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The phenomenon of state-led macroeconomic planning

In the wake of the latest alarm bells from the international ratings agencies about South Africa’s economic policy incoherence and incompetence, J. BROOKS SPECTOR takes another look at South Africa’s continuing love affair with the words of the developmental state, but not its hard choices. And along the way he casts a nervous eye northwards, …

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Sport’s Competition law will promote fairness, professionalism, efficient resource allocation and economic development

An increasing number of popular sports clubs, like Manchester United and Real Madrid, have their stocks publicly traded in major stock exchanges around the world. This underlines the view that sport is no longer simply a cultural spectacle. It’s also become big business. This applies to South Africa, where football, rugby and cricket have become …

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Business Trusts

Did you know that you can trade (conduct business) through trust and again you can hide/save your assets through trust? Well, let me deliberate on that: By conducting business through trust is another way of creating family business and protecting & preserving assets for future generations. Properties or assets owned by the trust are immune …

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New labour laws for back pain at work

The department of labour has introduced a set of draft regulations that aims to protect employees from “ergonomic strain” which may cause or aggravate a musculoskeletal-disorder. The regulations which were officially gazetted for public comment on Friday, 27 January, will require South African employers to consider any “ergonomic strain” placed on their employees – failing which could see them …

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Child Maintenance

We are of the view that this topic will assist most of our brothers and sisters, after being inundated with questions/complaints regarding Child Maintenance. Please note the following when you refer/lodge a maintenance claim: Detailed particulars of the child Detailed particulars of the father/mother/guardian The whereabouts and details of the person whom you want to …

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