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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as any ‘unwelcome sexual advances or conduct of a sexual nature which unreasonably interferes with the performance of a person’s job or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.’ 

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The new Provident fund legislation and how it affects you

In March 2016, the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (2015) was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.  This directly affected how retirement funds are taxed.

 

Provident fund members, who receive a lump sum upon retirement, now benefit from a larger tax deduction on contributions that are made to their fund.  This has increased from 20% to 27.5% of taxable income.  If employees currently contribute to their fund, they will see an increase in their take-home pay because of this higher tax deduction.

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