The unbearable lightness of Yunus Carrim as he seeks to limit the damage from the Special Investigative Unit report on endemic SABC corruption.
By Ed Herbst 4 Dec 2013 08:09
Canned hunting was unknown to me up until a few months ago, and I'm guilty of being ignorant of the fact that this is happening under my very own nose, but from the moment I discovered the truth, I haven't been able to stop thinking or talking about it.
By Angie White 3 Dec 2013 09:18
Bank guarantees feature regularly, and are very often perceived as 'standard' or 'template' documents in respect of which little if any negotiation is encountered insofar as legal drafting is concerned.
By Yaniv Kleitman 29 Nov 2013 11:17
In recent months it has been brought to our attention that the city seems to be billing sectional title schemes incorrectly, or alternatively unfairly discriminating against consumers who own sectional title units in respect of billing them for electricity and water.
By Ramon Pereira 27 Nov 2013 08:09
As the pace of development into the rest of Africa gains momentum, more and more South African companies are considering expanding their businesses into the rest of the continent. There are several legal issues to consider - and some pitfalls to beware of.
By Anli Dowling 26 Nov 2013 10:12
NEWSWATCH: Police apparently fear that reporters with machine guns hidden in their cameras could pose a risk to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, reports Times Live, and Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says he has received the PP's report on the SABC, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 26 Nov 2013 09:19
Complementary medicines, long unregulated in South African law, are now formally included in the General Regulations ("the General Regulations") promulgated in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act No. 101 of 1965, as amended ("the Medicines Act").
By Neil Kirby 25 Nov 2013 11:33
NEWSWATCH: First they couldn't, now they can - the media that is... can cover Julius Malema's trial on multiple charges, reports news24. BDLive reports the owner of Goldfields newspaper is to testify against Media24, and Google and Microsoft have agreed to measures to block images of child abuse, reports the BBC.
By Rod Baker 18 Nov 2013 11:39
The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, No 3 of 2000 (PAJA) makes it clear that administrative action entails a decision, or a failure to make a decision, by an administrator which has a direct, external legal effect on a party.
By Deshni Naidoo 14 Nov 2013 09:44
The Labour Relations Amendment Bill 2012 was recently tabled before parliament to amend the Labour Relations Act no 66 of 1995. It has been accepted by parliament but has not yet been enacted.
By Antoine Smith 8 Nov 2013 11:41
Mr A (debtor) and Mr B (creditor) enter into a credit agreement, but Mr A defaults on his payments in terms of the agreement and he receives a letter of demand for immediate payment of the full amount outstanding.
By Amanda Swanson 8 Nov 2013 09:10
A new Companies Act became operative in our law on 1 May 2011. This Act introduced some novel provisions into our law - among them business rescue.
By Eric Levenstein 8 Nov 2013 08:47
The South African landscape is filled with mine dumps bearing testament to South Africa's rich mining heritage.
By Jackwell Feris 5 Nov 2013 08:09
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports the South African Police Service has threatened Independent Newspapers because it wants the group to 'hand over material related to intercepted calls involving national police commissioner Riah Phiyega'. On the media front, Gill Moodie reports on Grubstreet that Caxtons is buying RamsayMedia.
By Rod Baker 4 Nov 2013 08:10
This is a golden age for investigative reporting in South Africa. In the Muldergate era there were two enduring themes, apartheid itself and the Info Scandal.
By Ed Herbst 1 Nov 2013 13:24
The Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (DNPIP) of South Africa was published on 4 September 2013 for public comments.
By Dr Madelein Kleyn 31 Oct 2013 09:55
Good communication is the basis of any good relationship - we all know that. But honesty can be awkward, and so most people avoid difficult conversations, often in the name of politeness.
By Jody Doyle 30 Oct 2013 13:39
The revised Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Code of Good Practice (the "RCoGP") has highlighted government's desire to see more small black businesses gaining access to economic opportunity.
By Olga Meshoe 30 Oct 2013 09:28
You are probably in pursuit of that first client, an investor, funding from an institution or seeking assistance with professional skills. In that midst, don't lose your most valuable asset, the business in your idea.
By Banele Rewo 30 Oct 2013 08:23
The decimation of South Africa's rhino population is undoubtedly one of the most emotive issues of current times.
By Helen Dagut 29 Oct 2013 11:26
Social media platforms were aflutter recently following allegations by a Cape Town artist that Woolworths reproduced her design of a hummingbird without her consent.
By Janine Hollesen 29 Oct 2013 09:42
In the recent case Stabilpave (Pty) Ltd v South African Revenue Services (SARS), the taxpayer (Stabilpave) was due a tax refund of R728,474 plus interest. The banking details of the taxpayer were not available to SARS and they therefore posted a cheque for the refund.
By Graeme Palmer 23 Oct 2013 10:29
Employees are often employed in terms of fixed-term contracts for the purpose of completing a specific project. If the project consists of multiple phases and employees are required to complete a specific phase rather than the entire project then this should be made clear in their contracts of employment.
By Jacques van Wyk 23 Oct 2013 08:13
With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises.
By Ayanda Dlamini 22 Oct 2013 16:06
On 23 August 2013, the Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2012 came into force. The wording of the amendment Act has drastically changed what was widely understood to be the reason for the existence of the Constitutional Court - to adjudicate on Constitutional matters.
By Jonathan Ripley-Evans 21 Oct 2013 11:39
An employer who is faced with an employee who is under the influence of alcohol in the workplace may, in the absence of satisfactory evidence, proceed by way of a disciplinary hearing for misconduct.
By Jacques van Wyk 18 Oct 2013 10:09
The ambit of the Conventional Penalties Act, No 15 of 1962 (CPA), is to provide for the enforceability of penalty stipulations, including those based on a pre-estimate of damages and forfeit clauses.
By Corné Lewis 18 Oct 2013 08:10
Mr Shuttleworth famously sold his shares in Thawte, which earned him a substantial amount of money. He subsequently decided to emigrate from the Republic and to transfer all of his remaining assets out of the country.
By Alastair Morphet 17 Oct 2013 08:55
The Constitutional Court held (on 9 October 2013) that a trade union cannot avoid liability for its neglect to prosecute claims by its members merely because the union has a constitutional right to determine its own administration.
By Johan Botes 16 Oct 2013 07:08
NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 16 Oct 2013 07:05
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