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The new Consumer Goods and Services Industry Code of Conduct

A new Code of Conduct for the Consumer Goods and Services (CGS) industry has been released. The code applies to all participants in the Consumer Goods and Services industry (CGS), unless: “They are regulated elsewhere by other public regulation or in terms of a similar industry code which is prescribed by the Consumer Protection Act […]

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Show me the money… Is there a duty on the seller to return the deposit/transfer duty when a sale is concluded?

Royal Anthem Investments[1], a dispute arose regarding a written agreement of sale concluded by the parties on 1 June 2009. Yuen Fan Lau and Shun Cheng Liang, the first and second respondents respectively, agreed to pay the appellant, Royal Anthem Investments 129 (Pty) Ltd, a purchase price of R 3, 6 million for certain immoveable […]

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Newsflash

The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended.  The below subsections in the Labour Relations Act commenced on 1 April 2015: 1. Temporary employment services particulars; 2. Temporary service by employees earning below the required threshold; 3. Fixed term contract employee treatment, and; 4. Part-time employment. The National Credit Amendment Act, 19 of 2014, as […]

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Tax highlights of the 2015 budget speech

The Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, read the 2015 budget to the National Assembly on 25 February 2015. The 2015 budget speech was aimed at addressing economic constraints, improving growth performance, creating work opportunities and broadening economic participation. The main highlights, amongst others are the following: The general fuel levy on petrol and diesel will […]

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Freedom of expression versus protection from defamation: A constitutional conundrum

Defamation is defined as: “[sic] is the intentional infringement of another’s rights to his good name or more comprehensively, the wrongful, intentional, publication of words or behaviour concerning another which has the tendency to undermine his/her status, good name or reputation”. The case of RM V RB dealt with the above definition and the right […]

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