Labour Law

DIFFERENCE or DISCRIMINATION: When does different treatment become discrimination? 

DIFFERENCE or DISCRIMINATION: When does different treatment become discrimination?  Individual Dignity Discrimination afflicts our society and workplaces in myriad ways. It reveals itself in obvious...
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SINS OF THE PAST: What if an employee fails to disclose a criminal record in a job interview? 

SINS OF THE PAST: What if an employee fails to disclose a criminal record in a job interview?  Trust Trust is the glue which holds...
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NAB THE BAD GUYS: How can labour law help to get rid of corruption in the workplace?

NAB THE BAD GUYS: How can labour law help to get rid of corruption in the workplace? The scourge of corruption Corruption has reached epidemic...
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ONE & ONLY EMPLOYER: Appeal Court rules deemed employees have only one employer after 3 months

ONE & ONLY EMPLOYER: Appeal Court rules deemed employees have only one employer after 3 months – not two dual employers. But it’s not final...
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Property Law

Special Levies in a Sectional Scheme: Who can raise them and who is liable to pay them?

Whilst the new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (STSMA) makes provision for a reserve fund to be established by the body corporate...
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Property Newsflash: New homeowners NOT liable for historical debt

Buying and moving into your new home is one of the most important milestones in your life. It should be a happy occasion and not related...
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Property Newsflash: The First Body Corporate Meeting

The launch of a new sectional scheme is always an exciting time for both a developer and new property owner. Registration of the opening of...
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Amending your Schemes Conduct Rules

The new Sectional Title Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 (STSMA) which commenced on 7 October 2016, provides for 8 prescribed conduct rules in a...
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Litigation Law

Is your Firearm Licence Valid?

The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (“SA Hunters”) brought an application in the Pretoria High Court against the Minister of Safety and Security...
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Litigation Newsflash : Rights and Responsibilities of Granny and Grandpa

Grandparents in South Africa often find themselves as the day to day carers, guardians and financial support for their grandchildren. Other times they are only...
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GATED COMMUNITIES – do the “rules of the road” apply?

“Is there no end to the greed of this regime?  I built and paid for the road, it is mine not the Government’s.  Any traffic...
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Shareholder and Trust Beneficiary Loan Accounts : Prescription of Loans Repayable on Demand

In the recent matter of Trinity Asset Management (Pty) Ltd v Grindstone 132 Investments (Pty) Ltd 2016 ZASCA 135   (29 September 2016) the Supreme Court...
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Commercial Law

wait a minute

Companies run with varying degrees of formality.  Some keep perfect leather-bound minute books, while others would be hard-pressed to determine what exactly the Board of...
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whats in a name?

The process of reserving and registering a company’s name under the new Companies Act continues much the same as before. What has changed is the...
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director’s liability

The new Companies Act has introduced the “business judgement test” when determining whether directors should be held personally liable for their actions. A director is...
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director’s renumeration

  Not many people know that directors may only be paid remuneration if this has been approved by special resolution of the shareholders within the...
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Tax and Estate Law

National Wills Week 2017

Venns is proud to participate, once again, in National Wills Week. From the 11th to 15th September, we will provide free, basic wills to people...
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Are your trustees’ resolutions in place?

In a discretionary trust, the trustees need to exercise their discretion and award income and/or capital gains to the beneficiaries before the end of each...
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Matters of Trust

January 2017 The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes. William Feather The Taxation Laws Amendment Act No. 15 of 2016 (promulgated on 19...
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