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Recent Changes – Government Pension Funds and Divorce Settlements

Government employees who are members of the Government Employees Pension Fund (‘GEPF’) can breathe a sigh of relief, as their pension interest will no longer be subject to the ‘debt’ approach when distributing pension interest when enforcing terms of a Divorce Settlement Order. The previous rules were structured in such a way that the divorce […]

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Season’s Greetings

The holiday season provides a valuable opportunity for rest, reflection and rejuvenation.   Notably 2019 has been one of the most challenging years for many of us. For others though, it has been the best year yet. Be that as it may, this year has in our view, more than any other; been a year […]

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SchoemanLaw is thrilled to be part of the class of 2020 – Innovating Justice Accelerator!

On 7 November 2019 HiiL Southern Africa identified the best legal innovations in the region. The 9 finalists spent a week in Johannesburg and at the end of the week, the Class of 2020 was announced.  We are humbled and excited to have been selected to be part of the Class of 2020!

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The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act

As from June 2020 the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (herein after the Act) will be fully operational in the country. While most have not heard about it before reading this item, it would be best suggested that motor-vehicle drivers familiarize themselves with the Act, paying special attention to the new demerit system […]

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Amendments to BBBEE – skills development, a response to #FeesMustFall?

Amendments to the general codes of good practice will become effective on 1 December 2019. It is important to understand that this is effective on that date, regardless of the financial period being verified. The biggest changes are under the skills development scorecard, where the target for skills spend (equivalent to 6% of salaries bill) […]

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