Labour Law

SHOP STEWARD MISCONDUCT – Where do you draw the line between a shop steward’s duties as a union representative and duties as an employee?

SHOP STEWARD MISCONDUCT – Where do you draw the line between a shop steward’s duties as a union representative and duties as an employee? There’s...
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REINSTATE OR COMPENSATE? Will it be impractical to order reinstatement because an unfairly dismissed employee behaved badly in the arbitration?

REINSTATE OR COMPENSATE? Will it be impractical to order reinstatement because an unfairly dismissed employee behaved badly in the arbitration? The primary remedy for an...
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NO! TO NO-HOPE CASES: Labour Court on a mission to stop hopeless cases from clogging up the system.

NO! TO NO-HOPE CASES: Labour Court on a mission to stop hopeless cases from clogging up the system.      The CCMA is swamped with an...
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HAND-BRAKE ON STRIKES: What do you do if a strike goes on for too long and becomes violent?

HAND-BRAKE ON STRIKES: What do you do if a strike goes on for too long and becomes violent? Purpose of strikes The purpose of a...
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Property Law

Rules of the Road…in Gated Communities

IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT RELATING TO RULES IN ESTATES On Friday 17th November a full bench of the High Court KZN ruled on the legality of rules...
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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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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 remuneration

  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

Budget 2018: At a glance

Vat increases to 15% from 1 April 2018- the first increase since 1993. Estate duty increases to 25 % for estates over R 30 million....
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Trusts & Loan Accounts…The Deadline Looms

Trusts & Loan Accounts: The Deadline Looms In broad terms, section 7C (which applies from 1 March 2017) deems interest on certain loans made to...
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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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