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Monday, March 18, 2019

Religious holidays | What are your rights?

With Easter and various other public holidays imminent in March and April, most South African employees are anticipating a few days’ off from their daily work routines. But, this period also raises the question about other 'religious holidays' and the stance of labour law on these.

Give SARS no excuse to delay refunds!

An investigation by Tax Ombud, Judge Bernard Ngoepe, found that complaints of the alleged delayed payment and even payment avoidance by the South African Revenue Service (SARS), of income tax and VAT refunds, were justified.

REVIEW: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe

Light, fast, and slick, sum up the new Asus ZenBook 3 deluxe. Building on the ZenBook heritage the latest in the range of ZenBooks offers eye-catching looks and some of the best technology available today in Ultralite slim notebooks. Steven Ambrose gets his Zen on with this latest Asus ultrabook.

Employee overpaid – What now?

The issue of erroneously overpaying employees is usually found in the public sector but more inquiries are rapidly coming from the private sector and employers don’t know how to deal with this situation.

Fronting – beware the BBBEE Commission

In June 2017, a black woman-owned entity launched a complaint of BEE fronting against JSE listed Netcare Holdings. The complaint has been lodged with...

The VAT increase and the sale of residential property

An increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate to 15% will came into effect on 1 April 2018. Generally, the sale of residential property is subject to transfer duty, however, if a seller is a VAT vendor, such as a property developer, VAT may be payable. How will the VAT increase effect the sale of residential property, where a property is purchased before 1 April but transfer only occurs after the date of the increase?

New preferential procurement regulations – radical shift in enforcing BBBEE?

In his State of the Nation Address in 2017, President Jacob Zuma noted the intention of the South African government to influence the behaviour of the private sector and to drive economic transformation.

How to submit an Employment Equity (EE) Report?

Lianne Freedman | CEO | EconoServ | lianne@econobee.co.za | www.econoserv.co.za | Submissions can be done manually or electronically. The Department of Labour advises employers to do their...

Higher demand for premium products

A phenomenal 92% of South Africans reveal they are willing to pay an above-average price for products that deliver higher quality, offer superior functioning (91%) or stand behind environmentally responsible (86%) or socially responsible (77%) principles; this despite economic limitations where only 50% of the population believe that they are financially better off than five years ago.


The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act has made it compulsory for all listed companies and public entities to formally report on their empowerment...
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