Legal Trends 2018

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Commission set to wrap up probe into school uniform sector collusion

The Competition Commission's probe into the supply of school uniforms has so far established that various schools had made exclusive supply deals with stockists...

1 day ago

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 1 day ago

Sars' 2017 Tax Statistics identifies "PITfalls"

The 10th annual edition of the tax statistics for South Africa provides data on the key trends in tax revenue collections and highlights the role the tax system plays in contributing to South Africa's fiscal health...

By Des Kruger and Wesley Grimm 1 day ago

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...

1 day ago

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 1 day ago

Canadian man charged over leak of three billion hacked accounts

An Ontario man made his first court appearance on Monday, 15 January 2018, to answer charges of running a website that collected personal and password data from some three billion accounts, and sold them for profit...

1 day ago

Labour Law amendments give new families more time to bond

In November last year, the Labour Law Amendment Act, 2015 was passed by Parliament. While the media has mostly focused on the right to longer leave for new fathers, the provisions cover a broader spectrum of concerns...

2 days ago

The taxing problem of e-commerce

The digital commerce environment is developing and evolving at such a rate that global tax systems are struggling to keep up...

2 days ago

Pay discrimination on arbitrary grounds? Prove it.

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...

By Jacques van Wyk 2 days ago

Anti-smoking legislation could be an affront to freedom

The Department of Health will be submitting plans to amend legislation around smoking this year. Are the proposed changes entirely reasonable...?

By Jason Snyman 2 days ago

Hearings on KPMG role to start soon

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) inquiry into KPMG and the work it did for the Gupta family is expected to start hearing testimony later in January...

By Genevieve Quintal 2 days ago

Ford offers Kuga owners settlements to squash class action suit

Global motoring giant Ford is offering to settle the bank loans of Kuga owners whose vehicles have either caught alight or malfunctioned...

By Graeme Hosken 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

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

Eskom continues to block Daniels

After more than three months, Eskom's suspended head of legal and compliance, Suzanne Daniels, will have to wait another month to continue her battle to be reinstated...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Eight trends in Competition Law in 2018

As the Competition Amendment Bill seeks to give competition authorities bigger teeth, so we are likely to see greater enforcement and an impact on commercial dealings in the year to come...

By Leana Engelbrecht 12 Jan 2018

'Revenge porn': Facebook to compensate Northern Irish teen

Facebook has settled a legal case involving naked photos posted on the social media platform of a Northern Irish teenager, the lawyer for the victim confirmed to AFP on Wednesday...

11 Jan 2018

Entrepreneurs, don't fear the legal nitty-gritty, embrace it

Seeking legal advice is not always a start-up's first priority, but a legal mistake early on can prove to be costly, if not fatal to a business...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 'Privacy by Design' - Africa's best chance for global data protection compliance

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be implemented on 25 May 2018, is raising the bar for data protection globally, and setting a new gold standard in a digitally transforming world...

By Alexia Christie and Rubeena Parker 11 Jan 2018

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International

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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