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Short summary of the Budget Speech 2018

As most South Africans are aware, the national Budget Speech for 2018 was held on 21 February 2018. After quite a lot of turmoil in Government, and the election of a new President, everyone eagerly awaited the Budget Speech this year for some positive economic news. So, what are the important things we need to […]

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Labour Laws Amendment Bill – Leave Amendments for Parents

On 28 November 2017, the National Assembly passed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill (“Bill”). The Bill seeks to provide for parental leave, adoption leave and commissioning parental leave. It also provides for the payment of parental benefits, as well as commissioning parental benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund. In terms of the Bill, an employee […]

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Commercial law in South Africa: King the fourth – a welcome successor or a concerning legacy?

According to studies conducted in 2014 by Forbes Insights and KPMG, the regulatory environment is regarded as the main issue having the most impact on a company. Even exceeding the impact of the economy. This was based on 400 CEOs surveyed in the US, across all major industries.   The regulatory framework as part of […]

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Slide Share – Doing Business in SA: How to select the most suitable Business Entity

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When a guarantee is not guaranteed

It seems to be a common perception that a guarantee is a document cast in stone. This is, however, not the case.  As a rule of interpretation, the intention of the parties involved as well as all relevant facts of the matter, are key in determining the true nature and effect of an agreement or […]

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