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Copyright judgment a 'landmark' for online publishing: Media 24

Media24 described Thursday's judgment, which dismissed six of Moneyweb's seven claims of copyright infringement, as a landmark ruling for online publishing...

By Ernest Mabuza 19 hours ago

Former CEO sues paint company he founded for R610m

In an unusual turn of events, the former chairman and CEO of KwaZulu-Natal-based paint company Chemical Specialities (Chemspec) is suing the company he founded for R609.5m...

By Shaun Harris 1 day ago

Love thy neighbour - Immigration solutions should benefit everyone

Worldwide, one in every 114 people is displaced. According to the United Nations an estimated 200 million people globally live outside their home countries, a number that has increased by more than 40%...

By Stefanie de Saude 1 day ago

LexisNexis and Webber Wentzel launch new legal app

LexisNexis has teamed up with African law firm, Webber Wentzel, to develop South Africa's first law firm app of its kind - tailor-made specifically for Webber Wentzel clients in the Technology Media and Telecommunications...

2 days ago

Signature requirements of the ECT Act

The main object of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act) is to facilitate electronic communications and transactions. One of the subordinate objects is to promote legal certainty...

2 days ago

Legal audits provide trustees with peace of mind

In an ever-evolving family trust landscape, complacency and inertia could spell disaster for the best-laid investment and estate planning strategy...

By Jan Dawid Luttig, fiduciary specialist 3 days ago

Challenges faced by Ports Regulator of South Africa

The Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group's Cape Town office recently held an Exporters Club seminar, which highlighted the role and challenges of the Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA)...

3 days ago

Does government have duty to provide free basic electricity?

Considering the current energy crisis and frequent power cuts in the form of 'load shedding', is there a duty on the South African government to provide free basic electricity to the people?...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Musa Mathebula 3 days ago

Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America is a good example of the abortion dilemma faced by under-resourced countries...

29 Apr 2016

Determining when new employers substitute for old employers

Deciding at what point a new employer is substituted for an the old employer, in terms of a transfer in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act is unclear from the legislation and must be determined on a case-by-case basis...

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre Van Heerden 29 Apr 2016

Debt collectors have to abide by Code of Conduct

Debt collectors' conduct is regulated by the Debt Collector's Act, as well as by common law relating to harassment, intimidation and other criminal acts of a similar nature...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Gary Boruchowitz 28 Apr 2016

Getty Images goes up against Google to protect photographers' rights

Getty Images has filed a competition law complaint to the European Commission against Google Inc, focusing specifically on changes made in 2013 to Google Images, the image search functionality of Google...

28 Apr 2016

Comments welcome for proposed compliance officers' exams

The Registrar of Financial Services Providers has published draft amendments to Board Notice 127 (BN 127), entitled 'Qualifications, Experience and Criteria for Approval as Compliance Officer', which is still in draft form and subject to public comments and must reach the Financial Services Board (FSB) by 16 May 2016...

26 Apr 2016

Criminal sanctions for cartels

As of 1 May 2016, the Competition Amendment Act (2009) comes into effect and one of its provisions makes cartel conduct a criminal offence...

By Albert Aukema 26 Apr 2016

Warding off multiple attacks from SARS - test case mechanism could provide way

The question of procedural fairness is again raised in relation to the dispute resolution procedures in Chapter 9 of the Tax Amendment Act (TAA), whereby taxpayers are being made to defend themselves in respect of a tax period before court while simultaneously objecting to and appealing against the same legal issues regarding earlier or later years of assessment...

By Yashika Govind 26 Apr 2016

DEA makes environmental licences automatically available to public

The Department of Environmental Affairs has announced that it will make environmental licences automatically available to the public, without requiring submission of a request in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA)...

26 Apr 2016

Labour Law Conference to address impact of national minimum wage

The 29th Annual Labour Law Conference, taking place 24-25 August 2016 at Emperors Palace, will discuss factors affecting youth employment, the role of trade unions and the question of the national minimum wage...

By Nicci Whitear-Nel 25 Apr 2016

Cipla loses patent case, has to withdraw Fiprotec

Merial has won a protracted legal battle against Cipla for its infringement of Merial's patent for its Frontline Plus spot on product, an anti-parasitic treatment for dog and cats...

25 Apr 2016

Understanding the legalities of overtime

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act sets out some clear, realistic laws governing overtime that all employers must heed. This legislation does a good job of balancing the rights of employees and the needs of businesses to avoid contention between employers and employees...

By Madelein Taljaard (van der Watt) 21 Apr 2016

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