Eskom declares dispute with unions
Eskom declares dispute with unions

Eskom has declared a dispute with its three trade unions over preconditions introduced in wage negotiations...

21 hours ago

Mark Kingon, Sars acting commissioner
Tobacco industry commits to working with Sars

The fight against illicit trade in cigarettes and other tobacco products has received a boost Sars, Tisa and the Fita agreeing to work together...

1 day ago

Residents facing eviction from these houses in Bromwell Street want the City of Cape Town to give them alternative accommodation near the City CBD. Photo: Rejul Bejoy
Woodstock residents win right to challenge City of Cape Town on housing

Residents facing eviction from their homes in Bromwell Street, Woodstock, are entitled to challenge the City of Cape Town's housing plan, the Western Cape High Court has ruled...

By Barbara Maregele and Tara Osborne 1 day ago

Films and Publications Bill deals specifically with child pornography
Films and Publications Bill deals specifically with child pornography

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has reiterated that the Films and Publications Amendment Bill is not about censoring society, but it is about rooting out the possession and distribution of child pornography...

1 day ago

Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it
Is a criminal record ruining your career? Here's what you can do about it

While being caught shoplifting or driving under the influence when you were a teen may not have seemed like such a big deal back then, these minor offences can come back to bite you when trying to move up the career ladder...

1 day ago

Ombud takes insurer to task on shoddy client service
Ombud takes insurer to task on shoddy client service

Alexander Forbes' poor handling of a disability claim has raised the ire of the Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman, Judge Ron McLaren, who, as a result, ordered the insurer to pay the client out...

1 day ago

How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa
How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa

Contracts are an important part of our lives. We need to sign them if we want to have a job, a place to live, medical services, insurance, a bank account, a loan, or to send our children to school. The list goes on...

By Andrew Hutchison 1 day ago

Stephan Haynes of Gillan and Veldhuizen
Cryptocurrency, death and divorce. How it works

As cryptocurrency is a relatively new kid on the block, so to speak, the full legal ramifications of what happens to it in the event of a death or divorce are still being explored...

1 day ago

Silas Ramaite appointed acting NDPP
Silas Ramaite appointed acting NDPP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite as Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) following this week's ruling by the Constitutional Court on the appointment of Adv. Shaun Abrahams...

2 days ago

Annual Labour Law Conference opens this week
Annual Labour Law Conference opens this week

The 31st Annual Labour Law Conference will open in Kempton Park on Thursday, 16 August, marking the 6th anniversary of the Marikana Massacre...

2 days ago

Property bills in the works set to significantly impact the industry
Property bills in the works set to significantly impact the industry

A new set of bills expected to be passed by parliament this year will fundamentally impact South Africa's R6tn property industry...

2 days ago

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Tougher Climate Change Bill needed, says NGOs

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign has called for a more robust, proactive Climate Change Bill...

2 days ago

Eskom tender firms lose bid to have complaint dismissed
Eskom tender firms lose bid to have complaint dismissed

The Competition Tribunal has refused an application to dismiss a complaint against companies accused of price fixing and tender collusion involving a R240m Eskom tender...

3 days ago

Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal
Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Shaun Abrahams' appointment as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was constitutionally invalid and has subsequently dismissed his appeal with costs...

3 days ago

Special team to probe Krejcir interview
Special team to probe Krejcir interview

Government has set up a special investigation team to probe a telephonic interview between Talk Radio 702 and inmate Radovan Krejcir, which was aired on Friday...

3 days ago

Constitutional Court to rule on Shaun Abrahams's fate
Constitutional Court to rule on Shaun Abrahams's fate

The Constitutional Court is this morning expected to rule on whether or not the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, should vacate his position...

3 days ago

South African land reform debates reflect a tricky balance of power post Jacob Zuma’s rule. GCIS
South Africans differ on land reform. But there needs to be a meeting of minds

President Cyril Ramaphosa's late night announcement that the government was going to push ahead with implementing...

By Roger Southall 3 days ago

A look at gender pay legislation around the world
A look at gender pay legislation around the world

The World Economic Forum's most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress...

By Lauren Salt 10 Aug 2018

Rooting out devious traders
Rooting out devious traders

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, says the net is fast closing on dishonest traders...

8 Aug 2018

Jonty Leon, legal manager at Financial Emigration
New tax law doesn't put your passport at risk

The tax law amendment designed to compel expatriates to pay tax is going ahead, causing many citizens living abroad to consider the legal formalities of terminating their South African tax and exchange control residency...

By Jonty Leon 8 Aug 2018

King IV: 3 reasons your business should be compliant
King IV: 3 reasons your business should be compliant

Corporate governance is often seen as an issue to be dealt with by large organisations only. This is no longer the case. The current King IV Report contains principles for corporate governance that can be applied by SME's as well...

By Sixolile Timothy 8 Aug 2018

Have your say on SEZ Act regulations
Have your say on SEZ Act regulations

The public has been invited to have their say on the draft regulations on the Governance and Composition of the Special Economic Zones Act...

8 Aug 2018

No bail for trio in possession of explosives
No bail for trio in possession of explosives

Three people found in possession of explosives were today denied bail in the Musina Magistrates Court in Limpopo, said the South African Police Service (Saps)...

7 Aug 2018

Nominations open for Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission
Nominations open for Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission

Government has invited nominations from organisations and individuals within the cultural, religious and linguistic sectors of South Africa for candidates to be appointed as Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission...

7 Aug 2018

'Scotch whisky' now registered as a certification trademark in South Africa
'Scotch whisky' now registered as a certification trademark in South Africa

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has registered 'Scotch whisky' as a certification trademark in South Africa, which is the seventh largest Scotch whisky market by volume...

7 Aug 2018

A mined out site in an advanced state of rehabilitation
Mine rehabilitation: What can be achieved

South Africa has very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure, despite having laws that compare with the best in the world...

7 Aug 2018

Professor Suresh Kana, new chair of the King Committee
King hands over his crown

On 1 October 2018, Professor Mervyn King is handing over the role of chairman of the King Committee to Professor Suresh Kana...

6 Aug 2018

Government meets on land reform
Government meets on land reform

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform on Friday resolved that the approach to land reform must be based on three elements namely, increased security of tenure, land restitution and land redistribution...

6 Aug 2018

Judge Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
Ombud upholds second dread disease claim

There is no legal or insurance principle which prevents a dread disease claim to be paid out under two different policies for a recurrence of a condition...

6 Aug 2018

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