June 25, 2021

You cannot escape VAT when touring

On 25 May 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) upheld an appeal by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (“SARS”) against Tourvest Financial Services (Pty) […]
May 27, 2021

Mayday, mayday! Are you equipped for a workplace emergency?

It is a thing of human psychology to be aware of the potential danger in our surroundings, which makes it very easy for us to keep […]
May 27, 2021

Passing off: Don’t let others benefit from your reputation

Passing off is a delictual remedy that is derived from English law and has been implemented in South African law. The most authoritative definition of passing off was given in the Capital Estate and General Agencies […]
May 27, 2021

The recusal of a judge is no fleeting matter

The doctrine of recusal has recently been placed in the spotlight after former president Jacob Zuma brought such an application at the Commission for Enquiry into State […]
May 26, 2021

#4 What the hell is that?

As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letters E, F and G. E Phobia Condition Ecophobia This is the feeling of powerlessness to prevent cataclysmic environmental […]
April 29, 2021

#3 What the hell is that?

In one of the BKI’s newsletters circulated during February 2021 I undertook to circulate a list of phobias starting with the letter A and – not […]
April 21, 2021

OH MY WORD!

Warning; language in paragraphs 5 and 6 – even though quoted verbatim – may be offensive to some persons. Words – and more particularly the written […]
March 25, 2021

How do I register a trust?

A trust is an agreement between the person who owns the assets and the appointed trustees. A trust can be a good way to preserve your […]
March 25, 2021

Auditing your tax compliance profile

Taxpayers who make use of the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) electronic filing system (or as it is generally known, eFiling) will know that, in addition to containing a history […]
March 25, 2021

What’s the buzz about business rescue?

If a company/close corporation is in financial trouble and all possible avenues to save the business have been exhausted, there is one last option available to […]
August 27, 2021

Gross vs net profit: Why numbers are deceiving

In the world of business, your earnings can make a large difference between getting investors to invest in your business and being completely overlooked. Many business […]
August 27, 2021

How to deal with a nuisance created by your neighbours

Urbanisation, and the consequent magnitude of residential estates that are becoming increasingly dense and populated, requires individuals to abide by the municipal by-laws and regulations and […]
August 27, 2021

Smart accounting: Are you VAT compliant?

The last several years have seen an increase in “smart accounting systems” that have online capabilities and that can integrate with various other business solutions. These […]
July 1, 2021

#5 What the hell is that?

As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letters H, I, J, K and L. H Phobia Condition Halitophobia Fear of bad breath.  This is a symptom in […]
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