Legal Trends 2018

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Media24 poised to end Novus deal

Novus Holdings, previously part of the Naspers Group, looks set to have its third grim year in a row, with reports that it is set to lose the crucial contract to print Media 24's newspapers and magazines to Caxton and a number of small independent printers...

19 hours ago

National minimum wage to be reviewed annually

The national minimum wage will be reviewed on 1 May of each year, in line with government's aim of alleviating poverty in the labour market...

15 hours ago

Landlords or tenants - who has more rights?

A sentiment frequently expressed by many a frustrated landlord these days is that "tenants have all the rights"...

15 hours ago

Vehicle registration fraud suspects to appear in court

Nine officials, including vehicle examiners and administration staff appear in court this week on charges of fraud and corruption...

14 hours ago

On land expropriation without compensation: Be aware of the risks

NERPO has, according to reports, come out in favour of expropriation of farmland without compensation. We expect that there are other groups that will do the same over the coming weeks. However...

By Kerwin Lebone 3 days ago

VAT hike on the cards, but it won't be easy for Gigaba

With the budget deficit projected to widen from 3.1% to 4.3% of GDP in the current fiscal year and tax revenue expected to fall R50.8bn short of earlier estimates, the Treasury is gripped by the challenge of finding new income streams. Many citizens believe, or fear, it will find them by raising taxes.

By Sunita Menon 3 days ago

Senate gives final passage to contested surveillance bill

The US Senate on Thursday gave final congressional approval to a bill extending a fiercely contested program giving national security agencies broad authority to intercept private electronic communications.

3 days ago

Attack on chicken import limits revived

South African poultry producers will be getting another opportunity to mount a legal challenge against the chicken import restriction that was introduced in Namibia as an infant industry protection measure...

By Werner Menges 18 Jan 2018

McKinsey strongly denies corruption allegations concerning Eskom and Trillian point by point

Global consultancy McKinsey has strongly denied allegations that it was involved in corrupt efforts to milk Eskom of hundreds of millions of rand...

By Linda Ensor 18 Jan 2018

How to fill SA's immediate skills gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, titled Critical Skills Survey Results 2017, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals...

By Marisa Jacobs 18 Jan 2018

Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town's mayor is unfair

Day Zero: the dreaded day when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry has been moved forward to 22 April...

By Lee-Ann Steenkamp 18 Jan 2018

Unethical touting and how to avoid becoming a victim

People who are injured in accidents are warned not to fall victim to 'touts' offering legal services for personal injury claims...

18 Jan 2018

Tribunal on Judge Motata's conduct begins

The tribunal investigating the complaints lodged with the Judicial Service Commission into the conduct of retired Judge Nkola Motata began on Wednesday morning when evidence leader Ivy Thenga called the first of two witnesses to testify.

By Ernest Mabuza 18 Jan 2018

Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What's been done to fix this

The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law...

By Laura-Stella Enonchong 18 Jan 2018

US state of New Jersey outlaws drunk droning

NEW YORK, USA: Drunk driving has been a social taboo for decades, but New Jersey has now added drunk droning to the statute books: outlawing the flying of unmanned aircraft after one too many drinks...

18 Jan 2018

When schoolyard bullying becomes a lawsuit

As the new school year starts in earnest this week, parents need to be aware of aware of the potential personal litigation risks that their children could face if they engage in bullying behaviour...

17 Jan 2018

Legal defence fund set up for Jacques Pauw over The President's Keepers

On Monday, Media Monitoring Africa announced a "legal defence fund" for journalist and author Jacques Pauw to fight legal challenges over his explosive 2017 book, The President's Keepers.

By Khulekani Magubane 16 Jan 2018

Maitland slumlord forced to fix up property

The Maitland house crammed with 52 immigrants who shared one toilet is under renovation, following action taken by the City of Cape Town...

By Tariro Washinyira 16 Jan 2018

National Minimum Wage briefing sessions resume

Briefing and engagement sessions aimed at educating workers about the National Minimum Wage (NMW) policy, which takes effect from 1 May 2018, are set to resume this week...

16 Jan 2018

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International

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan on Thursday pushed through a raft of controversial amendments to a media law despite concern that the new legislation will further limit freedom of speech in the tightly-controlled nation.

29 Dec 2017

What to do when you experience sexual harassment at work

In recent times, the news has featured several women who have come out to speak about one form of sexual harassment or the other they experienced while at work. From unwanted sexual advances to derogatory remarks about your sex, sexual harassment is a deep-seated issue especially in the workplace.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

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