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Do employers have the right to have employees medically tested?

Employers often rely on clauses within contracts of employment as being a watertight basis for taking what it perceives to be lawful action against employees. This may not always be the case...

By Mohsina Chenia and Piet Joubert 19 hours ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers

Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team...

By Shan Radcliffe 1 day ago

Commission targets more fresh produce agents

The Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of fresh produce market agents in Cape Town and Durban...

18 hours ago

What are the regulations regarding pool safety?

Very few respondents know of the legislation regarding privately owned swimming pools, according to a new survey conducted by pool cover specialists, Aqua-Net...

1 day ago

New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

1 day ago

Call for public comment on Cape Town's proposed outdoor advertising by-law

From today, Monday 27 March 2017, the public can participate in the second round of comments on the City of Cape Town's proposed outdoor advertising by-law. Comments close on 9 April 2017...

1 day ago

What happens to a home when the owner passes away?

The answer depends on whether the owner had a will or not says Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group...

1 day ago

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China...

1 day ago

Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

24 Mar 2017

Most favoured nation clauses come under competition authorities' scrutiny

The competitive impact of most favoured nation (MFN) clauses has been widely debated around the world over the past few years. MFN clauses have come under the scrutiny of EU competition authorities...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 24 Mar 2017

Mining rights secured with Macassar ruling

Following years of litigation, the Constitutional Court issued an order in Macassar Land Claims Committee v Maccsand CC and Others, ending the threat against the security and stability of mining rights granted under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act...

By Lionel Egypt, Ashley Pillay and Samantha Matjila 24 Mar 2017

President considers new members of JSC

President Jacob Zuma is considering designating three new members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), says the Presidency...

24 Mar 2017

BAT feels return of ASA's power

Despite news reports, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is alive and kicking, with no hint of it going anywhere, as it asserts its power in the British American Tobacco (BAT) case...

By Andrew Papadopoulos 23 Mar 2017

Bogus pharmacist appears in court

Bogus pharmacist Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Wednesday for operating a chemist without a licence...

23 Mar 2017

Cocaine worth R2.6m seized at OR Tambo Airport

Cocaine worth R2.6 million was intercepted during a search at OR Tambo International Airport, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday...

23 Mar 2017

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

By Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017

Eight people wanted for fraud, corruption

The East London Magistrate's Court has issued a warrant of arrest for eight people facing charges of fraud and corruption...

22 Mar 2017

Three to appear in court over Chief Justice burglary

Three men arrested in connection with the recent burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice in Midrand will appear in court in Mamelodi today, 22 March 2017...

22 Mar 2017

Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

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