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Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business...

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

Sell-by dates 'tempered with'

Companies that tamper with sell-by labels can be criminally prosecuted and fined...

By Nico Gous 27 Sep 2017

Demand for OHS professionals grows with increase in legislation

The demand for professionals in the health and safety fields is growing with the global increase in health and safety laws and regulations and the increase in personal injury litigation...

1 Aug 2017

Data breach obligations of fintech companies

Significant opportunities and risks await those who wish to participate in the rise of the fintech industry...

By Karl Blom 7 Jul 2017

Public protector to probe death-trap taxis

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has teamed up with the Special Investigating Unit on an investigation into the illegal conversion of panel vans so that they can be sold as minibus taxis to unsuspecting taxi owners...

By Sipho Mabena 19 Jun 2017

It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan - an MP and a member of the public enterprises committee - said on Tuesday, 23 May, members of the Eskom board "have let SA down more often than not", and the time might have arrived for them to resign or be dismissed...

By Linda Ensor 24 May 2017

NERSA launches probe into Eskom over PPA impasse

The National Energy Regulator's electricity sub-committee has launched a formal investigation into Eskom's conduct...

12 May 2017

Eskom report on CEO's step-daughter's contracts due this week

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown expects to receive a report from the Eskom board on an inquiry into allegations against Eskom CEO Matshela Koko at the end of the week...

By Linda Ensor 12 May 2017

Fire safety is a burning issue

Often, little attention is paid to fire safety, as it requires more than merely drafting an evacuation plan but also capital investment...

By Lauren Salt 5 Apr 2017

Mobile legal research is the future

Mobile legal research with its ease of access, convenience and user-friendly formats, is gaining momentum in South Africa and looks set to significantly change the way legal professionals work in the future...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 Apr 2017

Why recreational drone pilots should be trained to avoid liability claims

While South Africa's regulations on drone operation have had significant licensing cost implications for businesses, consumers may be at the highest risk for financial loss too...

13 Feb 2017

Ford's silence a breach of law

Ford broke the law when it failed to tell the National Consumer Commission of Kuga owner Reshall Jimmy's death - and in so doing potentially jeopardising public safety...

25 Jan 2017

Carmaker 'obstructs' Kuga fire probe

Ford has deliberately obstructed the police investigation into the Kuga fire that killed Reshall Jimmy, the investigating officer charges...

24 Jan 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

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International

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

JAKARTA,Indonesia: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause.

6 Dec 2017

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

YANGON, Myanmar: A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said.

10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

Keep your business safe during divorce

Happily ever after isn't a given after you say, "I do," unfortunately, and if the divorce comes around, all your financial assets could be at risk. Divorce is a harrowing ordeal for anyone, but when you're a small-business owner, it can affect even that.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Nov 2017

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