Archive for May 2014

ARMED ROBBERY! SUING YOUR SECURITY COMPANY -THE FINAL

Unfortunately it is often the most violent and vicious of the criminal gangs who breach all our defences by the simple expedient of impersonating police officers. Regular readers of LawDotNews will recall the traumatic story of a family who in 2009 fell victim, in their own home, to just such a gang. The Constitutional Court…

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HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS 2: NEW VAT RULES

Until now HOAs have been obliged to register with SARS as VAT vendors where annual levies exceeded R1m. That has now changed – HOAs have been brought into line with sectional title body corporates and exempted from compulsory registration. HOAs: Take advice from a registered tax practitioner on whether or not it will be advantageous…

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CREDIT AMNESTY ARE YOUR DEBTS WRITTEN OFF?

With the introduction of the new National Credit Act “Removal of Adverse Information” Regulations, media reports have created much confusion amongst both debtors and creditors over what the “amnesty” provisions actually mean. Debtors: Good News, Bad News The bad news first – debtors hopeful that their debts will be written off or reduced are going…

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