May 2018

People and practices – May 2018

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed  Norton Rose Fulbright in Sandton has two new appointments.   This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (May) DR 15.

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Income tax understatement penalties: A different view?

By Alan Lewis In the recent matter of  Mr A and XYZ CC v The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (KZD) (unreported case no IT13725 and VAT1426, and […]

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Search warrants: What do the courts require?

By Louis Radyn The powers with regard to the entering and searching of a premises and the seizure and forfeiture of property are mainly dealt with in s 21 of […]

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Is it lawful for an employer to institute two or more disciplinary inquiries against an employee that run parallel to each other?

By Thapelo Kharametsane Our law seems to be silent on whether or not an employer can lawfully and/or fairly institute two or more disciplinary inquiries against an employee that run […]

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Some red flag risk areas to keep a look out for in clients

By Thomas Harban A lot of focus is, correctly, placed on the internal processes that law firms can implement in order to avoid or mitigate risks. The legal services rendered […]

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Are you building a law firm for the future?

By Emmie de Kock The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys’ is a supposed 1879 quotation from Sir William Preece, […]

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The risky business of a business rescue practitioner

By Rico van der Merwe and Melandie Buitendag The concept of business rescue was introduced into South African corporate law through the enactment of ch 6 of the Companies Act […]

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Is cultural male circumcision compatible with international children’s rights?

By De Niro Koffman The matter of male circumcision has become a contentious issue within the international community insofar as it involves the circumcision of minors. Considering South Africa (SA) […]

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Is South Africa’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime effective?

By Nkateko Nkhwashu The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation (FATF Recommendations) (www.fatf-gafi.org, accessed 9-4-2018) have been constantly […]

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Amendments of rules in line with constitutional rights to adequate housing

By Michael Lombard The development of the new rules was initiated by jurisprudence when the right to adequate housing (s 26 of the Constitution) was acknowledged in the Jaftha v […]

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