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What are the legal implications of your company's social media use?

A new book, Social Media in the Workplace, published by LexisNexis South Africa, offers a much-needed guide to the legal and reputational risks inherent in social media use...

Issued by LexisNexis 6 hours ago

Subsidies for academic papers could be withdrawn in 'predatory publishing' probe

The Department of Higher Education and Training will probe claims about predatory publishing, and could withdraw subsidies paid out for the academic articles in question...

By Bekezela Phakathi 5 Oct 2017

Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8

SABC former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not responsible for the costs incurred by the corporation in firing of eight of its journalists last year, according to his lawyer...

7 Sep 2017

Ramaphosa 'porn video' hits the internet

Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene's website, Weekly Xposé, published an article on Monday containing the name and pornographic videos of one of the women allegedly linked to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in an article in the Sunday Independent...

5 Sep 2017

Bell Pottinger findings: ethics breached but 'white monopoly capital' not its creation

UK PR Firm Bell Pottinger's account team working for the Gupta-owned Oakbay was primarily responsible for devising the strategy behind the economic emancipation campaign, known in SA as the "white monopoly capital" campaign...

By Genevieve Quintal 4 Sep 2017

Court rules Jon Qwelane guilty of hate speech

On Friday 18 August 2017, the High Court ruled on one of South Africa's most publicised hate speech matters in a victory for the human rights of members of the LGBTI GNC community...

25 Aug 2017

The second ‘Scramble for Africa' reveals need for IP rights protection

For the second time in history, the African continent has become a focal point for global expansion and brand protection is critical...

By Carla Collett 25 Aug 2017

Built environment professionals at risk under Copyright Act

The Copyright Act of 1978 (currently under amendment) applies to consulting engineers, designers, architects and other built professionals who need to be conversant of its ramifications...

24 Aug 2017

Appeals panel rules Huffington Post blog post did not amount to hate speech

Former Huffington Post SA editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay has been successful in her appeal against a hate speech ruling by the press ombudsman...

22 Aug 2017

The millennial factor in corporate governance

When it comes to good corporate governance, “the power is no longer in the boardroom. It is in the smartphone.” This was the key takeaway from a recent compliance business breakfast, hosted by LexisNexis South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 18 Aug 2017

Copyright Amendment Bill discrepancies could lead to costly litigation

The public hearings on the proposed amendments to the South African Copyright Act of 1978 have indicted that considerable thought is needed before the proposed Bill can become workable and enforceable in a modern digital economy...

8 Aug 2017

Bill's education copyright clause 'hurts publishers'

Proposed amendments to the Copyright Act will have a negative effect on the profits of publishers because of the exceptions they provide for material used for educational purposes, the Publishers' Association of SA has warned...

By Linda Ensor 4 Aug 2017

Nine tips to protect your brand

A brand is essentially a name, logo or slogan that differentiates you, your services or your products from others and is often the most valuable asset of a business...

By Stephan Viollier 3 Aug 2017

Should minors be identified after turning 18?

The Northern Gauteng High Court recently ruled that all child offenders, victims and witnesses may be identified once they have turned 18...

By Joan van Niekerk 28 Jul 2017

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