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Urban Development Zone allowances under the Income Tax Act
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • May 17 2017

In line with international models, South Africa has attempted to incentivise investment into the development and renewal of certain urban areas. One


Home sweet home!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • May 12 2017

In the past, our judiciaries have been plagued with a mass of eviction applications. A significant number have been for the eviction of farm workers


Real Estate Alert - Bodies Corporate To Establish Separate Bank Accounts For Reserve And Administration Funds
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 8 2017

In terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, No 8 of 2011 (STSMA), a body corporate must establish and maintain administrative and a


New SARS ruling pertaining to the restructuring of a property portfolio under the corporate rules
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • May 5 2017

On 11 April 2017, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) issued a new Binding Private Ruling (BPR 270) setting out the tax consequences of a


Have Your Fire Safety Obligations Run Away with You?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • South Africa
  • April 21 2017

With the recent factory fire in Durban, employers are reminded of how quickly a burning building can translate into tragedy and destruction. The fire


Regulation of agricultural land Holdings bill published for comment
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • April 7 2017

The Draft Regulation of Agricultural Land Holdings Bill (Bill) was published on 17 March 2017. Members of the public are invited to comment before 13


Ignore the rights of labour tenants at your peril
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 15 2017

In 1996, the legislature enacted the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, No 3 of 1996 (Act). The objective of the Act was to protect all persons denied


Voetstoots: What meets the eye or not
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • March 1 2017

The seller, in terms of our law, is automatically held liable for latent defects, whether or not he knew of them at the time of the sale. To avoid


A victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • February 20 2017

On 13 February 2017, in the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court, Judge S Yacoob handed down an important judgment which many property owners


Housing crisis no more?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • South Africa
  • February 6 2017

The expanded social package, known as Siyasizana or ESP for short, was created to replace the former indigent subsidy system from 1 July 2009 with an