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Intimidation of informers by managers 'a problem'

The lack of protection for whistle-blowers, and their intimidation - in some cases by Cabinet ministers and senior managers - were challenges faced by the National Anti-Corruption Hotline, Parliament heard yesterday. The Public Service Commission (PSC), which manages the hotline, referred about...

Cell C goes to court over banner; Koch to challenge Hofmeyr gag order

NEWSWATCH: TechCentral reports Cell C has lodged an urgent application to have a banner set up by a disgruntled client removed. The Johannesburg High Court is to hear the application this week. Mail & Guardian reports Chester Missing creator Conrad Koch says he will to challenge the gag order...

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

Zuma loses, Sanral loses

Mail & Guardian reports Zuma's spy tapes appeal dismissed... The Supreme Court of Appeal has denied the president's application to keep the spy tapes from being released to the Democratic Alliance. And MyBroadband reports Sanral loses secrecy court bid... Applications by Sanral and the Protea...

Shabangu will represent SA legal fraternity at IBA

Tshepo Shabangu, a partner and trade mark specialist at Spoor & Fisher law firm, has been appointed as a representative of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at the International Bar Association (IBA). Shabangu will be reporting to the LSSA Council on international developments in the legal...

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to iafrica.com, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

Baker & McKenzie appoints top competition lawyer
Baker & McKenzie appoints top competition lawyer

Vani Chetty, one of the top competition lawyers in Southern Africa, has been appointed as a partner at Baker & McKenzie law firm. Chetty joins the firm's Johannesburg office from her own firm, Vani Chetty Competition Law, which was South Africa's first competition law boutique. Chetty focuses on...

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

Stellenbosch University CIP comments on Draft National Policy on IP
Stellenbosch University CIP comments on Draft National Policy on IP

The Chair of Intellectual Property at Stellenbosch University has responded to Government's invitation for commentary on the Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property, published in the Government Gazette on 4 September 2013. The CIP's comprehensive commentary consists of five sections drafted...

Adams & Adams protecting intellectual capital at Design Indaba Expo

At the recent Design Indaba, staff of Adams & Adams (@Cr8veDesignLaw), the first official attorneys of the Indaba, explained the forms of intellectual property to the exhibitors and provided advice on the protection and enforcement of their rights. According to Nishan Singh (@nishansingh), a partner...

LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails
LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails

Hoax emails and SMS are again circulating in the name of LG Electronics and the company advises all consumers to disregard this official looking communications falsely claiming that the recipient of the SMS or e-mail has won a sum of money from LGESA. The company cautions all recipients against...

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