Month: August 2014

Labour Relations Amendment Act now available online

The Act is available on the Department of Labour website.  Commencement: Date  still to be gazetted.  After commencement a 3 month grace period applies to some requirements.  See section 45(2) re commencement of section 198(4F) – registration of temporary employment

Labour Relations Amendment Act signed into law

See SA Breaking News

The Rand and the Big Mac Index

The Rand is now almost the world’s most undervalued currency per the latest “Big Mac Index” – see the world map on the Economist website – hover over South Africa to see a history graph.

SARS Cheque Payment Rules extended to Customs & Excise

SARS has advised that its cheque payment rules were extended to Customs and Excise effective 8 August 2014 – full details on the SARS “New Cheque Payment Rules” page.

The 5 Levels of Business Attire – Where do you fit in?

Dressing like a Leader Business Insider suggests that attorneys and accountants should dress in “Traditional Business Attire”.  That’s pretty formal – see Level 2 in their “5 Levels” infographic at  And even if that’s true of the U.S., hopefully in South Africa


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