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The law reports – April 2012

David Matlala BProc (University of the North) LLB (Wits) LLM (UCT) LLM (Harvard) HDip Tax Law (Wits) is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Fort Hare. February […]

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Copyright in computer programmes – The need for law reform

By Linda Muswaka The Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the Act) grants the copyright owner of computer programmes the right to make or authorise the making of an adaptation of […]

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What constitutes an ‘employment contract within South Africa’? – s 23(2) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008

By Heather Brownell Section 23 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, which came into effect on 1 May 2011, deals with the situation where a foreign company is required […]

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Section 85 of the NCA – a lifeline for debtors

By Ronél de Klerk A string of recent judgments regarding debt review as envisaged in the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (NCA) has rocked the proverbial boat for consumers, […]

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Rescission of a tax ‘judgment’

By Fareed Moosa The Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and the Value-Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 (VAT Act) impose on taxpayers a liability to the fiscus on the […]

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Recovery of overpaid salaries – what’s fair?

By Brenda Wardle Questions are frequently asked about the correctness and constitutionality of deductions made by an employer following erroneous payments of salaries and/or benefits and, in the case of […]

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‘Divorce’ of cohabitees: Can pension benefits be shared?

By Deborah Escott-Watson It is becoming increasingly common for people to eschew the traditional concept of marriage and instead opt to cohabit without getting married. As the Domestic Partnership Bill […]

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Attorneys tackle corruption

By Barbara Whittle As part of an international anti-corruption strategy for the legal profession, attorneys attended workshops in Johannesburg and Durban where international and local speakers analysed the international anti-corruption framework, […]

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LSSA Immigration and Refugee Committee meets with SAQA

By Barbara Whittle In February, members of the LSSA’s Immigration and Refugee Law Committee met representatives from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to discuss – training as part of […]

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Practice management training: Exemption and extension

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa and its training division, Legal Education and Development (LEAD), have been approached with queries from attorneys wishing to apply for extensions […]

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