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06May 2021

Doing business in South Africa can be daunting given the complex raft of regulations and company law. Section 77 codifies liability for directors and prescribed officers. It sets out civil liability (delict and breach of fiduciary duty), and then in sub-section 3, sets out specific statutory liabilities. Section 77 is applicable to an extended definition […]

06May 2021

Any person leaving the Republic of South Africa should declare all goods which they are taking with them beyond the borders of the Republic, including goods which are: All goods (including goods of another person) upon his person or in his possession which were purchased or otherwise acquired abroad or on any ship, vehicle or […]

07Apr 2021

Filing Season 2021 for employers, during which they must file the annual Employer Reconciliation Declaration (EMP501), opens on 1 April 2021 and closes on 31 May 2021. The EMP501 must reflect accurate payroll information about their employees, employees’ tax (PAYE) payments made and Tax Certificates (IRP5/IT3) (a)s generated, covering the full tax year from 1 […]

07Apr 2021

The general provisions under POPIA will apply equally to any personal information processed by an employer as part of an employee’s employment and all employers have until 1 July 2021 to ensure that their workplaces are fully POPIA compliant. The processing of an employee’s general personal information is necessary for a variety of reasons, such […]

07Apr 2021

As emerging technologies become more accepted and established throughout society, old problems become solved and new opportunities start to arise. Blockchain has been around for over a decade and has been popularized mostly through its association with cryptocurrencies. Offering numerous benefits, new applications of blockchain are constantly being researched in the hopes of disrupting industries. […]

02Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on tax revenue collection. Given large predicted shortfalls in revenue for 2020/21 and over the next three years, the 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) confirmed that tax increases totalling R40 billion would be required over the next four years to help stabilise public debt and […]