Practice Notes

Does the exclusion of certain employees under ch 2 of the BCEA mean that those employees are not entitled to be compensated for overtime worked?

By Kefentse Letlala Most employment contracts specify that employees are required to work overtime. Section 10 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (the Act) sets out […]

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The dichotomy of a VAT benefit for welfare organisations

COVID-19 has caused mass financial turmoil to virtually all entities. Welfare organisations, in particular, are suffering as philanthropic donations have significantly decreased during this time. Accordingly, it is necessary for […]

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Parking in sectional title schemes

By Raymond Meyer In my experience as a conveyancer, since the early days of sectional titles schemes, and also as an owner, parking and more particularly, the use and abuse […]

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The restraint of trade clause and entrepreneurs in contemporary South Africa

The current economic climate in South Africa (SA), especially considering the consequences that COVID-19 has had on the possible economic capabilities of a multitude of South Africans, some may ponder […]

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An overview of the Protection of Personal Information Act

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) is an important piece of legislation that gives effect to the constitutional right to privacy and regulates the processing […]

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Does a customary law marriage nullify further marriages entered into with a different spouse?

The dissolution of customary marriages has been a hot topic of debate in South African law. What was once a mere separation and desertion to symbolise an irretrievable breakdown and […]

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Are tenants being robbed of their rental deposits?

One of the biggest problems that a tenant is faced with when looking for property to rent, is paying the security deposit. Whether it is for residential or commercial purposes, […]

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Jurisdiction of the CCMA to adjudicate disputes between DIRCO and locally recruited personnel employed at South African diplomatic and consular missions abroad

At South Africa’s (SA) more than 120 diplomatic and consular missions (missions) abroad, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) employs both career diplomats and locally recruited personnel (ie, […]

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Life through the lens of a candidate legal practitioner

The journey of a candidate legal practitioner is not as glamourous and exhilarating as perceived or envisioned from undergoing vacation work experience or shadowing an experienced legal practitioner for a […]

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The circular definition: Sars’ civil judgment for recovery of tax debt

In a string of recent judgments dealing with the South African Revenue Service (Sars) appointing agents to collect outstanding tax debts, the case of Barnard Labuschagne Inc v SARS and […]

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