Shan Radcliffe
AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter

AfriForum vs NPA - accusations from anonymous letter[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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

Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Aphelele Tapile
Is it legal for someone to record you without your knowledge?

Is it legal for someone to record you without your knowledge?[Aphelele Tapile] Recent times have seen the uprising of smartphones against not-so-smart people, and a trending weapon-of-choice in this regard is Call Recording Apps. However, this triggers the ethical question: is it even legal to record conversations without a person's knowledge...?

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Johan Botes
Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?

Could Zuma approach the Employment Tribunal?[Johan Botes] 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...

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

#BizTrends2018: Attorneys on hand - trending legal apps[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Shan Radcliffe
#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch

#BizTrends2018: Cases to watch[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Joon Chong
Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers

Judgment a tax victory for car manufacturers[Joon Chong] 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...

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Jacques van Wyk
Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.[Jacques van Wyk] 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...

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Brendon Ambrose
#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI

#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI[Brendon Ambrose] 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...

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

#BizTrends2018: Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018[Burton Phillips] 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...

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Burton Phillips
The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in

The #datamustfall war - Competition Commission weighs in[Burton Phillips] 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...

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Johan Botes
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...
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[Johan Botes] "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." ...

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Tom Jackson
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA[Tom Jackson] Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Dealing with a personal injury at your business - Monetary Library

Dealing with a personal injury at your business[Boris Dzhingarov] When someone becomes hurt at your place of business, things can turn serious fast...

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Shan Radcliffe
#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...[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Graeme Palmer
Which business start-up costs are tax deductible?

Which business start-up costs are tax deductible?[Graeme Palmer] SARS has provided further guidance on when pre-trade expenditure may be deducted for the purpose of determining taxable income...

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Tom Jackson
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services
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[Tom Jackson] Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
Your business is vulnerable: Seven tips to prevent identity theft - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] It may sound strange to think that your business could be the victim of identity theft, but the truth is that any entity is capable of being “hijacked” by fraudsters...

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Shan Radcliffe
#WomensMonth: Dealing with dual roles and double standards

#WomensMonth: Dealing with dual roles and double standards[Shan Radcliffe] This Women's Month, Pranitha Ramdial talks to us about the challenges women in the legal industry (and the working world, in general) face, and reminds us to keep fighting to make a difference...

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