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Govt to appeal judgment on rhino horn trade

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa says she intends to appeal the judgment handed down in the Pretoria High Court, setting aside the moratorium on the domestic trade of rhino horn...

30 Nov 2015 18:12

Court rules PRASA negligent in not providing adequate security

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) was negligent in not providing adequate security to prevent the assault on Irvine van Sam Mashongwa...

30 Nov 2015 16:48

Visa application service provider VFS Global faces High Court challenge

The Department of Home Affairs and its contracted visa application service provider, VFS Global, face a Cape High Court case to challenge the legitimacy of the appointment of VFS...

24 Nov 2015 16:29

Validity of electronic contracts

The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2007) establishes the general principle that communications are not to be denied legal validity solely because they were made in electronic form...

By Nastascha van Vuuren 24 Nov 2015 16:09

Higher education bill enables institutional autonomy discussions

President Jacob Zuma says the proposed Higher Education Amendment Bill will make it possible for discussions around institutional autonomy to take place...

20 Nov 2015 16:26

Law agrees, 'no man can serve two masters'

In the recent matter between Assign Services v the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) & Others, handed down on 8 September 2015, the Labour Court, considered, inter alia, the interpretation of the deeming provision contained in section 198A of the Labour Relations Act...

By Talita Laubscher and Nadine Mather 19 Nov 2015 11:30

eDiscovery cuts discovery process in litigation

Technology, in the form of eDiscovery, is quickly cutting at the root of the inevitable delays and potential errors made during the discovery process during litigation...

18 Nov 2015 15:52

Bread cartel appeal causes rise for concern

The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down its judgement relating to the action for damages instituted by a number of parties who regard themselves as having been injured by the cartel activity in the so-called 'bread cartel'.

By Petra Krusche and Irma-Dalene Gouws 17 Nov 2015 11:01

Judgement indicates that CIDs in Gauteng could be unlawfully charging levies

There is no national legislation authorising the creation and management of City Improvement Districts (CIDs)...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Gabriel da Matta, 17 Nov 2015 11:40


Europlaw Group Incorporated, situated in South Africa and the United Kingdom, has in-house attorneys, lawyers, advocates, auditors, legal advisors, fund managers and accountants that offer a variety of services...

Issued by Europlaw 17 Nov 2015 11:34

Salary increase for domestic workers, cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Monday announced that wages in the domestic worker sector will be adjusted upwards from 1 December 2015...

16 Nov 2015 10:55

New rates, monetary amounts legislation signed into law

President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Act, 2015...

16 Nov 2015 22:48

Concern over amendments to Debt Collectors Act

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has issued an invitation for comment on suggested changes to the Debt Collectors Act, a move that could have a profound impact on the debt collection industry...

13 Nov 2015 11:43

Legal consequences of social media in the workplace

The use of social media in society is becoming increasingly prevalent and its usage complicates employment relations and, in turn, employment law...

By Rosalind Davey 11 Nov 2015 13:47

SARS ruling on payment of shareholder's loan from proceeds of a new share issue

In the recent Binding Private Ruling 208, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) considered the tax consequences of a repayment of a shareholder's loan from the proceeds of a new share issue by a company...

By Graeme Palmer 11 Nov 2015 11:54

Second edition of Tax Administration now out

The second edition of 'Tax Administration', is available from Juta for the judiciary, legislature dealing with tax policy, tax administrators, practitioners, teachers and students...

10 Nov 2015 11:09

Comparing South African Labour Law and global practice

APSO white paper, 'A comparison of labour laws worldwide, their impact on the global workforce and South Africa's Labour Law disposition' notes that contractual agreements, employee benefits, etc. are common labour law considerations across the world...

9 Nov 2015 14:39

POPI Act and the IT industry

The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in big data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act...

By Lyndy van den Barselaar 9 Nov 2015 17:04

Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Awards announced

The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Awards, founded in 1999, were announced on 4 November 2015. The awards acknowledge the important role that journalists play in promoting knowledge of the judiciary...

6 Nov 2015 14:01

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