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...

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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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Boris Dzhingarov
Business mistakes too many law firms make - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Being a really good attorney does not mean that you are a highly talented businessman or entrepreneur. This is something that is really important to understand since there is a pretty large number of law firms that end up bankrupt...

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Johan Botes
Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations

Johan Botes[Johan Botes] A curious statutory effect of collective agreements is that a collective bargaining agreement amends the contracts of employment of individual employees...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Four ways to protect your business from legal problems - Monetary Library

Four ways to protect your business from legal problems[Boris Dzhingarov] When starting a new business, or running an already established one, it's critical to ensure that the business doesn't create unnecessary legal problems for itself...

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

#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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

#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees[Lauren Salt] 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...

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Graeme Palmer
When is tax payable on sale of property?

When is tax payable on sale of property?[Graeme Palmer] 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...

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Freddie Terblanche
Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act

Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act[Freddie Terblanche] 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...

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Jackwell Feris
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality[Jackwell Feris] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
The pros and cons of immigrants entering the West - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How are law firms making money as businesses? - Monetary Library

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

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

Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity[Johan Botes] 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...

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Jonathan Ripley-Evans
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions[Jonathan Ripley-Evans] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How to protect business assets from a divorce - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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?...

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

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...[Shan Radcliffe] 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...

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Boris Dzhingarov
How self-marketing influences success in law practices - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

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