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2 October 2014
Legal Briefs
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01 Oct 2014
Labour Department releases Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 29 September 2014 the Department of Labour published the Draft Code of Good Practice on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value (Code) for public comment, just under two months after the Employment...
30 Sep 2014
Liquidation: The effect on leases
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Although a tenant's insolvency does not automatically terminate the lease or confer a right upon a landlord to cancel the lease, a landlord is not left without any remedies where a tenant is in...
29 Sep 2014
SARS takes another stab at interpreting the 'group of companies' definition
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
On 24 October 2013 the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Interpretation Note No 75 (IN 75) dealing with the exclusion of certain companies and shares from a ‘group of companies’ as...
19 Sep 2014
The winds of change in employment legislation are global
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The winds of change are blowing through the South African business sector. This is according to Aadil Patel, National Head of the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, who was speaking at...
18 Sep 2014
Appeals to suspend environmental authorisations: A barrier to development or proper protection of the environment?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc
Environmental authorisations issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs will now be suspended if an appeal is submitted. This is in terms of an amendment to the National Environmental...
12 Sep 2014
Expenditure relating to deferred accruals
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Background The taxpayer operated a mine. Firstly, it would extract mineral ore from the earth, and secondly, by smelting and other processes, it would extract a concentrate (containing the...
11 Sep 2014
What is unfair discrimination on an ‘arbitrary ground’?
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
The Employment Equity Amendment Act, No 47 of 2013 (EEAA) has introduced an amendment to s6 of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 (EEA) – the listed grounds of discrimination. The EEAA...
10 Sep 2014
Amendments to the Employment Equity Act require increased reporting
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
A host of amendments to the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 (EEA) came into operation on 1 August 2014. Among the amendments, are the amendments made to s21 of the EEA. Section 21 is concerned...
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