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23 April 2014
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23 Apr 2014
New Tax Ombud
The Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) has officially been launched by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on 7 April 2014. The OTO, intended to address the concerns of taxpayers aggrieved by the...
15 Apr 2014
'Strictly come paying'
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently confirmed the law pertaining to a guarantor's liability in the case of Coface South Africa Insurance Co Ltd v East London Own Haven (050/2013) [2013]...
14 Apr 2014
Certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act come into force
The President of South Africa (President) proclaimed that certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPI) came into force on Friday (11 April 2014), including:...
Misdescription of plaintiff: a misnomer or the introduction of a new party to the action?
webber wentzel
In accordance with Section 15(1) of the Prescription Act 68 of 1969 (the Act), the running of prescription shall be interrupted by the service on the debtor of any process whereby the creditor...
11 Apr 2014
Was the High Court right to find that the DA’s SMS saying Zuma ‘stole’ was fair comment?
Last Friday, 4 April 2014, the Johannesburg High Court ruled that it was ‘fair comment’ for the Democratic Alliance (DA) to label President Zuma a thief in a bulk SMS sent to over 1.5 million...
Webber Wentzel appoints new partner in Real Estate Practice
Webber Wentzel
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has appointed Marguerite Davis as a partner in its Real Estate Practice. Apart from a few exceptions Marguerite has been operating independently as...
10 Apr 2014
The Devil is in the detail - The 'basis of contract' clause in a proposal form
The United Kingdom (UK) Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision which confirmed that the "basis of contract" clause in a proposal form for insurance cover constitutes a warranty, even where the...
09 Apr 2014
The extent to which common-law actions in contract and delict give effect to the rights to security of the person, privacy and property
In Loureiro and Others v Imvula Quality Protection (Pty) Ltd [2014] ZACC 4, the Constitutional Court overturned a decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) which upheld an appeal from the South...
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