Legal Trends 2017

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'Intrusive' Oracle plans put on hold

Cape Town planners have been sent back to the drawing board in a five-year battle over the "intrusive" addition of four floors to a city centre building...

9 hours ago

Progress in probing Maths paper leak

The Department of Basic Education says hearings for all learners implicated in the leaking of Mathematics Paper 2 in two schools in Limpopo during the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations will be completed in the next two weeks...

12 Jan 2017

VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3 billion in fines to settle the emissions cheating scandal known as "dieselgate"...

12 Jan 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

By Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola heads for tricky AB InBev deal

Competition analysts believe it will involve another year of detailed engagements with competition regulators in many African countries...

9 Jan 2017

Minister disturbed by fishing interdict

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says he is perturbed by the apparent unlawfulness of a court interdict granted in respect of Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP)...

9 Jan 2017

Gordhan differs on free pass from SARS

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan believes that management at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) should be held to account for failing to take action against employee Luther Lebelo...

By Linda Ensor 9 Jan 2017

Arms deal man sues Absa over closure of accounts

Politically connected businessman Fana Hlongwane, whose bank accounts were closed after he underwent review as a politically exposed person in 2013, is suing Absa for R7m...

By Carol Paton 9 Jan 2017

Gordhan: Moyane's SARS not reliable

Pravin Gordhan has expressed "serious concern" about the stewardship of the SARS under commissioner Tom Moyane ...

9 Jan 2017

Time is of the essence in labour disputes

Time is of the essence when dealing with labour disputes and litigants should be mindful that they need to treat these disputes with urgency...

By Rovina Asray 9 Jan 2017

Work email overload: can the law lead a fightback?

Since 1 January 2017, French companies with more than 50 employees must work up a charter defining employees' right to switch off...

5 Jan 2017

No results for learners implicated in leaked paper

Umalusi says it will not approve the release of the results of all learners implicated in a leak of Mathematics Paper 2 in two schools in Limpopo during the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations...

4 Jan 2017

Legal crayfish seized and returned rotten

A Wild Coast restaurant owner who had 97kg of legally purchased crayfish confiscated by sea fisheries officials just before the holiday season is up in arms after they were allegedly returned rotten...

4 Jan 2017

Dos Santos daughter cleared to head Angola oil giant

Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos's daughter has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge...

30 Dec 2016

Legal trade in rhino horn proposed

A new research report in an international conservation journal has called for conservative harvesting of rhino horn to break the grip of poaching that is squeezing the life out of South Africa's rhinos...

By Guy Rogers 30 Dec 2016

Counterfeit sneaker bust at border post

Counterfeit sneakers worth R8.7 million were seized at the Lebombo border post in Mpumalanga, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said...

29 Dec 2016

Two-year transition period fo phase out primary healthcare policies

Insurance companies will get a two-year transition period to phase out existing primary healthcare policies...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2016

Parliamentary calls for submissions on insurance bill

Parliament' plans to hold public hearings on the insurance bill in February and has called for submissions...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2016

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