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New machinery regulations launched

The Department of labour's Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Directorate has launched the new Driven Machinery Regulations (DMR)...

31 Aug 2015 09:11

Decision over claim against auditors

Claims against audit firms have become all the more prevalent and it was one such claim that recently enjoyed the scrutiny of the Supreme Court of Appeal...

By Jonathan Witts-Hewinson 31 Aug 2015 11:08



COIDA judgement finds State is not considered a single entity

The Constitutional Court has now had the opportunity to decide on the meaning on the word 'State' for purposes of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 ('COIDA') in the matter of Minister of Defence and Military Veterans v Liesl-Lenore Thomas (168/14) [2015] ZACC 26...

By Fiona Leppan, Michael Yeates and Terrick McCallum 28 Aug 2015 14:46

Interpreting the Labour Relations Amendment Act

The Labour Relations Amendment Act of 2014 is now law and interpretation issues are going to arise. An important aspect will be the words 'must be treated on the whole not less favourably' in Section 198A(5) in respect of labour brokered employees being deemed to be employees of the client...

By Richard Pemberton 28 Aug 2015 13:59

Journalists and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

How will journalistic activities be regulated by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) when it comes into force?...

By Danie Strachan 27 Aug 2015 09:08

Understanding consultation triggers in retrenchment

When an employer contemplates dismissing one or more of its employees for reasons based on its operational requirements, ie the employer's economic, technological, structural or similar needs, the employer is under an obligation to consult with the relevant employees before retrenchment...

By Gillian Lumb 27 Aug 2015 14:32

Copyright Amendment Bill - a diamond in the rough

The Copyright Amendment Bill is by all accounts a grave misfortune and a study in amateur law making. However, it is noteworthy that the Bill contains a set of provisions that is deserving of closer analysis...

By Cobus Jooste 26 Aug 2015 14:48

'Law and Regulation in a Digital South Africa' seminar

A seminar, entitled 'Law and Regulation in a Digital South Africa', will be held in Johannesburg this Friday, 28 August 2015...

26 Aug 2015 16:48

Can a tweet enjoy copyright protection?

Inevitably, as is always the case, when it comes to the sharing of thoughts and ideas, the question has arisen as to whether or not a tweet can be protected, particularly, under the veil of copyright...

By Werina Griffith & Nicole Smalberger 25 Aug 2015 10:04

Estate agent sign boards and costs in spotlight

The City of Cape Town recently met with heads of various stakeholders in the property industry regarding the use of advertising signboards...

25 Aug 2015 12:39

Understanding Restraint of Trade agreements

A Restraint of Trade is a contract, agreed between an employer and employee, which places restrictions on the employee's future activities or employment should he or she decide to leave the business...

By Madge Gibson 24 Aug 2015 16:53

E-learning platform offers understanding of Employment Practices Liability

Camargue has launched an Employment Practices Liability (EPL) module online that offers brokers and understanding of EPL, the risks and a grasp of unfair labour practices and key exclusions...

24 Aug 2015 13:26

NGOs apply to intervene in possible gold mine class action suit

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Sonke Gender Justice next week for them to intervene as amicus curiae (friends of the court) in a possible class action suit against South African gold mines...

By Ahmed Areff 21 Aug 2015 12:11

Understanding employment contracts

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act states that employers must give all employees a document containing information about the conditions of their employment; this applies to full-time, contractors or temporary workers...

By Madelein van der Watt 20 Aug 2015 14:22

Decisions on 'Deemed employee provisions' in LRA re labour brokers

The question of who is the employer of an employee employed by a labour broker who has been performing services for a client of a labour broker for more than three months and earns below the threshold has been addressed by two judgements...

By Anastasia Vatalidis and Kerry Badal 20 Aug 2015 11:59

Draft environmental Section 24G regulations open for comment until Monday

Public comments on a proposed new environmental regulation must reach the Department of Environmental Affairs by Monday 24 August 2015...

20 Aug 2015 10:20

China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre created

Establishing South Africa on the international arbitration stage, the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) has announced the creation of the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC)...

19 Aug 2015 11:37

Putting up security for costs

In Boost Sports South Africa (Pty) Ltd vs The South African Breweries Limited, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) required the plaintiff to put up security for costs...

By Tim Fletcher 18 Aug 2015 16:27

Review of main death duty changes proposed by Davis Tax Committee

This reviews some of the amendments that the Davis Tax Committee report has proposed for South Africa's death tax system...

By Gary Boruchowitz 17 Aug 2015 17:32

Court rules on access to fatal inquiry reports

Following the Gauteng High Court's recent judgment, Industrial Health Resource Group & others v the Minister of Labour and others, fatal inquiry reports under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, will now be more accessible...

By Fiona Leppan and Thandeka Nhleko 14 Aug 2015 15:39

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