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30 August 2016
Legal Briefs
 
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30 Aug 2016
 
 
Clear-cut evidence in a not-so-clear-cut situation: when usually inadmissible hearsay evidence should be weighted as prima facie admissible evidence
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
When approaching any form of legal proceedings, all parties have to regard and adequately consider what they will use to prove their version of events. In the case of labour disputes, an employer...
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29 Aug 2016
 
Empowerment: an interesting ruling regarding a BEE transaction
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
In 2016, the BEE regulatory landscape has seen a number of changes introduced. These include the final regulations that were issued under the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, No 53 of...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
Drunk enough to be dismissed?
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
One would think that if an employee is found to be under the influence of alcohol at work it is a straightforward dismissible offence. Recent case law has shown that this is not necessarily so....
 
 
Too many cracks in tile merger
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The Competition Commission (Commission) recently prohibited the proposed merger in which Italtile Limited (Italtile) sought to acquire Ceramic Industries Proprietary Limited (CIL) and Ezee Tile...
 
 
24 Aug 2016
 
Significantly reduced time periods to submit industry waste management plans for paper and packaging, electrical and electronic and lighting industries
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The Minister of Environmental Affairs (Minister) published a notice to the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic and lighting industries (Affected Industries) in terms of the National...
 
 
22 Aug 2016
 
Value-added tax on the supply of student accommodation
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
For some time now there has been a shortage of accommodation for tertiary students in South Africa. Developers have seen the gap in the market and have started building apartment buildings to...
 
 
16 Aug 2016
 
Breathing space for mines as Department of Water and Sanitation relaxes tailing lining requirements
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Given the significant negative environmental impacts mines can cause, proper environmental management regulation is crucial. However, the past few years have seen the introduction of several...
 
 
12 Aug 2016
 
Retaining your victory after arbitration: useful tips for employers
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
An employer should realise that an arbitration award in its favour is not necessarily the end of the matter. Trade unions and employees may elect to review the award before the Labour Court....
 
 
 
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