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Court reverses media blackout in Karabo Mokoena murder case
Court reverses media blackout in Karabo Mokoena murder case

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has rescinded its order that had barred the media from reporting on the bail application proceedings of Sandile Mantsoe, accused of murdering his lover, Karabo Mokoena...

By Naledi Shange 23 hours ago

Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair
Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair

In the recent case of Willem Hendrik du Plessis v AMIC Trading, the employee referred a matter to the Labour Court seeking an order declaring his dismissal by the employer automatically unfair in terms of s187(1)(g) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

By Fiona Leppan and Stephan Venter 1 day ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

1 day ago

Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous
Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 1 day ago

ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden
ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden

Although the motives are good, the negative impact of the ETI is that it places an administrative burden on payroll departments...

By Lavine Haripersad 1 day ago

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'
Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones...

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Mining Charter: What does it all mean?
Mining Charter: What does it all mean?

Mining companies will need to start amending their legal and corporate structures if the challenges to the Mining Charter are unsuccessful...

By Giada Masina, Allan Reid and Deepa Vallabh 2 days ago

Storm may brew in rooibos probe
Storm may brew in rooibos probe

Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.

2 days ago

Photo: Roche
Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance
Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance

Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover...

3 days ago

Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act
Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act

The imposition of anti-dumping duties is the equivalent of building a wall around local industries, to protect jobs and industries against unfair competitive practices from abroad...

By Freddie Terblanche 3 days ago

PAs win job rights
PAs win job rights

The Labour Court has found in favour of 17 judges' secretaries who challenged the Office of the Chief Justice about their uncertain employment status, declaring that they are permanently employed...

3 days ago

Counterfeit goods, drugs confiscated at OR Tambo Airport
Counterfeit goods, drugs confiscated at OR Tambo Airport

Counterfeit goods worth an estimated R4.2 million were confiscated at OR Tambo International Airport over the course of the long weekend, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017...

3 days ago

PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid
PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid

The cargo on board a ship arrested in the Port Elizabeth harbour will remain in South Africa pending further legal action to determine its rightful ownership...

20 Jun 2017

Myeni 'innocently made a mistake', tribunal told
Myeni 'innocently made a mistake', tribunal told

A lawyer for SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, who stood accused of misrepresenting a board decision about the purchase of 10 aircraft from Airbus in 2013, said on Monday she had "innocently made a mistake" in communications with then public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba...

By Genevieve Quintal 20 Jun 2017

Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action
Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action

The Reserve Bank has been advised to bring urgent review proceedings to court to have the remedial action announced by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane set aside...

20 Jun 2017

Photo: Mediclinic
New law crimps hospital cash-back plans

The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes...

By Roland Buys 20 Jun 2017

Bilal Vallee, IT audit manager, Mazars Cape Town
The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them...

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa
Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa

Government is allowed to recover R1.125 billion in misappropriated public funds from Absa Bank and its predecessor Bankorp...

20 Jun 2017

New crime intelligence head appointed
New crime intelligence head appointed

Major-General Pat Mokushane has been appointed as the Acting Divisional Commissioner of the police Crime Intelligence Division...

19 Jun 2017

Public protector to probe death-trap taxis
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

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources
Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said...

19 Jun 2017

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...

By Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

SA lawyers: Motsoaledi, we're not the reason gynaes won't deliver babies
SA lawyers: Motsoaledi, we're not the reason gynaes won't deliver babies

If one is to accept Motsoaledi's proposition that medico-legal litigation is out of control, the reaction should be to map legislation to deal with it...

By Neil Kirby 19 Jun 2017

Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case
Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case

Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal...

By Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources. Photo: African Mining Indaba
Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC
'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry that resulted in his being booted out of the SABC...

15 Jun 2017

Need for independent trustee in family business trusts
Need for independent trustee in family business trusts

Following the case of Land and Agricultural Bank of SA v Parker and another, described as an ‘abuse of the trust form in business dealings', the Chief Master has issued a directive that all trusts registered for the first time or that are considered ‘family business trusts' must appoint an independent trustee, effective as from 6 March 2017...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 15 Jun 2017

Pitfall in using arbitration in labour disputes
Pitfall in using arbitration in labour disputes

The recent case of Sampson v South African Post Office serves as a cautionary tale for employers and highlights one of the pitfalls of using the process of inquiry by an arbitrator, in terms of s188A of the Labour Relations Act...

By Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 15 Jun 2017

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