Fixed Term Employment Contracts

The Effects of The Labour Relations Amendment Act. In January 2015, the Labour Relations Amendment Act (No. 6 of 2014) came into effect. Section 198(b) of the aforesaid act has provided fixed term employees to enjoy far greater protection that in the past. Employees...

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Gas Installations Must Comply with Regulations

There has been a marked increase in gas installations in homes over the past five years, especially due to loadshedding and the rising costs of electricity. Home owners must take the necessary precautions, or face serious consequences if the installation is not...

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Understanding Tax Debt Prescription

When may SARS initiate proceedings for the recovery of a tax debt? Before the Tax Administration Act, 28 of 2011 (the TAA) came into effect on 1 October 2012, section 11(a)(iii) of the Prescription Act,68 of 1969 provided that tax debts prescribe after 30 years. The...

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Parental Contact with Children

At what age can the child legally decide for themselves whether they want to maintain contact with the other parent? There is no set age in South African Law where a child under 18 can make a decision. The Children's Act 38 of 2005 states that if a court is convinced...

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Passing of Maintenance Amendment Bill

Parliament recently passed a law which provides that people who violate maintenance orders, must be listed with the various credit bureaus. If a person defaults on paying maintenance in terms of a maintenance order and is convicted of an offence in respect thereof,...

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