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  • More to NQF Amendment Act
    The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) says there is more to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Act than just criminalising qualifications fraud and lying about qualifications on CVs. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Does your SME owe SARS money?
    Many entrepreneurs and business owners live in fear of the South African Revenue Services (SARS). In most cases, this fear is compounded by a lack of knowledge and failure to understand what is required. Yet most of the anxiety - and the stress of paying outstanding taxes - can be quite easily avoided. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Partnership to develop solution to complex Carbon Tax calculations
    Cova Advisory and Xnovos have announced a new partnership to produce a software system to help companies to cope with the demanding requirements of the new Carbon Tax. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • 2020 EE Report submissions open
    Employment Equity (EE) report submissions are now open and will run from 1 September 2019 to 15 January 2020. Failure to comply will see fines ranging from 2 - 10% of a company's turnover. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • When completion of probation doesn't automatically mean permanent placement...
    Is an employee considered permanent at the end of the probation period if the employment contract requires such confirmation and the employer does not explicitly verify permanency? Read more... | Send to a friend
  • President appoints Tshiqi and Majiedt as ConCourt judges
    President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Judge Zukisa Laura Lumka Tshiqi and Judge Stevan Arnold Majiedt as judges of the Constitutional Court with effect from 1 October 2019. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Elasticsearch Meetup makes Durban debut
    Around 50 tech and legal professionals gathered at the LexisNexis head office in Durban on 29 August for the first-ever Elastic Durban Meetup, hosted by open source search and analytics company, Elastic, and made possible through a collaboration between legal technology company, LexisNexis South Africa and enterprise search consultancy, Knowledge Focus. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Explainer: how Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgement debt in London
    Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy. Wikimedia Commons</span>Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgment debt against the West African nation. The ruling has generated significant attention in both domestic and international media. This is understandable given that the sum amounts to 20% of the country's foreign reserves. This means it poses a significant threat to its economy. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • New parental leave legislation enters last stretch
    The much anticipated amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the Unemployment Insurance Fund Act (UIFA) are nearing implementation. On 4 September 2019, the Minister referred the amendments and the corresponding regulations to the Unemployment Insurance Board for consultation. The next steps will be Gazetting for public comments before the legislation is finalised. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Not in my name - gender violence in the workplace
    People are revolting. Some people protest about the violence against women but others are just plain revolting. Let us be clear - violence against women is predominantly at the hands of men. Such men deserve our utmost contempt and scorn. As a society, we have been less than clear on our attitudes towards our brothers, fathers, sons and uncles who rape, assault and murder women. The message to these men should be as clear as a church bell ringing loudly overhead: they are not our friends, we do ...