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Executives need social media contracts

Executives have cited reputation as one of their top risk factors according to numerous reports. Fake news, fake social media accounts and cyber security are increasing the reputational risk in the digital world...

24 May 2017

Use of biometrics to monitor attendance of employees

On 9 April 2015 the Information and Communications Technologies Appeal Tribunal in Mauritius handed down a decision in Alteo Limited v Data Protection Office. The Tribunal held that the use of fingerprints for attendance purposes not expressly consented to by the employee was not in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act...

By Ammar Oozeer and Arvin Halkhoree 21 Apr 2015

Retrenchments and the Botswana Employment Act

Section 25(1) of the Botswana Employment Act Cap 47:01 provides that, where an employer terminates contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his workforce, he shall do so in respect of each category of employee, whenever reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principle commonly known as first in last out..

By Thabiso Tafila 16 Apr 2015

Constructive dismissal in Botswana

Constructive dismissal is simply a situation when an employer creates such working conditions (or so changes the terms of the employment contract) that the affected employee has no choice but to resign. In such cases the employee retains the right to receive compensation as having been dismissed unfairly...

By Keolebogile Mugabe 16 Apr 2015

Burundi set to ease media restrictions

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: BD Live reports Burundi's national assembly has approved a draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters and rights groups...

9 Mar 2015

Media leak: Africans who have stashed their money in HSBC Switzerland

Eritrea is not exactly the Africa's or the world's richest country, yet the biggest single African client is in Eritrea...

18 Feb 2015

Recruiting and employing in Botswana

Employers must get it right from the onset when recruiting and employing an employee in Botswana. This is important because as soon as an offer of employment is made and accepted by the employee, employment relationship immediately comes into existence.

By Thabiso T. Tafila 14 Jul 2014

Employment Act governs employee's rights in Zambia

The Employment Act (Chapter 268 of the Laws of Zambia) is the principal piece of legislation governing employee rights in Zambia. A distinction is drawn between oral contracts of service, which are governed by Part IV of the Employment Act, and written contracts of service, which are governed by Part V.

By Lauren Salt and William Woolcott 10 Jul 2014

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013

ENSafrica opens doors in Mauritius

ENSafrica announced that the firm is extending its reach yet again and is set to open an office in Mauritius.

4 Dec 2013

Africa is focus for international law firms

Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.

4 Jun 2013

If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Top 10 New Year's resolutions for employers

Here are some resolutions for 2013 for you that you, as an employer, may well find useful. Get them right now - and avoid any unpleasant surprises during the year.

By Johan Botes 31 Dec 2012

Matters of fact: Advertising and publicity of services amongst the legal profession

Following decades of practice under the marketing radar, the legal fraternity's marketing communication activity has seen a significant increase over the past five years. While governed by the rules of the Law Society's Advertising Marketing Guidelines, firms have ventured into the marketplace, leveraging both above-the-line and below-the-line elements such as public relations.

23 Aug 2011

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International

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

LONDON, UK - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s.

18 Apr 2017

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