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Flights to and from Australia with Quantas

Flights to and from Australia with Quantas

Dear Partner, Wishing all our Partners a Happy New Year. Following our announcement on 22 October 2021 that services to Johannesburg will commence in early 2022, I’m excited to share with you that in just over 24 hours, my team and I will welcome our first scheduled...

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Latest developments for the Mining Charter

Latest developments for the Mining Charter

Once empowered [is] always empowered [after all] – this is the effect of the judgment handed down by the High Court, Pretoria on 21 September 2021 in the matter between Minerals Council of South Africa vs Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and...

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QANTAS’ vaccine reward campaign

QANTAS’ vaccine reward campaign

The Qantas Group is launching its reward campaign for COVID-19 vaccinated Australians to recognise their role in helping the country get out of lockdown. From tomorrow, fully vaccinated Australian-based Frequent Flyers who are 18 and over will be able to claim their...

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Fasken News

Fasken News

Please review the latest Fasken firm news coverage, including information on their groundbreaking client work as well as media interviews with Fasken’s leading practitioners.  Also included is other interesting information which might be relevant to all our ABCSA...

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Ready. Set. Go! Safely returning to travel in 2021

Ready. Set. Go! Safely returning to travel in 2021

Your Questions Answered! Are you ready to trade the endless Zoom face galleries for some creative sparring with clients and colleagues in the boardroom? You are not alone. With Zoom fatigue now a common ‘affliction’, most of us are wistfully longing for the...

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Shareholder recourse for a director’s breach of fiduciary duties

A company’s board of directors bears the responsibility for the functioning and management of the company and is ultimately accountable for the company’s performance. In terms of the South African common law and the Companies Act, 2008 (“Companies Act“), directors have certain fiduciary duties. But what happens when the directors breach those duties? What are the rights of the shareholders in that instance?

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Taxpayer’s appeal upheld due to SARS’ tardiness

An inordinate delay in finalising a tax dispute can have a severely prejudicial effect on a taxpayer who is obliged to pay first and argue later. The recent decision by the Tax Court in F Taxpayer v The Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service[1] has shown that the courts will be loathe to condone excessive delays by the South African Revenue Service (the “SARS”) during the dispute resolution process.

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Data Privacy

The Information Regulator keeps an eye out on the Department of Health’s compliance

On 22 April 2022, the Information Regulator (“the Regulator”) issued a media statement calling upon the National Department of Health (“the Health Department”) to provide it with information demonstrating the Health Department’s compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 3 of 2014 (“POPIA”).

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The Employer’s Taking Over of the Works under FIDIC clauses 10.1 and 10.2

Clause 10 of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers suite of construction contracts (the “FIDIC Contracts”), which deals with “Employer’s Taking Over”, can be a difficult section of the FIDIC Contracts to navigate.

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New BCEA Earnings Threshold

On 9 February 2022, the Minister of Employment and Labour published his determination of a new earnings threshold under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997.

With effect from 1 March 2022, the threshold will increase from the current R211 596.30 pa (equivalent to R17 633.03 per month) to R224 080.48 (equivalent to  R18 673.37 per month).

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