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30 March 2017
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30 Mar 2017
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...
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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...
28 Mar 2017
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...
27 Mar 2017
Effective Management of Grievances in the Workplace
Section 23 (1) of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa read together with sections 185 and 186(2) of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 provides that everyone has the right to...
23 Mar 2017
Constitutional Court sets the tone in urgent application involving the payment of social grants
On Friday 17 March 2017, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the urgent application brought by The Black Sash Trust (“the Black Sash”) against, among others, the Minister of Social...
17 Mar 2017
Baker McKenzie South Africa’s legal expertise recognised in Chambers Global 2017
Ten lawyers from Baker McKenzie South Africa and nine of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research organisation, Chambers & Partners in its 2017 Chambers Global Guide....
Shipping Update: Stowaways in South Africa
Shepstone & Wylie recently acted for a shipowner ("the Owners") on instructions from its P&I Club, in an application to have trespassers, incorrectly classified by the South African immigration...
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