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Dealing with weed in the workplace

In the last few weeks, several news outlets have suggested that the use of cannabis is now legal. Before employees are emboldened to light up, it's important to note that this isn't what the High Court found...

By Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 2 days ago

Seven tips to protect your business against personal injury claims

A personal injury claim can cause you emotional and financial woes as a business owner. It gets worse when the image of your company is on the line...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 3 days ago

Minister Dlodlo: SABC interim board is legal

Government says it has noted the comments made by the former COO of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and a group of artists during a media briefing held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Ntlemeza still intent on going back to work

Former head of the Hawks Berning Ntlemeza is still on leave and will approach the courts if he is stopped from returning to work next week, his lawyer Comfort Ngidi said on Tuesday...

By Genevieve Quintal 19 Apr 2017

Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Sama KZN to protest the sorry state of healthcare in the province

To highlight the poor state of public healthcare in the province, the Sama KwaZulu-Natal coastal branch will embark on a protest march on 5 May...

18 Apr 2017

When is an employer vicariously liable?

The respondent in the case of Minister of Safety and Security v Booysen, was shot and wounded by her boyfriend, who then shot himself dead. The deceased was a police reservist...

By Phakamile Myeza 12 Apr 2017

Peugeot pledges to uphold Opel workers' wage, job deals

FRANKFURT, Germany: French carmaker Peugeot pledged to uphold wage and job deals with workers after its planned takeover of Germany's Opel...

6 Apr 2017

Court halts Makana bid to hire manager

Attempts by the Makana Municipality to hire an administration head have been hamstrung, with a court barring it from hiring anyone...

By Avuyile Mngxitama-Diko 5 Apr 2017

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 28 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

Police Minister studying Hawks judgement

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has noted a decision by the North Gauteng High Court to set aside the appointment of General Berning Ntlemeza...

20 Mar 2017

Prasa pay hike twist

There was nothing wrong with axed Prasa boss Collins Letsoalo's 350% salary hike, awarded because he could not be paid less than those who reported to him, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says...

By Sipho Mabena and Thanduxolo Jika 17 Mar 2017

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International

Things to consider when it comes to starting a business internationally

While starting your business in the United States is a routine matter if you are an American citizen, there are many more things to consider when starting a business in another country.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Things that small business owners should know about health insurance

Any company that has no less than two but no more than fifty full-time employees is classified as a small business. If you operate a small business, you have to know what the rules are when it comes to health insurance. It'll be tough to find the best health insurance quotes in California if you don't know what you're getting yourself into.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Wal-Mart eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs: source

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating hundreds of corporate jobs in a cost-cutting move, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

12 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge (GIC) for the second consecutive year.

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

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