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30 March 2017
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30 Mar 2017
Spoor & Fisher maintains Band 1 rating in Chambers Global 2017
Spoor & Fisher has again been awarded a Band 1 rating in the Intellectual Property category in the latest edition of Chambers Global Guide for 2017. This pre-eminent guide ranks the top lawyers and...
Updated 36 minutes ago
Immigration Law Update: “Valid” Visas in Expired Passports
On Wednesday 15 February 2017 we received an unsigned circular which we believe was produced by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), and which dealt with the rectification of temporary residency...
Updated 1 hour 19 minutes ago
Baker McKenzie expands tax capabilities in Africa
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has expanded its tax practice in Africa with the appointment, from 1 June 2017, of a market leading tax team headed by Stephan Spamer from ENSafrica.  Stephan...
Updated 7 hours ago
29 Mar 2017
Intellectual property tax and exchange control reform – the details revealed
One of the main surprises in the 2017 South African Budget Review was the announcement of what appeared to be a real shift in policy in respect of the tax and exchange control treatment of certain...
Exchange control relaxations for fund managers?
In the 2017 South African Budget Review, specific statements were made from a tax and exchange control perspective in relation to fund managers. We briefly consider below whether these statements...
28 Mar 2017
What does the King IV mean for Compliance Officers?
The fourth edition of the King Report on Good Governance (King IV™), released late 2016, is the new benchmark for corporate governance in South Africa. Key changes in this fourth edition include...
Update on Delay of Tax Refunds
Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, has formally requested that Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan  approve an investigation into the issue of delayed tax refunds. The South African Revenue Service...
Dismissal of illegal foreigners
For the employment of a foreigner to be ‘legal’, the person must have permission to live and work in South Africa; for example, be in possession of a valid work permit or have refugee status. There...
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