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Are you a prescribed officer? Know your ESG risks and exposure to environmental liability29 Jun 2021
BY Mihlali Sitefane, Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame Recent environmental trends have brought environmental law liability back into the spotlight.
A win for employers: restraints of trade in the time of COVID-1929 Jun 2021
BY Jayson Kent Earlier this year, the High Court’s judgment in Oomph Out of Home Media (Pty) Limited v Brien and another, dealt with the issue of enforcing a restraint of trade during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (ILEL) - South Africa29 Jun 2021
BY Brian Patterson, Stuart Harrison, Zahida Ebrahim International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (ILEL) - South Africa - 2021
Asset-for-share transactions: a new potential pitfall28 Jun 2021
BY Nicolette Smit The corporate reorganisation rules contained in section 42 – 47 of the Income Tax Act, 1962 provide taxpayers with a mechanism to defer the tax implications that would otherwise result from certain r…
Funding offshore trusts28 Jun 2021
BY Peter Dachs Many South African tax residents have settled offshore trusts in various jurisdictions outside South Africa.
Corporate actions: drip dividends28 Jun 2021
BY Michael Reifarth, Magda Snyckers In the second instalment of our series on South African tax considerations arising for residents and non-residents resulting from corporate actions in respect of South African listed shares, we deal …
Electronic contracting for CIS investors and CIS managers28 Jun 2021
BY Jessica Blumenthal, Roy Gillespie, Talia Cullinan, Wilmari Strachan Recently released exemption
Hefty damages and vicarious liability be careful how you handle sexual offences in the workplace22 Jun 2021
BY Jayson Kent EEA provides potential remedies to an employee that has been subjected to unfair discrimination equal to, or perhaps more far-reaching, than those provided by common law delictual claims.
Climate change litigation is hotting up22 Jun 2021
BY Stephen Levetan In this article we shall deal with these recent decisions as well as with a South African case that has been argued but in respect of which judgement is still pending.
Lessons from abroad: constructive dismissal, remote working and health and safety concerns22 Jun 2021
BY Brian Patterson With the third wave of COVID-19 in full swing in South Africa, it has never been more important for South African employers to anticipate and prepare for the various COVID-19 related disputes that ma…
POPIA is (still) definitely coming into effect on 1 July 202122 Jun 2021
BY Era Gunning, Rakhee Dullabh, Wilmari Strachan, Nicole Gabryk There has been much confusion and misinformation circulating regarding the effective date of the Protection of Personal Act, 2013 (“POPIA”).
Ground breaking Mauritian decision made on domestic court intervention in international arbitration awards16 Jun 2021
BY Thierry Koenig, Shrivan Dabee, Maxime Sauzier, Natasha Behary Paray JCPC has handed down an important decision on the issue of “illegality” being raised to set aside and resist enforcement of an arbitral award, upon an appeal from the Supreme Court of Mauritius.
21-day deadline to comply with new vaccination guidelines15 Jun 2021
BY Lauren Salt Employers are encouraged to conduct their risk assessments within the 21-day deadline and, where applicable, prepare their vaccination plan.
Does a business rescue plan impact the liability of surety for debt?15 Jun 2021
BY Aslam Moosajee The key issue in a recent case was whether the Companies Act, 2008 extinguishes the liability of a surety for the debt of a company after a business rescue plan has been implemented.
10 things to know about the Draft Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Policy 202115 Jun 2021
BY Mihlali Sitefane The draft policy aims to foster a formalised and sustainable artisanal and small-scale mining industry in South Africa.