February 25, 2019

Memorandum of Understanding: Binding and enforceable or not?

There is a common misconception that MOUs are always non-binding. MOUs can in fact be binding, non-binding or partly binding and partly non-binding, it all depends […]
November 1, 2018

5 amazing things you never knew about the South African national anthem

Being South African is one of the best things in the world to be. And while braai vleis, vuvuzelas and rooibos tea are incredible symbols of […]
October 16, 2018

What’s the deal with the #Hashtag?

By now everyone has seen or heard about hashtags. Yes, ‘heard’, because hashtags have now infiltrated contemporary culture and advertising campaigns. Some people have complained about […]
October 12, 2018

Gone are the days of tax-free salaries abroad

Many South African taxpayers earning a salary abroad have for many years been able to benefit from so-called “double non-taxation”. This would be the case where […]
October 12, 2018

Why it is important to know the value of your business

A properly considered business valuation can be the first step in many essential business processes and activities. Although there are many examples, these might include procurement […]
October 10, 2018

Who to have in your network

As a director, manager or business owner you are well-aware of the value of expanding your network. Having a strong professional network has various benefits. It […]
September 10, 2018

Fringe benefits provided to employees

The Seventh Schedule to the Income Tax Act[1] lists various benefits that employers may grant to employees which will attract income tax for the employee,[2] and […]
September 10, 2018

Accounting best practices for small businesses

When it comes to looking after the welfare of a business, accounting tops the list as being the most important. Without proper accounting, a business runs […]
September 10, 2018

The importance of having a good accounting system

If your business doesn’t have an effective accounting system in place, you run the risk of making serious errors in your finances. Furthermore, a good accounting […]
September 6, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! 50 Years in the uninterrupted practice of law

The BKI team is honoured to be associated with this extraordinary achievement. Brian started his practice on the 8th of September 1969, the day he was […]
August 22, 2019

Exclusion of liability whilst on a family outing

Dad says – let’s spend a fun day at the amusement park (for “amusement park” read water park, school rugby match, almost any place of entertainment […]
May 23, 2019

Evidence obtained unlawfully from Facebook – does it infringe the right to privacy?

In the recent case of Harvey v Niland 2016 (2) SA 436 (ECG), the applicant, Mr Harvey, and the first respondent, Mr Niland, were the only […]
May 14, 2019

Important ingredients for the business recipe

“There are those who make it, those who sell it, and those who look after the money.” So, you have finally taken the plunge – you […]