop structures are no longer prohibited in South Africa

tax | 07 Jan 2021
BY Peter Dachs
From 1 January 2021, there is no longer a prohibition on loop structures in South Africa
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Goodbye to the “loop structure” prohibition

IP | 08 Dec 2020
BY Nicolette Smit
In its typical form, a so-called “loop structure” arises where a South African exchange control resident (individual or company) holds an investment in a foreign company
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Five points to consider when SARS owes you a refund

tax | 08 Dec 2020
BY Simon Weber, Andries Myburgh
It’s been a tough year. For taxpayers expecting long-outstanding refunds from the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”), even more so.
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Cybercrimes Bill to be submitted to the SA president for signature

technology, media and telecommunications | 08 Dec 2020
BY Ridwaan Boda
On 2 December 2020, the South African Parliament passed the Cybercrimes Bill ("Bill"), which will be submitted to the South African President for assent.
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Thomson Reuters | Public mergers and acquisitions in South Africa: overview and market analysis overview

04 Dec 2020
BY Vusimuzi Magubane
A Q&A guide to public mergers and acquisitions law in South Africa.
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Africa tax in brief

tax | 03 Dec 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax news and developments across Africa
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Resisting temptation: utilisation of assessed losses

tax | 03 Dec 2020
BY Mike Benetello
In the current economic environment impacted by COVID-19, many corporate taxpayers have been negatively impacted
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South African Constitutional Court rules on compensation for domestic workers

employment | 01 Dec 2020
BY Pareen Rogers, Natasha Coleman
A landmark judgment was handed down by the South African Constitutional Court recently
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Does an employer have an obligation to contact a trade union official prior to dismissing unprotected strikers?

employment | 01 Dec 2020
BY Peter le Roux
In the recent case of Roberts Brothers Construction v NUM obo Stimele and Others, the Labour Appeal Court dealt with an aspect of item 6(2) of the Code of Good Practice
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TERS forensic auditing imminent: employers, be prepared

employment | 01 Dec 2020
BY Lauren Salt
From the first week of December 2020, employers who received benefits from the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme
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Telecoms and media in brief | Issue 19

technology, media and telecommunications | 01 Dec 2020
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Telecoms and media in brief | Issue 19
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South African blueberries and plant breeders’ rights

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Dr. Joanne van Harmelen
A recent news item, “Blueberry industry faces blues over trading rights row” (Cape Argus, 9 November 2020), shines a spotlight on an area of law that seldom makes the news.
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Blown the budget on a Ferrari? Bad news… it’s just a car

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Delene Bertasso
A trade mark registration can be cancelled by what the law calls an “interested party” (generally an envious competitor) if that party can show that there was no genuine use of that trade mark for a …
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Branding in difficult times: are brand owners becoming boss?

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Gaelyn Scott
The pandemic has already influenced human behaviour in several ways, but is it starting to affect the behaviour of brand owners too?
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Avoid the crocodiles (at all Lacostes)

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Pravin Barthia
It is not uncommon for large retail chains to try to create some sort of link between their own brands and well-known brands.
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