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Best in Corporate Law Nomination

Congratulations to our Managing Director, Nicolene Schoeman-Louw for being nominated in the WOZA – Women in Law Awards, category Corporate Law. Whilst there is a worldwide recognition of leaders in law there are only a few countries who have embarked on awards to exemplify women in law. South Africa is new to the territory of […]

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The law of evidence, careful treatment is pivotal to the outcome of a case

Introduction   One of the critical functions of legal practitioners is to construct court papers (i.e. pleadings etc) in a professional manner, setting out the case they represent. Once this is done to critically assess evidence and to make the necessary amendments, if possible before pleadings close. Another is to consult with witnesses and clients […]

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So, you owe the taxman?! For how long can you be held liable?

Introduction One of life’s few certainties is the payment of taxes. Bearing that in mind, we should ensure that we never find ourselves in a predicament to have an outstanding account with the taxman in the first place, which of course, is sound advice. In cases of liquidation, we know that the South African Revenue […]

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Proposed Amendments to FICA – How will this impact you and me? A Commercial Lawyer’s perspective….

Introduction The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (hereinafter referred to as “FICA” or the “Act”) was legislated primarily to combat various unlawful activities, such as money laundering and other unlawful transactions. Essentially, FICA imposes an obligation on all Accountable Institutions to verify the identity/origin of the funds of persons they are entering into […]

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The ICT BBBEE Code – What you need to know!

Introduction The Minister of Trade and Industry gazetted the Information and Communication Technology’s (“ICT”) Sector Code for black economic empowerment (“BEE”) in terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“BBBEE”) Act 53 of 2003 as amended, on 6 June 2012. At  this stage, this ICT Sector Code (“Code”) is legally binding on entities in the […]

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