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When two become one, there are tax benefits

15 July 2022

When dealing with mergers and acquisitions, the one question that always arises is what tax relief, if any, exists for companies that are contemplating a merger?

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Your creative works are protected!

15 July 2022

With technology and accessibility to creative tools, platforms and social media expanding the ease and accessibility of creating anything from your own music to a short film and everything in between, it raises the question of copyright protection and how far it goes to protect your creative output in a world where sharing, copying, linking and passing on of information is only a click away.

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Moonlighting can be bad for your employment ‘health’

15 July 2022

Quite often new entrepreneurs start off exploring other sideline businesses while still in the employ of their current employer. Take the example of a textile worker that starts to set up her own clothing business on the side by making clothes after hours. Is this allowed or could her employer fire her for this even if it does not affect her work responsibilities?

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Double insurance – stroke of genius or waste of money?

15 July 2022

We all know that insurance is there to provide relief from an uncertain event that could arise and cause damage to your property. But, can you insure for example your car with two insurers and should your car be written off in an accident claim for and receive double compensation from two insurers for the same accident? You have after all paid them both the required insurance premiums.

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What to do if the suspensive condition is not going to be met?

15 July 2022

A typical situation encountered in a property transaction: The deed of sale has been signed, the intended buyer is applying for a loan but paperwork and delays at the bank slow things down. Suddenly the transferring attorney lets the buyer know that they only have a few days left to satisfy the suspensive condition in the deed of sale. What does all of this mean and what happens if the loan is given, but it’s a day late?

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Can you be fired for a WhatsApp message?

14 June 2022

With so much communication happening via WhatsApp these days, even between employee and employer, it raises the question as to whether an employee can be fired for a WhatsApp sent to his/her employer?

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Constitutional Court confirms Department had no duty of care for faulty swing

14 June 2022

In a saga that has traversed the Western Cape High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and eventually the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court has now finally confirmed the position of Government in respect of its responsibility for the safety of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres.

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New guidelines set for surrogacy

14 June 2022

Acting as a surrogate is a selfless and generous act towards parents who cannot conceive their own child. But what about existing children of a surrogate mother and the impact surrogacy may have on them? Should this not also be considered?

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B-BBEE in state tenders done?

14 June 2022

With all the media attention around the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ‘scrapping’ of the regulations around preferential procurement at the end of 2020, and recent media statements by the Democratic Alliance that they wish to have B-BBEE removed as criteria from government tendering, one can be excused for being uncertain what role B-BBEE will continue to play in state tendering.

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