Legal Trends 2017


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Degree fraudsters to face the music

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says serious action will be taken against those who have fake qualification certificates...

13 hours ago

Telkom-Cell C merger to grow connectivity in SA

The potential tie-up of Cell C and Telkom could boost the government's plans to increase connectivity to all citizens, analysts said on Wednesday...

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 day ago

New Zealand rejects Sky-Vodafone merger plan

New Zealand's competition watchdog rejected a multi-billion dollar merger between Vodafone NZ and pay-TV operator Sky on Thursday, saying the combined entity would have too much market power...

1 day ago

Victory for property owners receiving exorbitant and delayed utility bills

An important judgment was handed down in the Gauteng High Court last week, granting relief to property owners who have received exorbitant utility bills after a number of years...

By Nicholas Gangiah and Fatima Gattoo 2 days ago

#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million...

2 days ago

Court puts its foot down on sexual harassment

In the case of MEC for Education v M (JA37/2012), a school principal was disciplined for sexually harassing a fellow teacher. A disciplinary hearing was held and he was dismissed...

By Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 2 days ago

Banks could face massive fines for price fixing

The banks implicated in price fixing by the Competition Commission could face fines of 10% of their turnover...

3 days ago

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace...

By Johan Botes 3 days ago

SARS seizes illegal cigarettes worth R18m

Suspected illegal cigarettes worth R18 million were seized at the weekend in Johannesburg, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said on Tuesday...

3 days ago

Citibank files settlement agreement

The Competition Commission has filed with the Competition Tribunal a settlement agreement reached with Citibank N.A. for being part of the forex trading cartel...

3 days ago

SARB rubber stamps Sibanye's Stillwater deal

Sibanye Gold's acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company has been approved by the South African Reserve Bank in terms of exchange control regulations...

3 days ago

Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition: NZ court

New Zealand's High Court ruled on Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire...

20 Feb 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security"...

17 Feb 2017

FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations

A recent media briefing, after a meeting between South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs and industry stakeholders, has raised some concerns in the hospitality and tourism industry...

16 Feb 2017

Land restitution without compensation contrary to protection afforded property by Constitution

The taking of land without compensation has never been on the table from the side of the government and is contrary to the protection afforded to property by the Constitution...

16 Feb 2017

Country needs a law addressing land restitution without compensation - Nkwinti

A single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said...

16 Feb 2017

Look out for restrictions on your property

Owning a property does not mean that the owner is entitled to do whatever they want to the property...

By Adrian Goslett 15 Feb 2017

What marketing techniques work best for law firms?

As you would expect, there are many marketing strategies that could be used with law firms. However, some will be a lot better than others...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Feb 2017

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