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Henri van Breda found guilty
Henri van Breda found guilty

Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in their Stellenbosch home...

By Shan Radcliffe 1 day ago

AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter
AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter

AfriForum has filed criminal charges against National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams and six other senior members of the National Prosecuting Authority, following the receipt of an anonymous letter containing detailed allegations of serious misconduct...

By Shan Radcliffe 12 Apr 2018

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Everything you need to know about levies in sectional title schemes

Often referred to as the "life-blood" of the body corporate, owners have to pay contributions and trustees, managing agents and attorneys may have to collect them...

By Jennifer Paddock 6 Apr 2018

You can't fire me, I resign!
You can't fire me, I resign!

The past year has seen many high level execs resign rather than face a disciplinary inquiry. This raises the question: does a company have any right to reject a 'resignation with immediate effect' and make the employee go through the disciplinary process...?

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Mar 2018

Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?
Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?

The much-anticipated signing of South Africa's renewables power purchase agreements (PPAs) has once again been delayed. This time by an application for an interdict to prevent the contracts being concluded...

By Nicci Botha 14 Mar 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 Mar 2018

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age
Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Feb 2018

Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?
Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?

With Jacob Zuma finally resigning from the presidency following pressure from the ANC NEC, the question arises on his possible legal remedies should he feel aggrieved at being compelled to vacate his office and official residence...

By Johan Botes 15 Feb 2018

Roger Baxter, CEO: South African Chamber of Mines
#miningindaba18: Regulatory environment threatens investment in mining

After a tumultuous ride, the world economy pendulum is starting to swing in favour of commodities, but it's the current regulatory environment that is the real trial facing the South African mining industry...

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps
#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps

These days there really is an app for almost everything and everyone - including an array about and for the legal industry. Here's a quick look at trending legal apps for the year...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

Reputation is the be-all and end-all
Reputation is the be-all and end-all

In light of the Capitec/Viceroy debacle, Clare O'Donovan takes a look at the top five risks that could impact reputation and which she believes should be the top priority for corporate South Africa...

By Clare O'Donovan 31 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch
#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch

Crime, cartels, corruption, fraud, defaults, divorce... Say what we may about pitiful employment figures, there's no shortage of work for South African courts. Here are a few cases that may pique the public interest this year...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Jan 2018

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment has provided much needed clarity that Productive Asset Allowance certificate amounts granted to automotive manufacturers are capital in nature as their purpose is to incentivise capital investments...

By Joon Chong 26 Jan 2018

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.
Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

To succeed with a claim of unfair discrimination based on an arbitrary ground, an employee would need to adduce evidence or establish link between the arbitrary ground and the differentiation complained of...

By Jacques van Wyk 15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Eight trends in Competition Law in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Eight trends in Competition Law in 2018

As the Competition Amendment Bill seeks to give competition authorities bigger teeth, so we are likely to see greater enforcement and an impact on commercial dealings in the year to come...

By Leana Engelbrecht 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI
#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI

Hollywood flirted with Artificial Intelligence (AI) long before it became mainstream, portraying it as an adversary, pitting man against machine. Though it is no secret that it got the whole narrative around AI patently wrong...

By Brendon Ambrose 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

The past two years have seen the Competition Commission undertake a number of market inquiries involving the retail, healthcare and public passenger transport markets. However, few market inquiries have captured the attention of South African consumers more than the inquiry into the high costs of data...

By Burton Phillips 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Five trends in employment law we can expect in 2018

As we launch into 2018, here are a handful of trends we'll be seeing in the workplace this coming year...

By Johan Botes 8 Jan 2018

All the King's Horses and all the King's Men could not put the contract together again...
All the King's Horses and all the King's Men could not put the contract together again...

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone," it means just what I chose it to mean - neither more, neither less." ...

By Johan Botes 3 Jan 2018

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

By Tom Jackson 11 Dec 2017

How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt
How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt

We've all seen them. Those product ads promising hope in a bottle for guaranteed weight loss or some other miracle cure...

By Nicci Botha 24 Nov 2017

Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should
Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business...

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

Dealing with a personal injury at your business
Dealing with a personal injury at your business

When someone becomes hurt at your place of business, things can turn serious fast...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?
How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are completely unregulated, and although not regarded as legal tender, there are no laws preventing them being used as payment...

By Graeme Palmer 30 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...
#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...

What do 18th century tailors, cats and the 21st century legal industry have to do with local entrepreneurship? Graeme Wilson, CEO of Whipping the Cat, makes the connection for us...

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Oct 2017

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017

Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHI

However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law
#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law

Although not typically known as an innovative sector, the legal industry is rapidly embracing technology and the advances and ease of access it can offer...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Sep 2017

The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in
The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in

After a public outcry, which included a social media campaign under the hashtag #datamustfall, South Africa's competition regulators, ICASA and now the Competition Commission have announced investigations aimed at bringing the costs of data down...

By Burton Phillips 29 Sep 2017

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