Competition Tribunal fines more mask producers
The Competition Tribunal has found two Gauteng mask suppliers guilty of inflating prices since the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more... | Send to a friend
'Irrational' lockdown regulations invalid - High Court ruling
The Gauteng High Court yesterday declared the Covid-19 lockdown regulations in Levels 3 and 4 unconstitutional and invalid. Read more... | Send to a friend
Final standards on delegation of administration functions by CIS managers
The Financial Services Conduct Authority has published the final conduct standards for managers of Collective Investment Schemes to follow when delegating administrative functions, to ensure all potential risks are managed. Read more... | Send to a friend
Can you use Zoom for retrenchment consultations?
In Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) v South African Breweries (SAB), the Labour Court ruled on the issue of the utilisation of Zoom or other similar facilities for retrenchment consultations. Read more... | Send to a friend
Competition Tribunal penalises face mask producer
A Pretoria company is in hot water after implementing excessive price hikes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more... | Send to a friend
Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?
Victoria Falls viewed from Zambia. A case brought by Zambian farmers in UK courts could have international implications. FCG / shutterstock</span>A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas. The April 2019 decision, in a case brought by a group of Zambian farmers against a London-based mining firm, establishes that UK parent companies can be held liable under UK law for the actions of their foreign subsidiaries. ...
South Africa: Some hope for REITs
It is well appreciated that the economy as whole has been hard hit by the lockdown measures introduced to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have not been immune to this and many are facing a significant uphill battle when it comes to maintaining cash flows as a result of the lockdown, the general uncertainty around Covid-19, and tenants either refusing, or simply not being able to pay their rent as it becomes due. Read more... | Send to a friend
Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3
Informal traders on the Grand Parade are allowed to resume trade from 1 June following a ruling by the Western Cape High Court. Read more... | Send to a friend
President appoints Deputy National Directors at NPA
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocates Ouma Rasethaba and Rodney de Kock as Deputy National Directors of Public Prosecutions with effect from today, Monday, 1 June 2020. Read more... | Send to a friend
Unpacking ETI tax relief
The latest Covid-19 tax relief measures announced by Treasury have brought about some much-needed relief for employers. However, in this ever-changing environment, it is imperative employers stay up to date on the latest Covid-19 relief measures aimed at supporting their business and when they do claim relief, they ensure that they submit information correctly to avoid disappointment. The increased Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is a form of relief which all employers should harness. Read more...