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  NOVEMBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA OFFICIAL INTEREST RATE It is important that employers note the following: Increase of the official interest rate announced The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has increased the repo rate by 25 basis points. This is the first increase in three years. The announcement...

  NOVEMBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA PAIA GUIDE It is important that employers note the following: Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) guides The Information Regulator has updated the PAIA guide in accordance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000.   The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development published...

  NOVEMBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA TAX ADMINISTRATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL, 2021 It is important that employers note the following:Publication of Explanatory Summary of the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2021 Government has given notice that the Minister of Finance intends to introduce the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2021 to the National Assembly soon....

  NOVEMBER 2021 – ZAMBIA 2022 BUDGET SPEECH It is important that employers note the following: Zambia budget speech and tax changes On Friday, 29 October 2021 Honourable Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane, MP, Minister of Finance and National Planning, delivered the 2022 Budget. Budget highlights: ·        Spending of 173 billion kwacha ($10 billion) or 37.1% of...

  OCTOBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA COID ACT NOTICE It is important that employers note the following:   Notice on compensation for Covid-19 vaccination side-effects The Compensation Fund will cover employees for injuries, illness or death after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. This will only be applicable in accordance with the below requirements:   ·        Mandatory...

  OCTOBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA ELECTION DAY Employers must note the following: Declaration of election day as a public holiday President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act of 1994, declared Monday, 1 November 2021 – the date for local government elections – a national public holiday. Employers...

  SEPTEMBER 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA PAIA REGULATIONS 2021 It is important that employers note the following: Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) regulations published The PAIA regulations have been amended to bring them in line with similar provisions in the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). To prevent confusion, the Department of Justice...

  AUGUST 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA EMERGENCY TAX RELIEF MEASURES It is important that employers note the following: Emergency tax measures as announced by President Ramaphosa The Minister of Finance, Mr. Tito Mboweni, released a media statement to provide some detail on the measures announced by the President of the Republic on 25 July 2021...

  JULY 2021 – SOUTH AFRICA UIF TERS It is important that employers note the following: Minister of Employment and Labour issues direction to pay Covid-19 TERS benefits On Friday, 16 July 2021 the Department of Labour and Employment released a media statement to announce the third phase of Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)...

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