University of Pretoria Open Day 2014

The Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria held its annual Open Day for law students on the 22nd of February 2014.

The Law Career Day is a time that both students as well as employers look forward to. Law firms get an opportunity to market themselves to students who are seeking to be Candidate Attorneys in 2015 and 2016. The students on the other hand get an opportunity to receive more information on the different firms around the country; as well as to interact with different practicing Attorneys and Candidate Attorneys, in order to make it easier for them to make an informed choice as to which firm to choose that will best suite their aspirations and overall abilities.

From left to right: Bridget Moatshe, Kegorapetse Mnguni, Elize Krause, Rigardt Barnard and Jacqueline Motsepe.

June 2, 2014
Tax Evasion vs Tax Avoidance!

Tax Evasion vs Tax Avoidance!

Every day South Africans pay tax, whether it be for VAT charged on basic goods, fuel levies or the dreaded estate duty on passing. It is safe to say that with taxes around every corner, it is reasonable that a person would look into how to validly limit one’s tax exposure. This brings to front and centre the question of what is construed as tax evasion or tax avoidance.

Can you use your culture to justify being absent from work?

Can you use your culture to justify being absent from work?

Employers are required to respect and honour the rights of their employees. However, in return, employees are required in terms of their employment relationship to offer their services and not be absent from work without leave. But how do these rights stack up when an employee claims their right to culture as justification for being absent from work? In this article, we take a look at a recent CCMA case that had to dissect this rather complex question.

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