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#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box
#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box

Although every attorney is obligated to provide 24 hours of free legal work per year, some firms take a special interest in the pro bono services they offer and go so far as to establish a dedicated department, headed up by a team of specialists. Webber Wentzel is one such firm...

By Shan Radcliffe 7 hours ago

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Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people
#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people

Odette Geldenhuys has dedicated her career to assisting those less fortunate, fighting for the rights of those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to have their voices heard...

By Shan Radcliffe 18 Jul 2017

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees
Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, deciding that the client of the temporary employment service (TES) becomes the sole employer of the TES employees...

By Lauren Salt 13 Jul 2017

Taxing income on the sale of properties
Taxing income on the sale of properties

When does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade?

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2017

When is tax payable on sale of property?
When is tax payable on sale of property?

The Tax Court in M v the Commissioner for SARS recently addressed the question of when does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade...

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2017

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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 21 Jun 2017

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 21 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

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

Boris Dzhingarov
The pros and cons of immigrants entering the West

As the world looks into how to help fix the refugee problem around the globe, analysts explain that there are several pros and cons of immigrants entering the West...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 May 2017

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind...

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal
Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants...

By Adrian Goslett 22 May 2017

Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates
Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates

Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation on the seller's part as they need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market...

By Adrian Goslett 8 May 2017

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You are about to be banned!

Of course we all know that the advertising bans of alcohol products is getting closer and closer...

By Chris Brewer 8 May 2017

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How servitude impacts property values

What is a servitude and how can it impact the value of a property?

By Adrian Goslett 5 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How are law firms making money as businesses?

Countless law firms ended up bankrupt because of various different problems. In most cases there are not enough clients to make the firm profitable...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2017

Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity
Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity

South Africa's ranking on apparent labour market inflexibility (129th out of 138 countries according to the World Economic Forum Competitiveness rankings 2016/2017) suggests that businesses perceive South Africa to be a rigid operating environment...

By Johan Botes 28 Apr 2017

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Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction
Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned...

By Jonathan Ripley-Evans 18 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to protect business assets from a divorce

Over 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Statistics even go up to 60% when referring to following marriages. Divorces are really difficult to deal with but if you have a business, everything becomes even more complicated...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to trademark your business secrets (and why you should)

As a prospective entrepreneur, should you spend the time and effort to trademark your brand? Or do you hope that nobody mimics your company and potentially confuses your consumers?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Apr 2017

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...
Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...

When I saw the headlines on Friday stating the Western Cape High Court had declared the use of marijuana at home legal, I believed someone had shot off an early April Fool's joke...

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Mar 2017

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Brands and social media influencers, are you at risk?

Although Andy Warhol proclaimed in 1968 that, in the future, everyone would be world-famous for fifteen minutes, it is unlikely that he could possibly have imagined today's social media crazed world and the multiple platforms that exist to enable anyone, anywhere, to become a celebrity...

By Kelly Thompson 31 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How self-marketing influences success in law practices

What sets most lawyers apart from each other is not necessarily their ability to use their knowledge of the law to win cases for their clients, but the quality or lack of it when it comes to self-marketing...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers
#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers

Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team...

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Mar 2017

Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?
Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?

Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far...

By Johan Botes 6 Mar 2017

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings
Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace...

By Johan Botes 21 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?
Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

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