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Legislation News

New Occupational Injuries and Diseases l...

The Compensation Fund has published a new annual earnings threshold of R529 264 per annum for the 20...


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Consumer Protection Act Tips

The CGSO (Consumer Goods & Services Ombud) has published crucial information and tips for suppliers...


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Return of Earnings 2021

The 2021 Return of Earnings (ROE) for Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA...


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Consumers warned against online shop

The Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) has issued a warning to all consumers to exercise cauti...


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Code of Practice: Managing exposure to S...

The Minister of Labour issued the code of practice: Management exposure to Sars-Cov-2 in the workpla...


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Active Insolvency Practitioners in SA

The Chief Master at the Department of Justice has released valuable information regarding the requir...


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CGSO: Contracts, COVID, Cancellations an...

The CGSO has published the 4th and final Part of information that clarifies what happens when you ha...


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Lay-bys: What you should know

The CGSO emphasized some important tips and facts on Lay-bys in accordance with the Consumer Protect...


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OHSA: Regulations for Hazardous Biologic...

The Department of Labour has published new Hazardous Biological Agents Regulations under the umbrell...


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Reminder: All private bodies must now pr...

Remember that ALL private bodies should have prepared a PAIA manual, and be in possession of it from...


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New Minimum Wage effective from 1 March...

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked has been increased from R21,69 to R23....


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Reminder: Commencement of the Property P...

Remember that the Property Practitioners Act 22 of 2019 commenced on 1 February 2022.


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CIPC: Public Companies contravening AFS...

CIPC issued this notice to inform public companies about their annual financial statements filing re...


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Your actions in Cyberspace can now land...

Certain sections of the Cybercrimes Act of 2020 commenced on 1 December 2021, and are thus enforceab...


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Directive on the Taxi relief fund

This new Directive was gazetted on the Taxi Relief fund towards the impact of COVID-19 on the taxi i...


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Differing approaches by CCMA & Labour Co...

Even though the CCMA & Labour Court may have differing views on the same facts for disputes regardin...


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Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations in the W...

The Compensation Fund Commissioner published a notice in terms of the Compensation for Occupational...


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PAIA Manual: Information Regulator

The Information Regulator has published their PAIA Manual – which has been prepared in terms of Sect...


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OHS: Victimization of workers at the wor...

The Department of Employment and Labour have published an article on the Victimization of workers at...


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PAIA Manual: Information Regulator

The Information Regulator has published their PAIA Manual – which has been prepared in terms of Sect...


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The latest proposed changes to section 4...

The Draft Amendment Bill 2021 provides, among other items, a welcome change to section 45 by reducin...


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Information Regulator - Complaints

The Information Regulator has published rules of procedure relating to the manner in which a complai...


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New email addresses for Information Regu...

The Information Regulator has published its new email addresses for, inter alia, service requests an...


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POPIA Regulations: Amendments

The deadline for submission of comments on the Amendments to the POPIA Regulations has been extended...


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Deregistration of Companies and CCs (due...

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”) has commenced with the notification in t...


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FAQs about Registration with the FIC

The FSCA has published a 5-page FAQ document which focuses on the registration obligations set out i...


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CIPC to be paid R1million for an adminis...

The High Court ruled in favour of the CIPC for the imposition of an administrative fine of R1,000,00...


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POPIA Security compromise notification

The Information Regulator notifies potentially affected persons who are ‘data subjects’ of the Regul...


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FSCA: Submission of compliance reports

The FSCA has decided that no compliance reports (including handover reports and irregularity reports...


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Important changes to CIPC electronic pla...

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”) advises customers of important changes t...


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Updated Insolvency Information

SARS have updated their Personal Income Tax (PIT) Insolvency webpage with important and useful infor...


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POPIA: Looming deadline for Prior Author...

If Sections 27(2) or 35(2) of POPIA applies to your organization, then you must apply for prior auth...


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PAIA forms

The Information Regulator of South Africa has published various PAIA forms.


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PAIA Manual templates available!

The Information Regulator of South Africa has published 2 templates to create PAIA Section 51 Manual...


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CIPC and POPIA

Certain sections in POPIA highlight and confirm the fact that the CIPC must provide access to its re...


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Data quality of address and POPIA

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) issued a draft standard regarding Address data quality,...


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Expect delays with CIPC for the next 3 m...

Over and above the remaining 3 anticipated months’ delay, CIPC anticipates an extended delay in the...


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PAIA Regulations 2021

The newly gazetted PAIA Regulations increase the duties of the Information Officer – some of which a...


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CIPC: External Company Registration

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) re-confirms the documentary requirements f...


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Draft Guidelines on collaboration betwee...

The Competition Commission has published draft Guidelines on Collaboration between Competitors on Lo...


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CIPC: Temporary change in submission req...

CIPC has published a Temporary change in submission requirements for changes to company MOI (Form Co...


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Use of electronic signatures and prepopu...

The FSCA has published Guidance to FSPs on the use of electronic signatures and prepopulated forms o...


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Guidelines for Competition in SA Automot...

The Competition Commission reminds that their latest Guidelines for Competition in the South African...


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POPIA: 7 Codes of Conduct received by In...

The Information Regulator of South Africa acknowledges receipt of 7 Codes of Conduct (as per POPIA),...


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POPIA Interference complaint form

The Information Regulator of SA has published the Complaint form regarding interference with the pro...


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SARS warns of 2 new scams

SARS warns the public against 2 new phishing scams purporting to be from SARS, including Tax Notice...


