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1 September 2014
Legal Briefs
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28 Aug 2014
Control and the calculation of merger thresholds
The Competition Tribunal recently handed down a decision in which it overturned the Competition Commission's categorisation of a merger as large; finding on the facts that the merger was a small...
20 Aug 2014
Webber Wentzel supports skills development initiatives in Alexandra
Webber Wentzel
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has enabled Afrika Tikkun to extend its skills development programme called "Career Readiness" to the Alexandra community. Speaking about the...
18 Aug 2014
2014 Construction Regulations - Extension of Exemption for Registration of Certain Appointees
The 2014 Construction Regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA), promulgated on 7 February 2014, introduced the requirement of registration of agents and health and...
New prescribed rate of interest
Following more than 20 years of inactivity, change is afoot with regard to the prescribed rate of interest which creditors can claim. The Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975 (Act) prescribes...
15 Aug 2014
Griekwastad convicted murderer turns 18 — now may we identify him?
Journalists need to take great care, from a legal and ethical perspective, when reporting on cases involving a child accused. This post deals only with the legal position.  Under our law, section...
The suspension of tax payments during objections/appeals
New factors when considering the suspension of tax payments during objections/appeals Section 164 of the Tax Administration Act provides that an aggrieved taxpayer, who has lodged an objection or...
14 Aug 2014
What is your compliance status?
Currently, section 256 of the Tax Administration Act, No 28 of 2011 (TAA) houses the provisions governing the application for and granting of Tax Clearance Certificates (TCC). It is commonplace for...
13 Aug 2014
Changes to the provisions relating to real estate investment trusts
The TLAB seeks to expand the definition of a "property company," as contained in the Act to address the inadvertent exclusion of foreign companies from the definition. The previous definition made...
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