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30 April 2017
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22 Mar 2017
 
 
Court dismisses defamation claim against SAHIVCS and affirms important watchdog role
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The doctor sought to interdict the Society from publishing any “future defamatory material” of him on its website and to remove published (allegedly) defamatory material from its website. In an...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
CDH expands its Corporate & Commercial practice with appointments of John Gillmer and Werner de Waal as Directors
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Leading business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has appointed John Gillmer and Werner de Waal as Directors in its Corporate and Commercial practice in Cape Town. The Corporate and Commercial...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
A new dawn for industrial action in South Africa
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Rampant strike violence has necessitated that social partners develop some sort of guideline in order to deal with collective bargaining and industrial action. Employers and employees alike try to...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
Protecting witnesses, protecting the ICC
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
If the South African call for African states to withdraw collectively from the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) finds enough support, this could create a number of problems for the...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
South Africa’s ICC withdrawal notice declared invalid
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
On Wednesday, 22 February 2017, the High Court in Pretoria handed down its judgment in the litigation challenging the procedural aspects of South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
A victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills
WEBBER WENTZEL
On 13 February 2017, in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge S Yacoob handed down an important judgment which many property owners will consider a much-needed victory. The decision...
 
 
Better late than never? A Tax Court decision and recent legislative amendments regarding the lodging of objections
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Submitting a late objection to an assessment issued by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) can have serious consequences. On 13 May 2016, the Tax Court handed down judgment in AB CC v The...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Some clarity from SARS on the taxation of non-executive directors
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued two Binding General Rulings, numbers 40 and 41 dated 10 February 2017 (Rulings) on the way that non-executive directors (Non-Execs) should...
 
 
 
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