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Special Relief of Distress grant (SRD gr...

The discontinued R350 grant is making a comeback, and will be available for the next 7 months until...


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Dealing with employees during civil unre...

A guideline has been published to assist employers in dealing with employees during civil unrest.


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UIF TERS Benefits extended

The Department of Employment and Labour has extended the availability of the TERS benefits for the t...


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FSCA: Lists of recognised qualifications

The FSCA published the lists of qualifications recognised for FSPs (financial services providers), k...


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CIPC Notice: Discontinuation of enterpri...

CIPC advised that the Enterprise Search on e-Services will be discontinued from 13 July 2021.


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Information Regulator warns re processin...

The Information Regulator warns against the processing of Personal Information of data subjects with...


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Deeds Registries Act: Amendment of Regul...

The Deeds Registries Amendment Regulation 2021 has been gazetted and will come into operation on 11...


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Extension: POPIA Section 58(2) re Pre-Au...

Private & Public bodies that were required to apply for Pre-Authorisation to process Special persona...


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POPIA: Information Regulator issues 2 Gu...

The Information Regulator issued Guidance note on Processing of Special Personal Information & Proce...


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Exemptions under POPIA

The Information Regulator has published a guidance note on exemptions under POPIA.


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CIPC Guidance Note re Essential Services...

CIPC confirms that it is not necessary to have their essential services certificate or a permit unde...


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POPIA: News update re registration of In...

The Information Regulator of South Africa has confirmed that there will be no deadline for registrat...


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Service of subpoenas and other corporate...

CIPC emphasizes that ALL corporate legal documents, where the CIPC is an interested party or where c...


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Sectional Titles Act: Amendment of Regul...

The Sectional Titles Amendment Regulation 2021 has been gazetted and will come into operation on 11...


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Employer Responsibilities re vaccination...

The Consolidated OHS Direction requires employers, among other things, to decide within 21 days if t...


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COIDA: Minimum assessment for Domestic w...

A minimum assessment of R381 specific to the Domestic sector in terms of S83 (1) Compensation for Oc...


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POPIA: Code of Conduct for BASA

The Information Regulator (South Africa) is in receipt of a Code of Conduct from the Banking Associa...


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UIF Contribution Threshold increased

The maximum remuneration on which Unemployment Insurance Fund contributions are calculated has incre...


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Who is eligible to be licensed as busine...

CIPC has published an updated List of Accredited Professional Bodies whose members are eligible to b...


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Be aware: CIPC is enforcing the Companie...

CIPC has published a settlement agreement to create and raise awareness with all registered companie...


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Competition Commission’s draft guideline...

The Competition Commission has released proposed amendments to its guidelines on small merger notifi...


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Amended Consolidated OHS directions on O...

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued amended Consolidated directions on Occupational H...


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Self-help guide to the CCMA

A handy Self-help guide to the CCMA has been published.


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CIPC amends Registration Certificate

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has amended the Registration Certificate (...


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Advisory notice to Legal practitioners o...

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) issues Advisory to Legal practitioners on giving tax advice, to be...


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Fired for coming to work with COVID-19

The Labour Court found that it is fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was...


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POPIA: Portal for Registration of Inform...

The Portal for Registration of Information Officers is now fully functional on the Information Regul...


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SARS issues notice re 2021 tax returns

SARS has issued a notice on which taxpayers must submit tax returns for the 2021 year of assessment...


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SARS warns of new Payment Notice scam

SARS warns the public against the latest phishing scam purporting to be from SARS, whereby taxpayers...


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PAIA Draft Regulations

The Proposed draft Regulations relating to the Promotion of Access to Information have been issued f...


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Employment Strike Guideline

CDH's Employment Law team has issued updates to its Strike Guidelines in line with recent judgments...


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POPIA Compliance Checklist by CDH (gener...

CDH (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr) have issued a useful generic checklist that businesses can use to ensure...


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TERS extension: appeal process and updat...

The UIF issued a letter outlining details regarding the appeal process for the lockdown period 16 Oc...


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CIPC issues Amended Notice re Issuing of...

CIPC issues Notice 20 of 2021 – Amended Notice in Respect of Issuing Patent Certificates containing...


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Information Regulator clarifies that the...

Information Regulator issues Guidance Note for Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers,...


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Information Regulator publishes processe...

The Information Regulator (IR) has prioritised 3 processes ahead of the POPIA enforcement deadline o...


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POPIA Codes of Conduct: Standard & Check...

The Information Regulator issued a Standard regarding Complaints under POPIA Codes of Conduct, as we...


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What employers must know: Updated COVID-...

All employers must adhere to the updated COVID-19 guidelines for workers over 60, and other vulnerab...


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Information Regulator issues Guidelines...

The Information Regulator of South Africa released Guidelines to Develop Codes of Conduct in terms o...


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CIPC requests Voluntarily Disclosure of...

The CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) has identified non-compliance with Section...


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Extension of 2020 Return of Earnings (RO...

The Department of Labour extended deadline for submission of the 2020 Return of Earnings (ROE) to 31...


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LPFF issues important communications on...

The Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund (LPFF) have issued 4 important documents on Legal Practitione...


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Extended submission deadline for PAIA -...

The PAIA manual submission deadline for certain private bodies has been extended until 30 June 2021.


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SARS Discontinues the Use of Cheques

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued a media releases on 12 November 2020, informing...


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Dept of Labour causing confusion over an...

The Department of Labour's recent statement that employers should not force employees to take leave...


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