The Job Summit and creating employment - how about VAT?
The Job Summit and creating employment - how about VAT?

While there is a huge focus on stimulating employment, one aspect not receiving sufficient attention is the devastating impact VAT can have on small, labour-intensive businesses and how VAT can be used to incentivise job creation...

By Aneria Bouwer 8 Oct 2018

Announcing newly elected Legal Practice Council
Announcing newly elected Legal Practice Council

Deputy Chairperson of the National Forum on the Legal Profession, Max Boqwana, has announced the first cohort of the Legal Practice Council...

8 Oct 2018

Employment Equity roadshows hit KZN
Employment Equity roadshows hit KZN

The Department of Labour's public hearings on the amendments of the Employment Equity (EE) Act and the draft EE regulations kicks off in KwaZulu-Natal this week.

8 Oct 2018

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Get ready for the new Advertising Regulatory Board...

NEWSWATCH: Some fear the demise of SA's Advertising Standards Authority will lead to a drop in advertising quality, but self-regulation will remain a core focus for the new Advertising Regulatory Board, set to start swinging stronger than before...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

ICJ judgment on US Iran sanctions welcomed
ICJ judgment on US Iran sanctions welcomed

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering the United States of America (USA) to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not affect humanitarian aid and civil aviation safety...

5 Oct 2018

Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees
Defining the lines for automatic transfer of employees

Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other...?

By Johan Botes 4 Oct 2018

SCA rules on publication of child victims' names
SCA rules on publication of child victims' names

The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a ground-breaking judgment recently in the matter Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & Others, reinforcing the public's right to be informed of crimes involving child victims...

By Pieter Conradie, Anja Hofmeyr and Ashleigh Gordon 4 Oct 2018

Banks are clogging up the justice system, says court
Banks are clogging up the justice system, says court

A full bench of the Pretoria High Court ruled last week that magistrates' courts should be the first port of call for banks seeking judgment against their clients...

By Ciaran Ryan 4 Oct 2018

'Getting to Canada' ... South Africa's mining exploration challenge
'Getting to Canada' ... South Africa's mining exploration challenge

Political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, in a general formulation, writes about how countries should aspire to the level of institutional and social achievement of Denmark. 'Getting to Denmark' is how he summarises the development challenge...

By David Christianson 4 Oct 2018

Victory for debtors as judges rule that cases must be referred to lower courts
Victory for debtors as judges rule that cases must be referred to lower courts

The Pretoria High Court struck another blow on behalf of distressed debtors last week. A full bench of three judges ruled that magistrates' courts should be the first port of call for financial institutions seeking judgment against their clients, where matters fall within the lower courts' monetary jurisdiction...

By Ciaran Ryan 3 Oct 2018

Legal fees: to cap or not to cap?
Legal fees: to cap or not to cap?

In response to demands for greater predictability and the necessity to control legal costs more effectively, it has become essential for law firms to remain innovative by introducing non-hourly billing strategies...

By Nikita Lalla 3 Oct 2018

A juristic person has "no body to kick and no soul to damn"
A juristic person has "no body to kick and no soul to damn"

The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa recently had to consider whether a company subleasing accommodation premises to a university could enjoy the tax benefits that are available to suppliers of commercial accommodation...

By JJ van der Walt 2 Oct 2018

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Eripio issues Notice of Liquidation to ASA

A Notice of Liquidation has been issued against the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa by Eripio, but the members of the ASA are determined that this will not mean the end of self-regulation of advertising content...

2 Oct 2018

#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape
#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape

NEWSWATCH: Court reporting is notoriously one of the most strictly regulated fields of journalism, which is why media celebrated this morning when granted an application to take still pictures of the #DrosRape accused...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2018

Companies Amendment Bill gazetted
Companies Amendment Bill gazetted

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the Companies Amendment Bill for public comment...

2 Oct 2018

SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling
SABC, MultiChoice urged to comply with ConCourt ruling

The Constitutional Court has granted the Competition Commission jurisdiction to investigate the deal signed between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and MultiChoice...

1 Oct 2018

Have your say on digital sound broadcasting
Have your say on digital sound broadcasting

South Africans have been called to comment on the draft policy directive regarding the introduction of the digital sound broadcasting in South Africa...

1 Oct 2018

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De Lille requests investigation into Foreshore property sale

Mayor Patricia de Lille has requested an investigation into the sale of city-owned land on Cape Town's Foreshore...

By GroundUp staff 1 Oct 2018

Technology dominates our lives - that's why we should teach human rights law to software engineers
Technology dominates our lives - that's why we should teach human rights law to software engineers

Artificial intelligence (AI) is finding its way into more and more aspects of our daily lives...

By Ana Beduschi 1 Oct 2018

Cape winery settles discrimination case with Paralympian
Cape winery settles discrimination case with Paralympian

Durbanville Hills has reached a settlement agreement with South African Paralympic swimmer, Hendri Herbst, following the institution of legal proceedings in the Equality Court by the Law Clinic on Herbst's behalf...

28 Sep 2018

Dlamini to pay 20% legal costs in Sassa matter
Dlamini to pay 20% legal costs in Sassa matter

The Constitutional Court has ruled that former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini be held personally liable for 20% of the legal costs incurred in the Sassa social grants matter...

28 Sep 2018

Settlement agreement reached on spectrum court challenge
Settlement agreement reached on spectrum court challenge

A settlement agreement has been reached in the matter involving the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the allocation of high demand spectrum...

27 Sep 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?
Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?

The South African mining industry needs to consider ways to prevent a further decline of the mining sector and simplify access for potential entrants into the mining industry...

By Athi Jara 26 Sep 2018

Financial law bill open for comment
Financial law bill open for comment

National Treasury has published the Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill, which will strengthen the Reserve Bank to manage the orderly resolution or winding down of a failing financial institution for public consultation...

26 Sep 2018

Struggling with struggle songs during a strike
Struggling with struggle songs during a strike

Does the singing of struggle songs - with racial undertones - during a strike warrant dismissal of the employees...?

By Johan Botes, Tracy Robbins and Rui Lopes 25 Sep 2018

Instantly compare legislation at a specific 'Point in Time'
Instantly compare legislation at a specific 'Point in Time'

Now new, enhanced functionality from LexisNexis enables subscribers to comprehensive online legal research tool, Lexis Library, to view not only current legislation, but also all previous amendments since 2014...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Sep 2018

Important victory for smaller trade unions
Important victory for smaller trade unions

In an important victory for smaller unions, the Constitutional Court has ruled that a minority union can organise in the workplace even if it doesn't meet membership requirements agreed on by the majority union and the employer...

By Kathleen Mpofu 21 Sep 2018

Equity Amendment Bill pushes workplace transformation agenda
Equity Amendment Bill pushes workplace transformation agenda

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill and the Draft Employment Equity Regulations, which aim to fast-track slow transformation in the workplace, are expected to be published in the Government Gazette this afternoon...

21 Sep 2018

Media classification guidelines to protect artists, public
Media classification guidelines to protect artists, public

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the draft Film and Publication Board's (FPB) Classification Guidelines seek to determine the extent to which media content is reflective of the public's values and expectations...

21 Sep 2018

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