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24 July 2014
Legal Briefs
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23 Jul 2014
Value-added tax and the disposal of a partnership interest to the remaining partner
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
It appears that there is often uncertainty whether the transfer of an interest in a partnership from one partner to another (ie either a new or existing partner) should be subject to value-added...
22 Jul 2014
Why lawmakers should consider psychological solutions
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
South Africa is currently implementing a traffic regulation scheme called Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences ("AARTO"). The AARTO scheme penalises drivers for offences such as...
21 Jul 2014
Silence is golden ... or is it? A closer look at the terminability of contracts of unspecified duration
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Thomas Carlyle once proclaimed, "Speech is silvern, Silence is Golden." It means that speech is like silver, in that speech only lasts a while, but silence is golden and lasts an eternity (see...
18 Jul 2014
Parties in a merger should ensure that their conduct is not construed as a form of prior implementation
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
In September 2010, Dunlop Industrial Products Proprietary Limited and Rema Tip Top Holdings South Africa Proprietary Limited notified the Competition Commission (Commission) of a transaction, as...
16 Jul 2014
Substantive and procedural fairness in employment law
Minchin & Kelly Botswana
The issues surrounding substantive and procedural fairness come under scrutiny in relation to dismissal of employees without notice. Therefore, according to the Employment Act, a dismissal is...
15 Jul 2014
Infrastructure Development Act comes into effect
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 10 July 2014, President Jacob Zuma made the proclamation which officially brought into force the Infrastructure Development Act, No 23 of 2014 (Act). The intention of the Act is to fast-track...
10 Jul 2014
Redundancy in Zambian labour law
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The Employment Act (Chapter 268 of the Laws of Zambia) is the principal piece of legislation governing employee rights in Zambia. A distinction is drawn between oral contracts of service, which are...
09 Jul 2014
Deductibility of costs in respect of plant used in the production of renewable energy
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The energy landscape has developed over the last few years with the introduction of a number of private and public sector funded renewable energy projects, aimed at reducing the energy footprint of...
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