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27 February 2017
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27 Feb 2017
.AFRICA top level domain name about to take its place in cyberspace
Africa will soon be able to take ownership of its rightful territory in cyberspace according to specialist international intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher. ICANN (Internet Corporation...
Updated 7 minutes ago
Employee off for several months due to ill health
Question: An employee fell ill and was unable to perform his duties as his condition deteriorated day by day. The employer took him to the doctor, who only provided a sick note. The employee...
Updated 1 hour 47 minutes ago
24 Feb 2017
Management prerogative not an automatic licence to fire employees with false credentials
It is a management prerogative to know all facts about a prospective employee that are relevant to a job application. That is, the employee is obliged to: • Divulge information relevant to the...
Protecting witnesses, protecting the ICC
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
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...
Budget 2017: Nasty surprises still coming on the tax front
Tax increases of R28 billion were announced in the 2017 Budget speech by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. While these are the tax increases that will take...
Debt settled for consideration other than cash
Several announcements in the 2017 Budget Review touched on the manner in which debt forgiveness and capitalisation of debt is treated under the Income Tax Act.  While one of these provides tax...
#Feesmustfall #Budget2017 #Gradtax?
Following the student protests that have rocked the country in recent years, Minister Gordhan announced several adjustments to university fees, and appointed a commission to assess the feasibility...
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