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The capital nature of a payment received by an employee for undertaking a restraint is examined by the author. The writer points out several pitfalls and discusses cases from which it is clear that each case must depend upon its own circumstances but it cannot be unreservedly accepted that a payment made by an employer to an employee in terms of an agreement in restraint of trade implies the sterilization of a capital asset and the receipt of a capital nature.