October 8, 2021

Must employees disclose their vaccination status?

While employers cannot force their employees to be vaccinated, there are various grounds for dismissing employees who object, provided that the employer has conducted a thorough risk assessment to determine the need for vaccination. […]
October 8, 2021

Gross vs net profit: Why numbers are deceiving

In the world of business, your earnings can make a large difference between getting investors to invest in your business and being completely overlooked. Many business […]
October 8, 2021

Consider your home office this tax season

Tax practitioners have been inundated with queries from clients on the possible relief offered by the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) on the possibility of deducting […]
October 8, 2021

Passing off: Don’t let others benefit from your reputation

Passing off is a delictual remedy that is derived from English law and has been implemented in South African law. The most authoritative definition of passing off was given in the Capital Estate and General Agencies […]
August 25, 2021

EMPLOYEE ERROR AND THE VALUE OF QUICK DECISIVE ACTION

Many employers often decide to leave disciplinary matters for a later date and/or overlook matters of concern to avoid conflict. However, when handled well, conflict can have […]
August 25, 2021

CONTRACTS TACITLY NOVATED AFTER EXPIRY OF A FIXED-TERM CONTRACT

In Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries v Teto and Others,1 the Labour Appeal Court (“LAC”) considered whether the termination of employees initially engaged on fixed-term contracts constituted a dismissal on […]
August 25, 2021

THE POPI ACT IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST ADDING NEW RULES

The right to privacy is enshrined in Section 14 of South Africa’s Constitution and we understand it to be a vital human right. It states: “Everyone has […]
August 25, 2021

ARBITRATION SERIES – PART ONE: WHAT IS ARBITRATION?

Arbitration is one of a few dispute resolution mechanisms which include conciliation (negotiation), mediation, and litigation. It is regulated by the Arbitration Act 47 of 1965 […]
July 7, 2021

Moving to a smaller home may be the answer

Property ownership in today’s economy is no small feat. But even when you’ve worked most of your adult life towards buying the family home of your dreams, the possibility of downsizing should never be discounted. Whether you’re looking at lowering the […]
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